As autumn slowly approaches and the weather gets colder, the wardrobe choices of men will change alongside the seasons. Baggy shorts, shades and flip flops will be set aside until 2019, and September to November will once again mark the reintroduction to autumn; aka colder winds and bleaker skies. Consequently, there’s nothing left to do but to dress for the occasion!
Here are a few wardrobe essentials that men should consider purchasing for the autumn season.
The shift in temperatures can be stark between seasons. Though autumn serves as a steady transition to crueller weather, the change can still feel quite sudden. Most men will know this to be true when they head out in their lighter shirts, t-shirts and hoodies, but still, the cold just seems to blow right on through them all and onto the skin.
If the cold seems to go straight through your all of your clothes, consider cashmere clothing instead. Whether it’s a cardigan, polo neck or a sweatshirt, cashmere material is highly popular among men in the autumn season, ensuring you stay warm and on trend at the same time. Scarves and hats are also made with the fabric, as it wards out the chilly winds comfortably. Cashmere is both snug and stylish, so you can’t go wrong here.
While autumn isn’t quite as punishing as the full force of winter, there’ll be more wet surfaces than there were in the summer time. It’s undeniable that footpaths will be more slippery during the autumn, mainly due to leaves lying about that get wet, stuck or sludgy in the mud. Therefore, the correct footwear is essential.
You’ll need some sturdy shoes to secure a steady stride. For autumn, you needn’t invest in some clunky walking boots just yet. However, Chelsea boots will give you a good tread, as will any variation of slick suede boots too. These kinds of shoes will help you pull off a casual look in slightly tougher weather conditions, giving your attire points in both style and practicality.
If you have a job that requires your wearing of a shirt and tie, then your options can feel limited. Your dress code is probably quite rigid and routine for you. Formal wear can be a pain no matter what the season is; too hot and stuffy during the summer and yet not quite resilient to the chill during autumn. Does a win-win situation even exist here?
It most certainly does! You can wrap yourself up that little bit more, even in a way that’s smart and authentic to your workplace that adds to your sense of professionalism. That immaculate sense of competence must be preserved, and blazers, raincoats and overcoats can really lend that extra dose of gravitas to your look. Instead of arriving to work shivering and snotty, you can walk in with an air of confidence that only a bit of overlay can afford.