When it comes to the unpredictable, transitional weather leading into springtime, a lightweight sweater can come in clutch. Of course, buying a new sweater just before the weather warms up might not feel like a priority, but let me put it to you this way. You're about to enter the season of al fresco dining and rooftop drinking, of weddings and weekend adventures. And these thin knits are an integral part of any man's warm-weather wardrobe. Why? Because they have everything you want and nothing you don't.
For starters, your winter sweaters look like they were made for getting cozy in a cabin. And perhaps even more importantly, they're designed to trap heat and cling to your neck and wrists. But this breed of warm weather sweaters are made from easy, breezy cottons, silks and linens—knit and woven in patterns to promote air circulation. Like a well-tinted moonroof on a luxury car, these offer just enough coverage to keep you cool when it's hot out and cozy when there's a chill in the air—all while looking damn good.
Check the tag on your own sweater, but since these are mostly cotton, most spring sweaters are easily machine washable. Just toss them in your standard cold wash cycle and then let them dry, laid-out flat on a clean towel.