The Getup: Simple Spring

The Getup: Simple Spring
Though it can feel intimidating, dressing well doesn’t need to be complicated. Look great in this spring Getup, while keeping things simple.

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.


  • Reply March 19, 2012


    Uh.. No socks today? I’m guessing blue ones would look good..

    Ive been following your Get Ups for a couple of months and I like them so far. I’ve traded in all my loose baggy shirts for mor simpler ones. As well as given I away my stone washed jeans for some darker ones.. And I like what I see Thank You.

    I can’t wait for this year articles..

  • Reply March 19, 2012


    Anyone know of some white canvas sneaks that come in a wide size or are made relatively wider. I’ve worn chucks before in a reg. width – they stretch — but curious if there’s anything that might fit better.

  • Reply March 19, 2012


    Miles, Most patterns and colors for socks will look great with this outfit. Stick with simple blue stripes or a brown texture for a conservative look, or opt for orange, yellow or purple stripes or pattern for something a little more bold.

  • Reply March 19, 2012


    @ Henry: This is probably going to be unpopular, but Crocs make a very inexpensive, comfortable and WIDER canvas sneaker that looks like Chucks and comes in all the classic colors, plus a few wilder ones. Worth checking out. I have a pair in Navy and they’re the most comfortable classically styled sneaker I’ve ever worn and they didn’t break the bank.

  • Reply March 19, 2012

    Jessy Diamond

    Great getup as always.

    Looking for an affordable oxford shirt in blue like pictured or white, but in size XS. Can’t find anything, can you help ?

  • Reply March 20, 2012


    Just wore a very similar rendition of this outfit today with an electric blue rain coat and oxford button down from the gap. Absolutely love the outfit, great to see that the gentlemen at primer do to!

  • Reply March 22, 2012


    The Carhart belt is fantastically well made. I’ve had one for 5 years. It’s thick sturdy leather, and it just doesn’t wear out with everyday use the way the trendier belts do.

  • Reply April 6, 2012


    I’ve never been a fan of blue shirts with blue jeans and I see it at least four times a day. Far too much blue when a simple white dress shirt would not only suffice but, in my opinion, make a statement. Of course I’d then trade the white sneakers for some of the aforementioned boat shoes and in that case then no, Mile, socks are not required…it’s spring time after all!

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