Summer is a distant memory already – and the cold season has taken over. Naturally, on your to do list: a revamp of your fall and winter wardrobe, complete with both staple and statement pieces.
From the trending footwear to the hottest cuts and fabrics, we’re taking a look at seven fall-winter trends in men’s fashion. Read on and get shopping!
Puffer Vests and Jackets
Some love them, some hate them – but fact is, they’re on top of the trends this season. We’re talking about puffer jackets and vests – the more colorful, the better.
Laidback, effortless style is a given when you’re rocking something as comfortable as a puffer piece – whether you pair it with ankle crop joggers for an athleisure vibe, with your daytime denims or with a sleeker pant.
For a neutral look, limit your palette to navy, black, greys and taupe – although the trends make no discriminations against color, with jewel tones as current favorites. And speaking of jewels, the designers seem to agree that zodiac stones and jewels can serve as great inspo for your sleek outfits.
It’s a hipster’s daydream! Flannels – and, you guessed, their mandatory companion, aka plaid – are back. While the 90s are mostly a hit and miss when it comes to style, the plaid flannel is an iconic look that’s still going strong today. This fall and winter, stock up and keep warm with fuzzy and soft plaid flannels. Fun fact: flannel refers to the fabric (a soft woven type), not the pattern. How to wear them: with chino pants, under lightweight cardigans (also trending) and paired with a few statement accessories.
Head-to-Toe (Bold) Color
While flannels and puffer jacket are part of your wardrobe of staples for the cooler season, this next look is anything but basic. In fact, quite the opposite – and you’ll need confidence and a dash of swag to rock it.
One-color looks have been experiencing a major moment in women’s fashion – and the men took notice. This fall, go bold in a one-tone look featuring your favorite warm shade. Ditch the predictable beiges for more vibrant options, such as poppy red, medallion yellow or terracotta.
Need more to be convinced? The latest collections from brands like Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani and Marni all feature brick-red suits, while Berluti and Givenchy currently feature a range of scarlet red pantsuits.
If you’re on a mission to upgrade your outerwear this fall, make space in your closet for both puffer jackets and wool coats. A wool overcoat is a classic – and not necessarily fast fashion, which equals even more reasons to invest in a great piece.
If smart-casual is what you’re usually sporting, a wool coat in a classic hue makes a highly versatile piece that will look on-trend for years to come. This season, pair it up with anything from your business suits to your denims, layered over both button-downs and sweaters.
Layering with Cardigans
Wool coats make great picks this fall, and here’s another equally versatile piece: the lightweight cardigan. Cardigans (as seen at Hermes and Marni) serve multiple purposes – from obviously adding warmth to your winter look to achieving a layered, cohesive look, plus that subtle retro flair.
Whether you pair them up with your fave t-shirt (and recycle your summer staples this way) or with a button-down, the results are equally cool and effortless. Color-wise, this fall is all about those jewel tones like teal, emerald, orchid or ruby. Next stop: accessorize with men’s pearl jewelry, like leather pearl bracelets, or a vintage belt to complement the retro-inspired outfit.
Here’s an outfit recipe that’s fail-proof this fall. Cropped pants? Definitely! Sneakers! For sure, mostly the two-tone kind. Visible socks? The trends seem to scream: yes! This cold season, inject a little color into an otherwise neutral outfit with a pair of two-tone sneakers. Red is still on top of the charts – and if you’re not yet willing to commit to a pantsuit in the boldest color of all, then cool sneakers will do too.
Lace-up Leather Boots
Speaking of footwear, sneakers won’t cut it when it’s freezing outside. Whether you’re planning on going hiking during the winter or simply strolling the city in a dapper outfit, this next piece will help in both situations: lace up leather boots.
Functionality meets warmth meets style – so we are definitely on board! Opt for a classic warm brown pair – and yes, tuck your skinnies inside or let your funky pair of knitted socks peek through.