Spring Forward with Spring Prints


The East Coast is still getting hit with the Polar Vortex, and there’s even a chill in the air here in L.A. So leave your shorts and sandals stowed away (for now) and embrace a weather-aspirational wardrobe without getting frostbite. This year let your shirts lead the charge into spring, with l/a/d’s prints, designed to celebrate the season with artwork and colors that pay homage to the “Land Down Under.”


You may not have a required uniform in your life, but that doesn’t mean you’re not stuck in a shirt-pant-shoe-repeat cycle. Don’t let unimaginative shirts make you look like a character in “Groundhog Day.” You’ve worn that uninspired button down countless times, but this spring, catch the fever and spread your wings, in our Short Sleeve Parrot Print Shirt. With a microprint pattern featuring handsome original artwork, this linen/cotton blend will break your style out of its cage.


When you’ve got to fire up the heat on your thermostat, hopping around comes (distant) second to curling up and getting cozy. Fear not — you’ve got plenty of time to check off those big plans and make some serious tracks. And there’s no better inspiration than the kangaroo, whose average step covers roughly six and a half feet (or one Michael Jordan). When you need to leave an impressive imprint this spring, don the Short Sleeve Taronga Shirt. With a design inspired by kangaroo tracks on 100% cotton printed poplin, this bad boy will keep your spring ensemble hopping along.


Spring’s weather pattern can sometimes feel like an elaborate mystery wrapped inside an enigma. Say hello to straightforward style and texture with life/after/denim’s Short Sleeve Mainland Shirt. Inspired by the intricate dot patterns used by Australia’s native aboriginals, this 100% cotton dobby button down packs a fashion punch that needs no uncovering (or covering). The regular fit, classic collar, and single chest pocket provide elevated traditional touches, sure to make the Mainland Shirt your main shirt this spring.


Get your head out of your (Classic 5-Pocket) pants: spring’s arrival represents, above all else, the growing season. And no plant knows growth quite like bamboo, which is famous for its persistence, no matter the obstacle. Peak your head from the doldrums of winter, face challenges head on, and show the world how much you’ve grown with our Short Sleeve Bamboo Print Shirt. Handsome original artwork evokes a minimalist interpretation of the bamboo stalk, while 100% cotton poplin offers a buttery-soft feel—so you can stay comfortable even as you put down roots.

StyleJosh Rubin