We don’t know about you, but after what feels like a long, drawn-out winter, here at Trunk we’re ready to shed the enveloping dark nights and our cold-weather layers in favour of the new season. Summer is just around the corner, and we’re very much looking forward to the much-needed refresh a change in temperature brings. As such, the main topic of conversation in our stores in both London and Zurich has been where we’re escaping to for our spring getaways.
Because nothing helps you hit reset quite like a getaway. From Marrakech to the Maldives, we’re seeking endless sunshine and a heady dose of vitamin C — and it’s been cold for so long, we feel like we’ve forgotten how to dress for the sun, let alone how to pack for a warm-weather climate. So to get us all in the mood for days spent by the beach or under the blazing rays, we’ve compiled the ultimate capsule of spring getaway essentials — 6 key pieces to take you from day to night with ease, from classic T-shirts and chinos to cool shorts and sneakers. The only question that remains is where will you be jetting off to?
The canvas trainer
Nothing heralds the new season quite like a change in footwear — after months of wearing thick socks and leather shoes, a light-hued trainer signals the ability to leave the house without checking the weather forecast first. And these classic tennis-style Oxford sneakers by Japanese brand Doek are just the ticket for day-to-night wearing on holiday; casual (and comfortable) enough for everyday wear yet understated in style for the evening, too. Crafted in Japan using a cotton canvas that takes three months to weave, we love the high contrast of the fresh white rubber sole against the vivid indigo canvas upper.
Shop the Doek Oxford Canvas Sneaker
The perfect t-shirt
When is a t-shirt not just a tee? When every element has been painstakingly considered, that’s when. Cornish brand Sunray Sportswear manufactures entirely in Japan, making their t-shirts the old-fashioned way using antique loopwheel machines that create a tubular knit body with no side seams for maximum comfort. The fit, however, is thoroughly modern, and perfect for wearing tucked in or out. Wear it solo during the day with shorts, and come evening throw a lightweight navy blazer over it for a relaxed but smart look. Available in white, navy (coming soon) and grey (coming soon), we suggest getting one of each – you won’t ever need to buy t-shirts again.
The perfect shorts
Speaking of shorts... At Trunk, we want our wardrobe to go the extra mile for us – that’s why, when designing our best-selling Hyde shorts we came up with a silhouette that would work for everyone, in just about any setting. With a tailored cut that hits mid-thigh, our Hyde shorts have become a Trunk favourite. Wear them as mentioned above with a simple T-shirt and trainers, or for days strolling around the city with a linen shirt and penny loafers.
Shop the Trunk Hyde Garment Dyed Shorts
The day-to-night trousers
A solid pair of trousers are essential for spring getaways; cool enough to wear during the day, but that transition just as easy to evenings spent in a bar or restaurant. And this pair from Incotex is a staple in our wardrobes here at Trunk. Cut to a regular fit, in sturdy but soft cotton, these trousers have a gentle taper that makes them ideal paired with understated sneakers as well as suede loafers or sandals. They’re available in tan and navy, but we suggest the white version for an authentic spring-summer update.
Shop the Incotex Batavia Cotton Regular Fit Trousers
The carry-it-all tote bag
What are you packing your weekend wardrobe into? Our latest Trunk by Ichizawa Hanpu collaboration tote bag is just the ticket; crafted in Japan from a durable cotton canvas, it's large enough for a long weekend but is also the perfect size for everyday use. Inside it has a handy zipped pocket to store all your essentials, from your passport to headphones and a phone charger. With contrasting handles and minimalist detailing, it's available in two colour options — the ecru is our favourite.
The linen shirt
Besides being perfect for hot summer days, a linen shirt ensures maximum comfort without ever being over or underdressed. Ours are made from slubby Irish linen, which is more durable and tends to wrinkle better in all the right places. Light in weight, it's the perfect companion for packing and will work at any time of the day, from breakfast on the terrace to dinner at the restaurant. Available in crisp white, pink stripe and two blue stripes for a nautical feel.
Shop the Trunk George Irish Linen Shirt