The Getup: Elevated Spring Casual

Not one of these items is dressy, yet the considered combination of colors and textures creates a very polished outfit.
The Getup: Elevated Spring Casual outfit for men inforgraphic Lucky Suede Jacket spier & mackway denim shirt J.Crew alt chambray shirt columbia belt slim stretch twill pants spier & mackay denim shirt Suede Vans sneakers le spec sunglasses Jo Malone Cologne Fisher Space Pen on Amazon leuchtturm1917 pocket notebook j.crew mwc watch organic cotton socks 3 pack J.Crew
Lucky brand suede trucker jacket

Suede Jacket

Lucky, $349

A steal considering Banana Republic's version is $150 more and our grail-favorite from Todd Snyder is $650 more.

spier & mackay denim dress shirt

Denim Dress Shirt

Spier & Mackay, $55

Not all denim shirts are meant for rodeos. A classic dress shirt cut from denim adds texture and a dash of rugged casual to more preppy or refined outfits. Swap for J.Crew's chambray shirt for a lighter-weight option or more sizes.

columbia belt

Columbia Belt

Amazon, $23

A textured but simple style in a low contrast grey. With over 12,000 reviews and under $25, it's a no brainer. Swap for a canvas military belt for a frugal alt.

Twill Pants

Amazon, $23

Swap out your khakis for some off-white twill pants: They warm-weather-ify any outfit and are just as easy to pull off. Pinky swear.

suede vans era

Suede Sneakers

Vans, $65

Loafers would look great. Some chukkas, for sure. Or, toss in some small beach town energy with a pair of Vans made with a handsome neutral suede.

black MWC watch


MWC at J.Crew, $55

A simple, classic field watch at a reasonable price.

man wearing le specs sunglasses


Le Spec, $47

A pair of clear frames aren't simply the “go with anything” option, they contribute a surprising amount of style for something so…transparent.

Andrew Snavely

Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.