Fall is kicking into high gear, which means it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. Build your fall wardrobe around these five menswear essentials, and you should be set for any occasion this season—be it casual, dressy, or somewhere in between.
A timeless classic – a city coat is a top coat that translates well from day to night, similar to a trench or peacoat in style. Look for longer lengths in outerwear for the colder temperatures this fall. A coat that’s mid-thigh has the flexibility of being both formal enough for the office but casual enough to pair with jeans and a sweater.
A wardrobe staple, a great quality wool sweater lends itself to a classic look that will work with any man’s wardrobe for years to come. This classic sweater works well oversized or snug, plain or multicolor, or as a lightweight knit – you really can’t go wrong. Wear it under a thick coat for the ultimate fall combination.
Be sure to have an all-over dark-wash jean this season. Dark denim is easier to dress up than light or distressed denim, and you’ll get much more wear out of it. Jeans pretty much go with everything, so it’s a good transitional piece to wear from work to play. Remember, jeans are an investment piece, so don’t skimp on quality.
Another classic, oxfords transition seamlessly from casual to dressy. It’s a bit heavier-weight than a basic button-down, making it perfect for the changing weather because it’ll keep you warm during chilly mornings and cool during warm afternoons – just roll up the sleeves and you’re good to go. Oxfords come in many different colors and styles, too, so don’t be afraid to embrace some pattern.
Of course, flannels for fall. How original, right? Flannels are basically thicker, softer and warmer versions of an Oxford. They’re practical, approachable and just about the comfiest thing you can wear when the temperature begins to drop. Layer it over a comfy tee or under a simple jacket and it will be your favorite, effortless look of the season.