Transitioning from winter to the spring and summer months means a number of exciting things: drinks on the patio, beautiful blooms on the trees, and, maybe most thrilling of all, fresh fashion in every store window you pass. This spring, after a year of homebody life and steady athleisurewear — we are even more inspired to strap on a pair of cute sandals and hit the ground running when it comes to shopping for this season’s styles.
Our first stop? Oak Hall, Nashville’s go-to premier clothing store selling upscale brands for both men and women. This spring, Oak Hall showcases all of the season’s highlights, like bright colors, flirty florals, and “zevron” (more on that later). The saying “it’s all in the details” certainly proves true when it comes to chic accessories like hats, handbags and sunglasses. To help your wardrobe refresh, the fashion experts at Oak Hall pulled together some amazing looks for both men and women that showcase the best in warm-weather styles, no matter the occasion.
3 Spring Looks for a Wardrobe Refresh
Oak Hall Store Director Brent Reece says dresses are going to be a big staple for women again this year. “Think puffy sleeves, scalloped designs and full floral prints on both shoes and clothes,” he explains. Throw a jean jacket over your shoulder and add a structured hat for effortless accessorizing that’s both functional and stylish. He adds that “zevron,” a type of zig-zag pattern drawing strong influences from a natural zebra print, will also have a moment this spring.
As for men, Brent says shirt jackets paired with simple t-shirts will be popular among the fashion-conscious. “A nice, unconstructed sport coat can help the look seem more upscale than casual,” he says.
As people begin to travel again, Oak Hall also offers customers a variety of options to help make travel convenient without compromising style. “We carry everything from shoes to athletic wear to luggage and carry-ons,” Brent says, including the chic FPM suitcase pictured below. Made in Italy and inspired by old trunks reinterpreted into a modern design, these suitcases are offered in nine sizes and three colors and are one of the strongest suitcases on the market.
The start of spring also means kicking off a season of festive events (even if they might still be socially distanced). One of Brent’s most preferred looks for a couple who might be attending a spring event together is having the gentleman in a soft pastel palette that complements the lady in a bold spring color. “I love the idea of formatting the lady with her matching pant and top combo against the gentleman’s linen shirt, sport coat and slacks,” Brent says. He adds that his favorite accessories for women this spring and summer are small purses and simple gold jewelry for a minimalist feel. For men, no-show socks are a necessity no matter what footwear they’re paired with.
For a more relaxed look, the experts at Oak Hall pulled together a classic all-white combo for the woman who’s out and about during a sunny spring day. “White is the essential summer outfit,” says Men’s Department Manager Elise Carr. “It’s an easy, timeless look when paired with a tapered jean, a straight leg, or even a flare.” The neutral base is perfect for layering bold, floral accessories, like the shoes and visor pictured below. For men, an easy way to kick a pair of shorts and a t-shirt up a notch is by throwing on a patterned woven shirt and some good sneakers because, as Elise says, “Everything goes with Golden Goose.”
Oak Hall is located at Hill Center Green Hills, 4017 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 303, Nashville, TN 37215. They offer men’s made-to-measure suits by Ermenegildo Zegna, Isaia, Canali, Samuelsohn, Munro, Jack Victor and Sartorio, and all tailoring is performed in-house to create the perfect fit. And mark your calendar! Oak Hall hosts a Catherine Regehr trunk show on April 28-29. For more information, visit oakhall.com.
This article is sponsored by Oak Hall. All photography by Leila Grossman.