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In the Closet: Stellar Style Pieces for Spring

The purge is upon us. Not the one that results in the loss of limbs and life, but rather the return of annual spring cleaning, the collective load-shedding opportunity to rid closets of outdated and unwanted clothing and accessories. Those free spaces won’t stay unoccupied for long, however. Update your wardrobe – and your attitude – with these easy-breezy style picks for spring.

Orttu Lisbon Pants



What would you wear to a boozy, dramatic brunch at the fictional White Lotus resort? Orttu’s casual-but-smart woven Lisbon pants in mint and white stripes are a solid choice for all the rich-prick shenanigans you’re bound to get up to. $189, Orttu.com

Infamous Swim Board Shorts

Put a conch shell up to your ear in Infamous Swim’s mid-length Iris trunks – featuring blue dots, lines, shapes and stripes in a printed pattern inspired by the Mediterranean Sea – and you can almost hear Santorini’s sirens’ songs. $40, InfamousSwim.com

Duke Dress Sneaker

A minimalist take on the classic crispy sneaker, Ace Marks’ Italian leather Duke low-tops – in a light, bright colorway like champagne – are the perfect pairing for dressed down vacay ’fits with zero danger of looking underdressed. $224, AceMarks.com

OMHU: x Waykins Watch

You’ll make more than one statement sporting Waykins’ sunny Recapture watch in audacious yellow (and featuring a vegan leather inlay), which, with the help of Danish beach-cleaning org OMHU:, repurposes pollutant sea plastic so compromised marine life can swim another day. $147, Trendhim.co.uk

Lightning Bolt Blazer

Shazam yourself into serving an all-eyes-on-you look in Love Khaos’ shimmery, satin-lined lightning bolt blazer, adorned with reversible gold-and-black sequins that change color when touched and complemented with texture-contrasting velvet lapels, elbow pads and front-pocket detailing. $633, LoveKhaos.com

Khari Ruby Sunglasses

Seeing the world through literal rose-colored lenses in the Italian-made, Mazzucchelli acetate Khari ruby oversized sunglasses from British-based Kimeze won’t change the outcome but it might just improve your outlook. $305, Kimeze.us

Bario Neal Shield Band

Less is more when it comes to warm-weather accessorizing, and Bario Neal’s handmade shield ring with blue enamel relies on centuries-old craft making to produce a graphic, masculine band that transitions from poolside cocktails to patio tapas without looking like you tried too hard. $570, Bario-Neal.com

Scorpion Brooch

If “I’m the problem, it’s me” were a wearable, it’d be Orttu’s striking scorpion brooch, handmade with gold and silver embroidery thread and silver bugle beads, and officially the least toxic thing about you. $150, Orttu.com

Grounded People Kicks

There’s a waitlist for Grounded People’s PETA-approved, vegan Jundiai lightweight high-tops, but registering is a no-brainer: the machine-washable, fair-wage kicks are comprised of second-life recycled cotton canvas and laces, come with a five-year warranty, and each sale supports ethical causes. $229, GroundedPeople.com

Lambskin Bomber Jacket

Swap your go-to denim jacket for the supple Blue Barclay lambskin bomber by Jack Victor, ideal for traveling lighter on a getaway weekend with its perfectly proportioned fit, half-jet side pockets, invisible internal pocket, and sophisticated suede composition. $1,298, JackVictor.com

Mikey Rox is an award-winning journalist and LGBT lifestyle expert whose work has been published in more than 100 outlets across the world. Connect with Mikey on Instagram @mikeyroxtravels



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