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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Wardrobe Reboot

During a balmy, 28-degree heat wave this week, us Michiganders embraced this small hint of spring the only way we know how—by peeling off a few of our many layers and praying for sunny days to continue. As the sidewalks slowly begin to dry, it is safe to say that we are all looking for any opportunity to ditch our snow boots and opt for some kicks that are less resilient to salt stains and water damage.

When it comes to men’s footwear, most guys tend to lean towards boat shoes or sneakers in the spring. While both are extremely practical, they are not always the most fashionable option. A stylish alternative to the typical spring shoe is the chukka boot.

The versatility of these boots automatically make them a staple for any guy who wants to add some mature and timeless pieces to their wardrobe. They are also an excellent way to transition from winter to spring, and this Fashionisto proves this point to a tee. He styled his neutral-colored chukka boots with a pair of tailored chino pants, a peacoat and a blue pullover, conveying a preppier look, perfect for an internship or class presentation. But with a pair of dark washed jeans and a casual blazer, this look can be completely transformed into a classic look for a night out. Whether you prefer a more casual look, or like to make a statement, these boots will fit seamlessly into any guy’s style.

How To: Looking to improve your personal style this spring? Go for a casual, yet tailored look by pairing chukka boots with neutral-colored chino pants and a chambray shirt. Not only will you be comfortable, but you will most likely turn a few heads on your way to class.