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The colourful-yet-neutral style trends popping up this spring

Here’s how to rock both this season, no matter your style preference!
April 19, 2022 9:14 a.m. EST
April 19, 2022 9:14 a.m. EST

When it comes to your wardrobe, do you love colour or are you all about neutrals? Spring fashion is upon us and bright hues are having a moment—but if colour isn’t your thing, style expert Mana Mansour is sharing all her tips and tricks to rock both, with just the right amount of balance. 

Spring soiree

Colourful Option 

We love finding fun elements when shopping, and this ruched mesh tank is the ultimate pink moment this season. Pair it with a satin skirt, like this lavender and pink one from Nordstrom. Add a vibrant handbag to show off your personality.

SHOP: Lyocell-blend Blazer; $39.99 at H&M | Topshop Floral Satin Midi Skirt; $83 a Nordstrom | Ruched Mesh Tank; $50 at Nordstrom | Alexander Wang Medium Marquess Satin Shoulder Bag; $1045 at Holt Renfrew | Shoes; $60 available in-store at Winners 

Neutral Option 

Add dimension to your neutral look by using different textures and fabrics like leather, satin and tulle. We’re calling it—black and tan are one of the best neutral combos, so we love this outfit for its versatility and wearability.

SHOP: Satin Wrap Midi Skirt; $75 at Nordstrom | Kenzie Double Breasted Blazer; $958 at Nordstrom | Top; $30 available in-store at Winners | Shoes; $40 available in-store at Winners

Weekend Warrior

Colourful Option 

This outfit is all about standing out! With the puff sleeve blouse and a great wide-leg pant, we love the colour blocking in this outfit with the ultimate spring hue—green. If rocking neon colours seems daunting, try it with just your accessories to dip your toe into this spring trend. Add texture with your footwear to pull the outfit together.

SHOP: Full-Length Pants; $49.90 at Zara | Themoire Large Bios Knotted Eco-Leather Clutch Bag; $675 at Holt Renfrew | Marni Fussbett Leather Slingback Sandals with Crystals; $1210 at Holt Renfrew | Top; $39 available in-store at Winners

Neutral Option 

If you’re looking to try neutral from head to toe, we love choosing pieces with embroidery and details like the eyelet. The white really adds a pop to your overall outfit, and compliments creams and tans so well.

SHOP: Straw Shoulder Bag; $34.99 at H&M | Shirt; $40 available in-store at Winners | Frame Denim; $99 available in-store at Winners

Business Chic

Colourful Option 

A collegiate blazer is a must-have for this season because you can dress it up or keep it casual. Have fun with your suits by choosing different colour pants to stand out in your office. If you don’t want to do colour all over, try wearing a bright shirt under your blazer, like this one from the Banana Republic.

SHOP: BR ATHLETICS Stripe Clubhouse Blazer; $650 at the Banana Republic | Solare Sweater Polo; $120 at the Banana Republic | BR SPORT Slim Core Temp Chino; $130 at the Banana Republic | Kerouac Loafer; $140 at Aldo

Neutral Option 

Are you missing a blurb here? A classic piece every guy needs for spring is a linen suit. Chocolate brown is a great neutral colour that can go with so many things. Instead of a knit shirt, add softness with a knit polo and keep it chic with a brown loafer with no socks. 

SHOP: Irish Linen Suit Jacket; $550 at the Banana Republic | Irish Linen Suit Pant; $230 at the Banana Republic | Silk-Linen Sweater Polo; $120 at the Banana Republic | Shoes; $60 available in-store at Winners

A Night on the Town 

Colourful Option 

Guys can wear pastels in their casual attire too! A great trick when styling a monochromatic look: try doing the same colour but one shade darker on the outside to add dimension.

SHOP: Slim Fit Premium Cotton T-shirt; $19.99 at H&M | Cotton-blend Pants; $79.99 at H&M | Contrasting Sneakers; $45.90 at Zara | Jacket; $35 available in-store at H&M

Neutral Option 

Keep it neutral with soft muted neutral tones, but add some interest with a tie-dye print with this marbled t-shirt from Nordstrom. Layer it with a linen button-down shirt and classic white sneakers to keep it comfortable yet chic. 

SHOP: Men’s Marble Box T-Shirt; $75 at Nordstrom | Regular Fit Linen Pants; $49.99 at H&M | Veja Campo Suede Sneakers; $195 at Holt Renfrew | Jacket; $40 available in-store at H&M

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