Besides the little snow storm we had earlier this week, Spring is in the air and you can feel the city at it’s seams with excitement for what’s to come – Summer. Unfortunately for us, Spring is one of the shortest seasons in Chicago, which means you need to maximize your spring wardrobe while you can. This outfit screams Spring, and I couldn’t be more excited about it – short shorts, pastel a short sleeve button down and quilted vest are all I need. I’ve always said, “the best weather is vest weather,” and I still stand by that statement! For this look, I’m rocking Barbour’s Newton Tailored-Fit Shirt. It’s a light linen shirt that is predominately pink but has blue and green throughout as well. I love this shirt because it will go with almost everything in my closet: khaki pants or blue jeans, suede shoes or white sneakers, green vest, blue jean jackets ~ everything! The vest comes from Barbour as well and is their Lowerdale Quilted Vest.
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A little more a subtle spring look, this Lintern Slim Fit Shirt is a great standard linen shirt. It’s the perfect weight for spring through summer and I love the plaid detail on the underside of the cuff. It’s a casual shirt that is actually made a bit more stated by rolling up your sleeves. Because it’s so simple, this shirt can be dressed up or rocked with shorts and a bathing suit by the pool.
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As spring in Chicago can still be a fickle beast, sometimes I light layer is necessary. These two looks are a quite similar and to me really resemble that classic “Barbour” look. For both of these looks, I’ve paired my favorite Barbour piece, the Bedale Wax Jacket in Navy. It’s a coat that’s taken me through Chicago’s winters and is even a perfect top layer for some of those chilly days of spring. I threw a knit crewneck sweater over one of my favorite shirts from the Barbour Shirt Department collection from Macy’s, The Owen Tailored Shirt. It features a subtle micro polka dot in red and blue and is such a versatile button down I can really wear year round. The second look is quite similar, removing a layer and changing into a red & blue windowpane button down. I’ll be wearing The Henry Tailored Shirt quite often this summer as it’s the perfect staple for a Cubs games. To check out Barbour’s spring selection of shirts check out more from The Shirt Dept. look no further. They can be found a Barbour and Macy’s!
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Photography by Wes Taylor