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5 Classic Items for a Clean Spring Look!

We’re tapping into the brilliant mind of a sartorial wizard: Olie Arnold, the style director at one of my favorite fashion retailers, Mr Porter

Olie Arnold is the Style Director of UK-based menswear brand Mr Porter.

March 22, 2024 11:10 am

Spring is the perfect season to refresh your look. A great place to start is by making sure you’ve got those core staples that seamlessly embed into your existing wardrobe, with a splash of something new.

I’m Olie Arnold, style director of Mr Porter. Today, I’ve chosen an edit of my spring must-haves, those foundational pieces that will elevate your look and become the building blocks of your wardrobe. From the statement investment bag to the high-quality classic white tee, I’ve chosen timeless, wearable items in which you are guaranteed to look and feel great, and wear again all season long and beyond.

White t-shirt on a white background
Mr P. Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
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A Classic White T-Shirt

Mr P. Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt, $80

A classic white T-shirt is trans-seasonal and essential for a capsule wardrobe — for spring, layer it under a knitted sweater or jacket. When layering, make sure you buy the right size, starting with the piece closest to your skin. If you’re a medium in a T-shirt, consider buying a large in your overgarment for extra comfort and a better fit.

Beige pants on a white background
A.P.C. Ville Straight-Leg Cotton-Twill Chinos
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A Pair of Trousers

A.P.C. Ville Straight-Leg Cotton-Twill Chinos, $350

Weighty wools, heavyweight denims and corduroy trousers should be packed away and swapped in for cotton or lightweight wool blends. A chino is a great choice for spring — pair with a cardigan or button-down and a good leather loafer for a clean look.

Black leather loafers on a white background
Mr P. Scott Polished-Leather Penny Loafers
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A Good Pair of Loafers

Mr P. Scott Polished-Leather Penny Loafers, $355

Loafers are another trans-seasonal essential. Pair them with everything from trousers to denim, complemented with a playful knit or classic button-down. They can effortlessly be dressed up or down. For spring, wear them with a merino-wool sock.

Green and yellow striped cardigan sweater with buttons on a white background
The Elder Statesman Striped Cashmere Cardigan
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A Striped Cashmere Cardigan

The Elder Statesman Striped Cashmere Cardigan, $1,990

Cardigans are a spring staple. To elevate your look, opt for cashmere in neutral, earthy tones. The Elder Statesman is a perfect option to make a subtle statement paired with your go-to chino trouser or selvage denim.

Green bag on a white background
Loewe Puzzle Fold Large Panelled Leather Tote Bag
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A Timeless Bag

Loewe Puzzle Fold Large Panelled Leather Tote Bag, $2,300

A good bag is a smart investment and a must-have for this season. Loewe’s Puzzle Fold Tote Bag has an understated design that works with every outfit.

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