As any fashion conscious man will know planning ahead is a must if you want to stay on top of style trends and keep your wardrobe in the shape it deserves to be. One of the biggest fashion transitions throughout the year is most definitely when it comes to bringing slightly warmer clothing back into the fold and adding more layers to outfits after months of dressing for warmer weather. As huge fans of summer ourselves this article isn't meant to depress anyone by reminding them that shorter, darker days are coming, instead we want to celebrate the change of season, because as we all know autumn/winter clothing still has that slight edge when it comes to putting stylish looks together.
This quick guide to autumn style tips for men will take a look at a mix of timeless looks perfect for slightly colder days as well as new trends for the up coming season straight from the latest menswear shows at both London and New York. Dedicated weeks such as LCM and NYFW:Men's show the growing importance of men’s clothing in the world of fashion and there are a number of looks you can adopt straight away to make sure your autumn wardrobe is stocked and ready to make sure you look your best.
Getting Your Layers Right
Layering goes without saying as the nights draw in and the days becoming that little bit colder but as this article is looking at autumn style tips it’s important for men to remember not to go too far with the layers just yet. As we know all too well in the UK the weather can change at the drop of a hat so it’s best to be prepared for all conditions and the best way to do this is to introduce layers slowly and start light. A shirt and sweatshirt underneath a bomber jacket or lightweight jacket is a good place to start and will allow you to mix up your outfit combinations without adding too many pieces to your autumn/winter wardrobe straight away.
Play with Different Looks
As with any change of season, heading into autumn and the different style trends it brings with it means now is the perfect time to mix up your wardrobe and experiment with slightly different looks you have been thinking about for a while. If you’re like most you have a personal style you don’t like to stray too far from but a change of weather brings with it an opportunity to add statement pieces that can extend your style while keeping you looks consistent. By this we don’t necessarily mean adding big winter jackets instead one trend we identified you could look to explore in your own way is how many designers are combining textures and cuts within ordinary pieces to create really interesting contrasts. This has been used a lot by high street stores with leather added to T-shirts and jumpers but you can now find more designers creating new looks for shirts that would go well layered with outerwear this autumn.
Our next men's style tip for autumn is a classic example that the changing seasons can do wonders for your appearance. There is just something special about a good fitting pair of boots on a stylish man, whether your choice is the Chelsea boot or something slightly more robust it definitely makes packing away the sandals and summer trainers that little bit easier when you know your look can be upgraded with a stylish and comfortable piece of footwear that not only looks good but keeps your feet warm and dry at the same time. You will have no shortage of boots to choose from to add your autumn wardrobe with stores preparing well in advance for the change in weather making it that bit easier for you not be caught out either. Leather is definitely the way to go here and you really can’t go too far wrong with a pair of brown Chelsea boots that can combine well with jeans or trousers depending on the occasion.
Invest in a Quality Umbrella
Ok, so we said that we would keep this autumn style advice guide positive but as we all know too well we can’t count on the British weather at the best of times especially as we head towards the end of summer so it’s best to be prepared to ensure you’re not caught out and your outfit isn't ruined. To make sure you’re not beaten by the rain a stylish umbrella is a must have for autumn, and although you may think you can make do by borrowing from a friend or using your Dad’s golf umbrella that’s just not the case. Having a smart, simple umbrella is a purchase you only have to make once in a while if you go for the right quality and it also gives off the impression that you care about your appearance enough to prepare for the worst, which is not a bad way to be seen.