Summer is officially over, and that means the pool is closed, the beach won’t be nearly as crowded and your wardrobe will need to shield you from the elements. Of course you want to look as cool as the climate around you, so we’ve put together a list of trends we’ve noticed in men’s fashion to keep you looking fresh when you navigate this year’s sweater weather.
Sometimes you just don’t want to have to remove your scarf, and turtleneck (roll neck to those across the pond in the United Kingdom) sweaters in soft fabrics have come back in a big way. You’ll see them a lot when you’re out and about during the weekend and maybe at offices that don’t require button down shirts, ties and power suits every day.
Shearling and Fur Collars on Jackets
Everyone looks good in an amazing leather bomber jacket. The iconic fur or shearling around the collar for fighter pilots or Russian generals has cropped up a lot this season. Even if you don’t have a fur-collared jacket in your closet already, you’ll be able to find one to your liking with all the choices that will surely be available.
Baggy Is Back
Those turtlenecks, along with jackets and hoodies will be oversized and baggy this fall. If that seems off to you, don’t fret. The trick to looking stylish is to wear something like a big, loose-fitting sweatshirt with a fitted, tailored pair of trousers or the perfect pair of jeans.
The Dream of the ‘90s is Alive this Fall
Nostalgia has made its way into fashion again. The ‘80s and ‘90s are resurfacing with clothing items from the grunge, New Wave and even the old school hip-hop eras. However, we urge you to be selective when choosing what items to dust off and wear again. Some things such as the MC Hammer pant went out of style for a reason.
When the cold sets in, you’ll absolutely want to be ready. There’s nothing worse than not being prepared for the first major cold front of the fall. A quilted jacket will come in handy and keep you looking on trend. Look for styles ranging from bombers and motorcycle jackets to blazers. No matter your jacket taste, you’ll be able to find a version to match.
Knits with Graphics
Your favorite graphic t-shirt won’t cut it when it’s snowing outside. Luckily, graphic knitwear has made its way to the forefront of fall fashion. Now you can display a message to the world and also keep warm.
Trousers with Wider Legs
You may have noticed looser tailoring for a few seasons now. While you shouldn’t donate your slim pants to Goodwill just yet, incorporating wider cut trousers to your closet is convenient for when you want a less rigid look.
Daring Suit Choices
The suit has been a mainstay of men’s fashion since the late 19th century, and it’s not going anywhere any time in the near future. Now, what men are doing with the classic suit is changing. You’ll see more adventurous color palettes, patterns and cuts along with people stirring things up with turtleneck sweaters, t-shirts and tennis shoes.
Bold prints and camp collars were huge this summer. That trend is moving forward this fall with silk shirts. Think fun and adventurous when you’re trying to breathe a little more life into your wardrobe.
With all of the fall fashion trends we’ve mentioned above, the common thread between all of them is a bit of playfulness. You can use all of these clothing choices to look professional in your business life and to cut loose on the weekends all while appropriately protecting yourself from the cold and rain.