Who doesn’t love the spring? However much you enjoy sledding and winter walks, it’s always cheering to see gardens start to green up and hear birds
A light jacket
Don’t turn up wearing all-weather hiking gear because you’re worried it might turn a little bit nippy later on but do bear in mind that spring evenings do cool down pretty rapidly, so unless you like the goose bump look or you think that shivering is chic, you’d be as well to bring a light jacket along. You don’t want kilos of Harris Tweed hanging on your arm, so why not go for denim, it’s casual, stylish and it will do a good job of keeping you warm as the evening draws on.
Springtime is not the time for shorts, and even sandals and chinos may be chilly so why not go for a pair of classic black skinny Levi’s. Just make sure that they’re not so skinny that you can’t enjoy a beer or two and a plate of that delicious looking food.
You think because it’s not full summer that you can’t really wear a pair of shades? That low, spring sun can be pretty bright on a good garden party day, so make sure you’re prepared. You’ll have the benefit of not squinting at the people you’re talking to, and of looking super stylish. Bronze or dark green lenses can look cool without being too flashy, and if you need prescription glasses, there’s always an option to get prescription lenses with your frames from brands like Ray Ban.
Hold your fire with that full-on Hawaiian or Bermuda but it’s definitely time to ditch the dark shades of winter and get a little colour going. Short sleeves if you think you’re tough enough but if not let’s at least get that top button undone. Ties are not casual but if you really must and you don’t mind people having a bit of a laugh at your expense, then go for a colourful bowtie, but you’ll need the personality to carry it off. A safer bet and a nod to spring, is to go for a pastel T shirt or a floral print shirt.