- Ah, the bomber. Perennially cool but so much more at the moment thanks to Ryan Gosling's ultra suave performance in Drive. Channel Ry-Go with simple white tees and slim fit jeans (don't forget the watch) or layer it with a sweater when the transitional weather threatens to get the better of you.
- Linen is the ultimate summer fabric. It's cool, comfortable, breathable and it dries quickly. Practical fashion, anyone? The royal blue is a great summer shade so it works with jeans, chinos, or even shorts for your holidays. It's not called a beach jacket for nothing.
- There's a return to utility driven design in menswear at the moment. Get ahead of the curve in this Universal Works piece. It has pockets galore plus drawstrings and a hood to keep you all wrapped up with style when those inevitable April showers hit, plus it ticks the summer colour box with aplomb.
- OK, it's not so much about outerwear but if you need something lightweight yet still smart enough for work then the linen blazer is your go-to for a warmer day. The indigo is a great alternative to the usual office palette so button up your shirts and roll up a pair of chinos for a (quite literally) cool spring outfit that'll have you wondering why you even bothered buying that handheld fan.
- Black isn't a traditionally sunny colour but when there's a lot of different shades going on then it's good, not to mention sensible, to have a dark neutral base. Throw this on with blocks of colour to give it a springtime edge and remove the collar for a more laidback look.
- As the festival season begins, you'll want a parka on hand for instant cool (and immediate dry). This offering from Barbour by TO KI TO has all the detailing you could possibly want - a sleeve pocket, press stud fastening, a toggle here, a D-ring there. If you're not standing in a field somewhere, keep it casual with jeans and a graphic tee.
- This is a firm fashion favourite - the classic with a twist. Bring it into your springtime style by teaming slim jeans or chinos with this nylon bomber. An otherwise lacklustre outfit can be transformed with this ultra sleek piece so make sure it's kept fairly neutral and let the jacket do all the talking.
- The pea coat is a sartorial wunderkind - layered up on a crisp spring morning, you'll be glad of the double-breasted protection but as the sun burns through the clouds, simply open it up. Striped tees or shirts work well but this style is all about a classic look.
- Seersucker is reminiscent of the hazy summer days of the 1920s (think Great Gatsby gents) but given a modern update in the form of this Hartford blazer so you've got classic style meets a contemporary unstructured fit. Perfect with chinos and muted tones.
- When the morning's a bit fresh or you're going out on a spring evening then a quilted jacket from experts Barbour is the way forward. Light yet warm enough to keep that pesky chill out, it requires nothing more than a T-shirt beneath it. Or, if you're heading out for the evening, a shirt with slim dark jeans or gently tapered chinos finished by loafers or brogues.
Navy Plaid Lined Teddy Bomber Jacket
Royal Blue Linen Cotton Beach Jacket
Red Olmetex Nylon Mountain Anorak
Indigo Cotton Linen Plymouth Blazer
Black Cotton Removable Collar Blouson