It’s time for some spring cleaning and afterward, reward yourself with one or all items from this list of spring must-haves for the well-heeled man of the world. Topping the list is the double-breasted suit updated in a tonal grey from iconic American designer Ralph Lauren. This hot-off-the-runway ensemble is nothing like the Miami Vice, Sonny Crockett version — although it has just as much swagger. Updated with today’s slim-fit, shorter jacket and slim trouser, make it your own by adding a summer espadrille, like the VLAD croc-embossed leather espadrilles from Jimmy Choo — and always leave the bottom button undone for that Lapo Elkann cool. Exquisitely tailored, this suit will become a wardrobe favorite.
Also on our list are spring closet updates from notable names in luxury, including Porsche Design’s high-tech kicks and cotton melange pullover and LaFont frames, which are handmade in France. The backpack is a modern take on a classic from Ralph Lauren, which goes from boardroom to airport and everywhere in between. Mix and match from our menu of covetable items and remember that the rules of style are meant to be broken.
Dolce & Gabbana’s spring 2017 runway collection celebrated the designer’s heritage. The show, called Tropico Italiano, began with 30 street dancers who appeared seemingly from out of nowhere to break-dance to traditional Tarantella party music. The stage was lined with verdant palm fronds as the rhythm of the music — which was as carefree as a summer day on the Mediterranean coast — moved you through the action. This evoked visions of a seaside day spent sipping Limóncello and eating gelato. As the models began their march, it became clear that the duo’s southern Italian upbringing, which became the clarion call for the brand some time ago, would be a central theme in its latest designs.
Bejeweled marching band uniforms started the festivities and were followed by a party of ziti and spaghetti pasta prints; whimsical fish prints and a walking can of crushed tomatoes printed on what seemed like burlap came next. D&G reprised its Madonna statue t-shirt from the 90s, along with pinstriped suits from the same era. Celebrities will adore the black lace knockout dress with 1950s-style high-waist panty and bra beneath — still an amazingly sexy look that replaced the famous corset LBD. Demure summer florals were transformed into a bold rose garden pattern with massive roses on a below-the-knee number. This dress is highlighted as inspiration for your spring wardrobe — it’ll get you thinking about a Roman holiday all year round.
A cadre of bold accessories are key to vacation dressing, too. Enjoy fancy feet this spring with the Dolce & Gabbana red brocade pump with embellished buckle or Dolce & Gabbana red brocade mules with embellished buckle. And throw some serious shade through the Dolce & Gabbana hounds tooth sunglasses. Add on the H.Stern “Copernicus” necklace in 18-karat gold and diamonds and grab the Charlotte Olympia “Dotty Pandora” polka dot box clutch, and you’re all set. So, choose one or choose all and have a fabulously fashion-forward spring and summer.