Cliff's Spring Gear Guide

Spring is here, for the most part, which means breaking out the rain coats and dusting off your shorts. It also means it’s time to freshen up your collection with some new looks. We know that it gets hard to keep up with the latest trends and styles for every season, let alone every year. So what’re some items you can get your hands on without feeling like you made a poor investment? Well here are our affordable and worthwhile spring gear purchases for 2015, take a look:

Chambray Hurray! The Chambray is one of those button-ups that works however you need it to, a real utilitarian. Dress it up, or leave a few unbuttoned for that laid back look. It’s also a shirt that transcends seasons. Wear it year round with shorts, pants or bathing suits; it’s sure to fit the part. Check out this Alternative Apparel Industry Chambray at Tigertree. For $58 it’s a great looking shirt that lends plenty of new looks to your wardrobe.

Retro Is An Understatement- With the Espadrille’s roots dating back to the Thirteenth Century (honestly), I can guarantee this shoe will be in style for many years to come. The Espadrille is a great shoe for the warmer weather, while still keeping your feet comfortable and dry. The canvas topped, braid soled shoe can be worn casually or dressed up with shorts or pants. Talk about versatile. We recommend checking out the Canvas Derby lace-up Espadrilles from Soludos for $65.

No More Wet Dog- It’s time to accept that here in Ohio, and much of the midwest, spring isn’t always sun and games. Infact, there are plenty of dreary, rainy, and windy days. So, now that we’ve finally accepted that fact, we can go outside prepared for whatever comes our way. The best way to do that is with the Torrentshell Jacket from Patagonia. A great shell jacket that’ll keep you from getting to know the elements to intimately. It comes in 8 colors, giving you the chance to break out of your… shell. The $129 jacket also stuffs itself into it’s left side pocket for easy storage at the office, in the car, or anywhere else that rain my sneak up on you.

Watch It, Mister- Watches are great additions to any outfit, the only problem is they can run a little pricey. Sometimes you just need a watch to casually wear with a certain outfit. Thats where a watch like the Timex Weekender is best suited. It starts at $36 and comes in almost as many varieties. Buy a few to add some color to several outfits, and feel free to update the slip-thru band to end up with a classier Weekender like this one from FormFunctionForm.

Talk About Baggage- As the sun starts to come out of its hibernation, you start to realize that swimsuit season isn’t all that far away. Luckily, you still have that gym membership that you’ve been neglecting for the past unspoken number of months. Show up like you mean it with a gym duffle that says “I’m serious this time.” The Herschel Sutton Duffle the perfect combination of form and function that will last. Starting at $55, you can get it in one of 17 styles.

Tis The Season- There are tons of great things about spring, one of which is another season of Crew soccer. This season is especially exciting with all of the recent changes, including all of the great food & drink additions to Mapfre stadium. All that’s left for you to do is get the gear necessary to root the black & gold on to victory. Luckily, Homage has you covered. They have a full line-up of tee shirts and other attire, all boasting the new Columbus Crew SC crest starting at $20.

Think we missed any deals or necessary items? You’re probably right. Be sure to let us know in the comments!