After the relentless heat of summer, it’s hard not to be excited about fall. Especially since it means finally being able to wear more than a T-shirt and chinos so thin they’re practically see-through. So to get you amped up for this gloriously cool (and gloriously stylish) season of layers, here are five outfit ideas that are guaranteed to have you looking sharp all the way until winter.
Rethink your approach to tailoring by trying a sweater that looks like a blazer, and by mixing a retro-colored mustard tee and a pair minimalist sneakers.
SHOP: Woven Blazer ($425) by Oliver Spencer, mrporter.com; Aros Heavy Chino ($145) by Norse Projects, endclothing.com; The Cotton Crew ($20) by Everlane, everlane.com; Leather Sneakers ($495) by Tod’s, mrporter.com; Solid Invisibles Socks ($11) by Bombas, bombas.com.
If you’re looking for an extremely stylish way to mix things up, especially on a chillier evening, switch out your blazer for a sleek varsity jacket. Then keep everything sharp and minimal underneath.
SHOP: Teddy Jacket ($1,809) by Saint Laurent, endclothing.com; Pima Curved Hem Tee ($28) by Buck Mason, buckmason.com; Charcoal Slim Jeans ($85) by DSTLD, dstld.com; Lugged Chelsea Boots ($620) by Common Projects, nordstrom.com; Saints Necklace ($205) by Miansai, endclothing.com.
When the weekend rolls around, it’s all about being comfortable but still looking good. Go for a hoodie and mix it with a faded denim trucker, chinos, and a cool pair of sneakers.
SHOP: Pullover Hoodie ($110) by Onia, everlane.com; Western Denim Jacket ($75) by Topman, nordstrom.com; Ripstop Trousers ($80) by J.Crew, mrporter.com; Kanken Water-Resistant Backpack ($80) by Fjallraven, nordstrom.com; Sk8-Hi Reissue ($99) by Vans, endclothing.com.
Fall weather is nothing if not unpredictable, so it’s important to have something you can wear in the cold and rain, but that still looks put-together. A crisp water-repellent blouson with a tee, drawstring trousers, and weather-ready sneakers is always a solid move.
SHOP: Blouson Jacket ($455) by Mr P, mrporter.com; Cotton-Jersey T-shirt ($60) by James Perse, mrporter.com; Drawstring Trousers ( $140) by Save Khaki United, mrporter.com; Chuck 70 Trek ($90) by Converse, converse.com; Mini Compact Umbrella ($50) by Davek, amazon.com.
When it comes time to suit up for that big meeting, go with something classic—then give it a little extra kick. A brighter-than-standard-navy suit will keep things interesting, as will a extra bit of pattern and texture on your tie.
SHOP: Napoli Blue Plain Suit ($399) by Suitsupply, suitsupply.com; Dress Shirt ($98) by Bonobos, bonobos.com; Silk Tie ($175) by Drake’s, mrporter.com; Quentin Cap-Toe Monk Shoes ($450) by To Boot New York, nordstrom.com; Mod Connoisseur Tablet Case ($385) by This is Ground, mrporter.com