Gentlemen, we are arriving at that time of the year when temperatures drop, leaves start to change color and nights begin earlier. This is also the time to start pulling out your sweaters, pullovers and jackets. This is where I come in. I'm going to give you a few options to try out for the fall/winter season. Simple layering techniques that you can try out with different pieces.
This sweater is a classic. It works so well in different scenarios. You can dress it up as well as dress it down. I've created two looks with these exact scenarios. Let’s start with the slightly more casual look.
This look is simple yet eye catching. Throwing in the leather jacket to dress down the sweater and pants make it a statement piece. This modest layer makes the look stand out and keep you warm.
The next one is just as easy. This time I selected a suit as the layering piece. This is a timeless style that always captures the essence of a gentleman. You'll use the same sweater as above here, along with the suit and double strap monk shoes.
With each of these looks, keep the accessories to a minimum. I'd suggest a black leather strap watch, if anything. You can also choose a different color roll neck and create these looks another way.
My next suggestion is to pick up a denim Jacket. I'd advise one that is a dark or lighter wash. The denim jacket is timeless and can pretty much be worn with anything. Check out the first style below:
This look is made to be comfortable yet warm. I've used the jacket to layer the button-up shirt. If you're looking to make it a little more fashion forward, you can button the shirt all the way up. You can add in a simple gold or brown face watch along with a simple bracelet. If you'd like to dress it up a bit more, consider a black tie and switching the pants out to regular flat front pants.
The next use for the jacket is over a sweater. Again, simple yet eye catching. It'll keep you warm and you'll look amazing. I'd recommend a striped sweater along with the tan pants and casual shoes. Here are the pieces:
The striped sweater is a nice pop of color. You can pretty much wear this in any scenario. It's casual but not to the point where you're going to do yard work in it. Grab a couple accessories and you're set.
Military Canvas Jacket
My last suggestion today is the Military Canvas Jacket. It'll keep you warm, you can carry a few things inside of it and, of course, it can be worm multiple ways. Let's begin with the first look:
Pretty basic look — nothing too difficult here. You can wear the denim shirt by itself or place a white crew neck shirt underneath it and layer it over. Then layer the jacket over the top of the shirt.
Of course you can dress this jacket up as well. Grab a burgundy tie, a light tan pair of pants and you're all set. Two different looks, but reusing pieces to make the most out of your investment.
There are several ways to layer for the fall. These are just a few simple suggestions on how you can incorporate classic pieces and make them look great with a little bit of layering. Feel free to try different color combinations and fabrics. The key here is picking up the classic items, making sure they fit you well and piecing them together to keep you warm. ’Til next time. And as always, it's all about taste.