Summer is soon coming to a close and Autumn in closing in. We might get the occasional burst of heat at the end of the sunny season, but don’t hold out too much hope. It’s getting darker and colder. But autumn brings plenty of beauty with it, too. Who doesn’t love to watch the leaves change color? In this article, we’re going to help you go through that change, too. Here are five rules for autumn style.
The approaching cold
The first thing you have to prepare your wardrobe for is the cold. A lot of men are going to assume this means prioritizing the chunkiest, blandest items of clothing they can find. But that’s not necessarily the case. You can stay warm with down and look stylish at the same time. The material is a lot more important than physical bulk. With materials like down, you can stay warm while still getting a good fit for your body type. No need to sacrifice sleekness here.
It’s not summer anymore, so it’s time to ditch an overreliance on bright colors. On darker days, that only makes you look out of place. Instead, let your outfit choices provide a sense of the warmth that your surroundings will lack. Go for deeper reds and browns. Think of the colors you’ll see on those autumn trees and the look they provide. A dash of color in the form of a scarf can be a good accessory. Which is what we’ll look at next.
The added importance of accessories
Autumn clothing, in general, is heavier. It obscures more of the body, even if you are using more flexible fabric choices. Which means that you might not have as many items on display as part of a single outfit. So to avoid the risk of a bland, monotone appearance, you need to put a bit more effort into accessorizing. We’ve already mentioned the color of scarves. But the glint of jewelry is also a lot more welcome in autumn.
Getting the boot(s)
This is another functional choice that can easily double as a great declaration of style. Shoes are a visual endpoint. They are one of the places that other people will focus on to get the measure of a man. So don’t go for old, heavy boots that show their wear and tear. Choose shoes that can give you the warmth you need for the weather while still maintaining polish and form.
Even when you’re indoors, there’s a sense that autumn is colder and a bit more melancholy than the previous seasons. So you want to fight that effect. Even indoors, think about wearing cozy looking sweaters that add a sense of warmth to your outfit. Sweaters are also your opportunity to add a bit more color to the outfit in general. They don’t necessarily have to be as monotone as your bigger coats.
You don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality entirely. Find that classy autumn look while staying cozy with the tips above.