Spring Essentials – Sunshine and Showers

Spring Essentials

At this time of year, summer is still finding its feet as it shakes the frigid British winter. Don’t put your winter coats away just yet, as you browse this year’s sunglasses. April is notorious for its sunshine and showers, breezes and gales. Be prepared for everything this season with James Samson’s comprehensive guide to 2015 spring fashion essentials, featuring high quality brands.



SeasaltFor a versatile yet stylish spring raincoat look no further than Seasalt. The Cornish brand has been battling the elements for 34 years, and are experts in practical countryside cool! Their Seafolly Jacket in classic mustard yellow is an iconic jacket, and is more than capable of withstanding a storm at sea. The breathable lining makes it an effortless companion to changeable days as well.


The Kellifray Mac is a generous raincoat, offering a flattering shape which will compliment any outfit. The soft cotton interior and detachable hood means this coat is functional and wearable even in late spring or early summer.




JoulesFamily outfitters Joules have created a suave and sturdy collection of coats for the twenty first century gentleman this year. The definitive shape of their men’s dark chino waterproof mac has been updated with a crisp button up collar and adjustable button cuffs. This coat has style as well as substance, with underarm eyelets for the warm and wet days of spring. While it is a great addition to any modern man’s wardrobe, the timeless checked lining will appeal to more classic tastes and pairs well with a suit.
If you’re looking for more robust rubber coat to protect you in the great outdoors, then Joules’ summer blue waterproof coat is equipped with everything you could possibly need. If you’re finding the weather is kind, still keep it to hand, as it is designed to keep out not only rain but a strong cold gust. You can’t go wrong with this ultimate spring coat, complete with a multitude of pockets which will come in handy when exploring with your kids this Easter.




EspiritDon’t forget as it pours down outside that sunshine can’t be far behind, so make sure to keep the most attractive sunglasses this season tucked in your coat pocket. Espirit is a chic brand slowly rising through the ranks of design greats. Espirit offers sunglasses for both men and women which have been tried and tested in the sunniest state of them all, California!
You can’t go wrong with these Audrey Hepburn-esque Cat Eye sunglasses this spring. Their outstanding shape which will turn even an everyday outfit up a notch, and the monochrome colour scheme is sophisticated enough to take them an evening garden party. If you want something that can compete with spring flowers, then look for sunglasses which use a combination of bold and neutral colours to make a statement.


A great example are these XL sunglasses which are a similar shape to the Cat Eye sunglasses, but take the style to extremes with coloured lenses and an extravagant engraved pattern.


Men’s eyewear this season is staying contemporary, simple and adaptable. Espirit have taken the ever-popular aviators and given them a subtle twist which will give any style savvy man the upper hand. Their Hexagonal Aviators have an innovative shape and green lenses which demand attention. Perfect for casualwear, they also have blue camouflage temples which add detail to clean cut outfits.


For something to wear to work, then these razor sharp Square and Narrow sunglasses are an elegant yet masculine accessory. Take them from the office to the gym, as they are made of hardwearing and high quality acetate.



Be prepared for anything the great British springtime has to throw at you with the best coats and sunglasses today’s designers can offer you. Keep your coats for the unpredictable summer weather, and your sunglasses for the last sunshine of the year. Look at through the James Samson website and magazine for more spring accessories and inspiration to liven up those grey days and shine on the blue sky days.



Images © Seasalt, Joules, Espirit