Bold colours and floral prints may be ideal for Caribbean beaches while pastel hues look chic on the Italian Riviera but nothing says understated style quite like light, airy neutrals. Follow the trend for layering similar shades to create a foolproof and stylish look, says Harriet Mays Powell...
Men's style: Understated neutral essentials for spring
Ally Capellino backpack
Ally Capellino's cotton and calf leather backpack comes in a versatile beige shade and makes a great option for weekend jaunts.
Rick Owens bomber jacket
Every man should own a great bomber jacket. Rick Owen’s stone suede version embodies timeless elegance.
Massimo Alba trousers
Massimo Alba’s cotton and cashmere tapered trousers are sturdy as jeans but soft like a sweater.
This reversible cashmere and silk scarf from Hermès can be worn with a coat for work, or a sweater at weekends.
These suede Chelsea boots from Coach will be perfect when spring finally breaks.
E Tautz’s cashmere hoodie is great on its own in milder climes, or an ideal layer when temperatures drop.