Step towards the new season.
Going from one season to the next isn’t a complicated business, but rather one which requires a considered approach. Nod hello to the new season by incorporating simple pieces in gentle colours and tactile textures to your look. Lightly layered, and unfussy, you’ll slowly build an autumn legacy.
A change of season can sometimes catch you off guard. It slowly creeps up until what had previously been deemed a good look, seems oddly out of step with the weather outside.
Avoiding these kinds of sartorial misdemeanours is easy enough, though. And incorporating new season pieces needn’t feel like a hassle, it’s actually pretty simple as long as the approach is correct.
Firstly, invest in key pieces which will work well now and later; cord blazers, pinstripe shirts, lightweight knits and cotton jackets all have great layering potential (a key consideration for between-season dressing).
Next, be sure to stick to a colour palette which falls seamlessly into your existing wardrobe. For instance, navy, grey and black sit well together, but consider adding a splash of colour; dusty rose, dark mustard and fawny shades all help to avoid things looking bland.
These accent shades are your little pick-me-ups and are the great talking points of your look. Choose them for rakish pocket squares, artful scarves, poetic sunglasses, preppy cardigans and classic chinos.
As pre-mentioned, layering is vital, so be sure to take each component of your look and weigh up its worth. Will it add warmth, keep you cool or demonstrate an aptitude for a new direction? Ideally, it should span all three.
Start light and build slowly. A cotton or jersey shirt can be worn over a chino or jean and suede shoe. Pull a cord blazer over the top and warm things up with a coat (which can be casually thrown over the shoulders), or artfully knotted scarf.
Take note, the seasonal shift is upon us.