How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring: Fashion for Short Men


As the winter months slowly begin to recede, the time to transition your wardrobe from heavier, warmer winter gear to the lighter pieces for spring will begin again. This annual evolution can be even more difficult for shorter men, since what fits a taller guy might not always work best with your body type.

But that doesn’t mean that short men’s fashion can’t transition with the seasons. It just means you have to plan ahead and build a solid wardrobe with easy-to-grab pieces that are ready for whatever the weather can throw at you.

Focus on Layering to Transition Your Style from Winter to Spring

First and foremost, have a great base of pieces designed for layering. You can start the day with multiple layers to keep warm, and as the afternoon heats up, you can easily lose a few to keep cool while still looking great. A few tips for layers:

1. The lightest, thinnest fabrics should go closest to your body. You want these to fit tight enough against your skin that there is no bunching or pulling, but still comfortable enough to not constrict anything. In general, when it comes to layering for a winter-to-spring wardrobe,
stick with a short-sleeve option for your first layer.

2. Don’t go crazy. Yes, layers are an excellent way to have a flexible outfit that can see you through changing temperatures all day long. But any more than three and you’re going to look bulky and odd. Especially for short men, stick with no more than three layers for the ideal
balance of fashion and comfort.

3. There is a method to the color madness. Lighter colors go inside, and darker on the outside. If you want to throw a pattern in there, stick with one, with the rest of the pieces in complimentary solid colors.

4. Make sure they all work individually. Don’t throw on a ratty old shirt as your first layer thinking no one will see it. If it warms up enough that you want to start pulling off layers, you want each item to look great on its own just as well as they all work together.

Color Choice and Fabric Both Matter When Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

The changing of seasons is a great time to bring new colors into your wardrobe lineup. Winter tends to have darker, more saturated colors, but spring is a chance to start experimenting with lighter tones. As you transition between seasons, consider adding a light colored shirt as your bottom layer instead of white. Or make your middle layer a patter with a spring-inspired color
palette.

Another thing to keep in mind when putting together your transition wardrobe is the fabric choice. Winter tends to bring heavier knits and wools, while spring is a chance to start breaking out the lightweight cottons and other fabrics that help the body breathe. By layering them up, you’ll still be warm enough in the mornings and evenings when the temperatures are still dipping, but you’ll be comfortable during the warm afternoons as well.

Now that you know how to layer short men’s clothes, here are a few pieces you should consider adding to your wardrobe as go-to pieces that will make the whole process easy: just grab and go, without needing to worry about whether something will fit your body correctly, or will look great no matter how many pieces it’s layered with (remember, just not more than three)

1. The undershirt. This is the base layer that everything else is built on – and you don’t have to stick with white. Consider the Heather Blue Staple Crew Neck Tee as a great alternative to the ribbed white shirt. It is not only comfortable and designed to fit a shorter man’s body so it looks great when worn alone, it is also a perfect option when layering, checking off all the proverbial boxes.

2. The second layer is a great place to have a comfortable polo shirt. With the changing of seasons you have a few options — if you want to go with short sleeves, consider the Burgundy Pique Daily Polo. For a long sleeve option, try the Navy Pique Long Sleeve Daily Polo. Both of
these work great as either a top layer over a single t-shirt, or as a middle layer if you want to wear a jacket or vest on top for added warmth and style.

3. A great denim shirt can be either a middle or top layer as well, and the Dark Wash Denim Shirt is a stylish choice. The darker wash means that it will blend in perfectly with your winter pieces, but since it’s denim, it is timeless enough to pair perfectly with your spring collection as
well. And it is lightweight enough to be versatile, allowing you to wear it buttoned up, or left open, depending on what you pair it with, and how casual you want to be.

4. Jeans. Blue jeans are so last season. If you’re looking for style for short men, consider getting jeans outside of the traditional denim color. The Concrete Wash Essential Jeans and Asphalt Wash Essential Jeans are both great options, since they are still neutral enough to work with
both the winter and spring colors, but they are also fashionable enough to stand out as more than just a pair of pants you grabbed off the rack.

The Ash & Erie Winter and Spring Collections for Short Men

Stacking your wardrobe with pieces like these, designed to fit a short man’s body type, and look great at the same time, will make it easy to layer as you move between the seasons. You won’t have to worry about what to wear, since you’ll already have great options right at your
fingertips ready to go wherever the changing weather takes you.

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