Make A Smooth Transition With Spring Layering


This is one of the toughest times of the year to decide on what to wear. One day it’s 65 degrees and sunny and the next day it’s in the mid 40s with a serious wind chill.

Thankfully, I don’t even have to deal with snow anymore because that was always a possibility as well. However, one way that I’ve been able to combat all of that uncertainty is to wear seasonal fabrics and layer them appropriately.

Here is another example on how to make a smooth transition into spring.

Spring Layering


Wearing the right layers is the best way to deal with this awkward spring transition. I usually wear a denim jacket all year round, but I tend to wear one more often around this time of the year.

Not only does it serve as a great substitute for a blazer, but you can always just throw it in your backseat if the weather warms up without having to worry about it getting wrinkled.

You definitely can’t do that to your blazer or suit jacket, unless you keep a quality hanger around!


If you plan on taking off some layers, you have to make sure your shirt fits well.

A dress shirt should always fit slim (slim, not tight) through the body and sleeves. When I first got into #menswear, I bought most of my dress shirts from the thrift store.

As a result, they were usually a classic fit so they were long, baggy and had billowy sleeves. Therefore, I would just try to cover it up with my jacket and avoid taking it off at all costs!

So don’t play yourself like I did and make sure your shirt fits well. If you’re looking for the perfect fit, you’re better off going with a custom dress shirt like the one I’m wearing from my friends over at Oliver Wicks.


If you’ve watched my “1 pair of dress shoes for life” video, these brown double monks should be very familiar.

After years of creating made-to-measure suits and shirts, Oliver wicks recently expanded their brand and started designing footwear. Not only did they get it right with the quality of the leather and the color choice, but they nailed the silhouette as well.

Therefore, if you’re looking for some dress shoes to upgrade your spring wardrobe and help you make a smooth transition, then look no further!

dapper-advisor-black-man-wearing-oliver-wicks-brown-double-monkstrap-shoesJacket by Levis // Suspenders by Vintage // Trousers by Vintage// Shirt, Tie & Shoes by Oliver Wicks

As always, thanks for reading!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

This post is in collaboration with Oliver Wicks but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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