Fall is among us– or at least will be soon. This means it will finally be time to pack up the shorts and not having to dress solely to avoid sweating your ass off.
Jeans, jackets, blazers, sweaters, and boots will soon be the most worn pieces in your closet, so you need to make sure your staples are on point. We’re going to make sure you don’t slip up, and help you hit all the right notes when the leaves start changing colors.
Here are our must have items this fall from top to bottom:
The Perfect Jacket
Fall means changing temperatures, and nothing comes in more handy than a light–but not too light jacket. Leather, canvas, denim, and a slightly oversized topcoat are all your friends. The big thing is getting the fit and color right, then matching the rest of the outfit to set it off. We suggest something like these featured below.
Rag and Bone Harrow Denim Jacket
Diesel J-Izuna Jacket
BLK DNM Leather Jacket
H&M Quilted Pilot Jacket
Find something that resembles these with a similar color pallet. Each of these will work as well with a pair of jeans or chinos as they will for heading into the office. Remember minimalistic with a modern touch and you can’t go wrong.
The Fall Shirts You Need
Once you have the right jacket, you need something to set it off from underneath. Crewneck sweat shirts, perfectly fitting tees, and flannels are all ideal for the changing weather. Keep them toned down, simple is your friend. Look for something that reminds you of these, and wear the hell out of it.
The right fabrics with a little detail are exactly what you need this fall. This Wooster + Lardini shirt is one of our favorites, giving you the flannel look while setting you apart from the masses. The biggest thing to remember is staying away from spring and summer colors. Stick with greys, navy blues, shades of brown, greens and the like and you’ll be solid.
Pants Worth Putting On
The right pair of pants can completely change an outfit, and fall is the perfect time to play with new fabrics on your legs. Twill joggers, chinos, different denims, and muted colors are what you’re looking for. We picked a few of our favorites to help guide you to pant perfection, follow our direction and you can’t go wrong.
Joggers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and if you’ve ever tried a pair on you’re loving that. They are perfect for fall, just like the rest of the pieces featured above, and all should be a regular star in your arsenal. Have a good mix of light and dark denim, with some earth toned chinos sprinkled throughout and you’re right on track.
Keep the fit close– without being too tight, and wear them enough to get a broken in look. Any of these featured above will be just as useful next year as they will be this season.
The Shoes Make the Man
No outfit is complete without the right kicks to top it off. And fall is the perfect time thanks to the lack of moisture outdoors. Boots, clean sneakers, and wingtips are the right choices, and give you something for every single occasion.
Chelsea boots are a must have this fall, they keep the lines clean and these suede ones keep the fall feel. Plus, you’ll feel like you’re one of the Beatles. The rest of these featured are staples every man should have and can transition perfectly from day to night. Keep ’em clean and these should last you a lifetime.