SHOP MY AUTUMN ESSENTIALS

Sunday, 21 October 2018

MY MOST WORN ITEMS: MENS AUTUMN STYLE


You guys are forever asking where my clothes are from, and asking if I have any favourite pieces, so I thought I'd share with you my most worn items for the Autumn season. In the list are a few staples that I feel every guy should have in his wardrobe, as well as a few stand out pieces that I've had for a while, but absolutely love. Obviously, not everything in my wardrobe is current season (I don't have an endless budget, and actually like to wear my clothes more than once) so I've done my best to find current alternatives so that if you want to add any of the items to your wardrobe, then you can!


THE LEATHER JACKET


Starting us off is my leather jacket. I feel this is such an important piece for us guys to have - and one of the most versatile. Not everyone will think it's for them at first, but with so many different options out there, I'm certain there's one for everybody. Think about the cut and style as well as the finish. I love the classic biker style with subtle details, however if a bomber jacket or collarless option is more your thing, then give it a go. Budget can also be a big deciding factor as some of the leather options can be a bigger purchase, however there are plenty of PU options out there also that won't break the bank. I purchased this last year from Allsaints and wear it at least once a week. Pair it with jeans and a plain tee for a classic look, or throw on a thick knit sweater underneath to layer it up when the temperature drops. 





THE ROLL NECK


I have quite a few of these in my wardrobe and think they're such an easy piece to build an outfit around. Gone are the days where these were only for old men, the roll neck is back in force, and one of the must have pieces to own. I'd always recommend owning a navy and a black option as I feel these colours are the most versatile, and most likely to fit with what you currently have. I like to wear mine by itself, tucked into a pair of tailored trousers, or with a pair of jeans and double breasted overcoat if I'm heading around town. It's also become a nice alternative to wear with a suit, instead of a shirt and tie - something that'll transition well into the Christmas party season.





THE BLACK SKINNY JEAN

When I used to work as a Personal Stylist, quite a few guys would get put off the second I mentioned 'skinny jeans'. I'm not talking about the spray on, legging type ones here, instead the modern and most flattering style I think is out there. Ditch the bootcut or straight leg denim for something a bit cleaner and up to date. Black is going to be the most versatile here and is a great crossover piece for day to night looks also. If skinny really isn't your thing, then try a slim fit instead. It'll give you a little bit more room whilst maintaining a tailored shape.





THE CAMEL COAT

These have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and are an autumn essential for most guys. The warmer colour lends itself to both smart and casual looks, and compliments suiting really well, considering most guys tend to wear darker colours to work. I have an amazing double breasted one from Next, and whenever I've worn it, I always get compliments. Again, this was from last year, however I've found a few alternatives for this season. The camel coat also works well with the other pieces in this list and looks great layering up over a roll neck and denim jacket, paired with a pair of jeans and Chelsea boots. It's definitely worth investing a little more here to get a better cut and wool based coat for the extra warmth and so it lasts a bit longer.





THE CHELSEA BOOT

Where would I be without my Chelsea boots? I wear them all year round and have about 12 pairs in my collection. Whether a plain design, or a pair with a bit more detailing is your thing, shoes speak a lot about a guy and a decent pair of Chelsea boots can dress up the simplest of outfits. If this is your first pair, opt for brown/tan option as I think this is the most versatile, however I also think a guy should own a black pair as well. They only get softer with each wear, and I'd always recommend buying leather where you can.





THE DENIM JACKET

Last but not least is the classic denim jacket. The good ol' jean jacket has been around for decades and never seems to go out of style. From oversized acid wash, to darker more fitted options, there truly is a fit and wash out here for every guy. I have my favourite one that has been worn so often that the elbows have almost worn through, however until that day comes, I'm keeping hold of it. This style of jacket will sort you out year round as it's a great layering piece for over knitwear or under a bigger coat. I'd definitely recommend a midwest classic fit if this is your first, however I've also thrown a few others into the mix if they're more your thing.





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