We’re going through that phase when the seasons can’t decide if they want to stay hot and summery or get progressively chillier. Add rains to the mix, and fashionable men everywhere are faced with the challenge of staying stylish in the face of unpredictable weather.
We’ve curated a list of six items which can be added to your transitional weather wardrobe. With a bit of clever styling, you can easily create looks that’ll keep you in the best-dressed list while you stay snug.
1) Knit flex blazer
We’re going to start off with the Tailorman knit flex jacket, because it’s the ideal piece for transition weather. Wear it in place of a casual jacket, hoodie, sweater or a more structured blazer. It automatically spruces up your whole look even if you’re wearing simple separates.
2) Navy blazer
Once chilly weather gets underway, you can break out your blazers, and your navy blue blazer should be first on the list. Layer it over a simple jeans and shirt combination, or wear it over turtlenecks and trousers – there are endless combinations for you to play around with.
3) Patterned jacket
Add fall-friendly check patterns to your wardrobe in the form of a plaid suit. If that feels like too much, start off with a plaid jacket. To keep it as the focal point, keep the rest of the look basic. For example, layer it over a knitted turtleneck and dark wash jeans.
4) Corduroy trousers
Corduroy is a favorite for this season, and you can add variety to your bottom wear by adding corduroy trousers to the mix. Consider tailored corduroy trousers for a good fit. Here’s a casual look to try – sweatshirt and corduroy trousers coupled with a parka and Converse shoes.
5) Drawstring trousers
Tailored drawstring trousers are for those days when you want to look like you made an effort, while feeling comfortable. Try this look – basic T-shirt, drawstring trousers, coupled with a blazer and sneakers.
6) Twill chinos
Lose the lightweight summery chinos and go for heavier twill weave chinos. These lie at the ideal midway point between jeans and trousers. You can wear them for casual Fridays at work – blazer, long sleeve polo T-shirt and chinos accessorised with sneakers or dress them up for a night out with the boys – white T-shirt and khaki bomber jacket accessorised with leather slip-ons.
Apart from the recommended pieces above, we want to suggest a few fall-winter style tips that are surefire winners:
- Pack away your summer colors and prints, and bring out clothes in the autumn winter palette – browns, teal and navy blues, oxblood, khaki green, and other sombre neutrals.
- Stock up on layering staples like cardigans, sweater-vests, sweatshirts, stoles, and knit caps because these pieces can keep you snug when you go outside and you can easily remove them when you come indoors.
- Layer your T-shirts with plaid flannel shirts or denim shirts. Similarly, layer your shirts with sweatshirts instead of sweaters.
- Add turtlenecks to your clothing rotation and layer it under your blazers to give it new life.