Our stylist team are here to help decipher the lexicon of autumn menswear
It’s that time of the year when summer is waining but the full bone-chilling cold of
winter hasn’t quite got its icy grip on our wardrobes. What you need are some
seasonal wardrobe essentials, and a few key style terms to go with it.
- Laura's tip: Monochrome is a brilliant way to keep your casual outfit looking sharp and considered.
Mid-layer is a word bandied around frequently in the fashion world, but there’s
nothing complicated about it. It should come as little surprise that it’s just shorthand for anything that is a middle layer between your jacket and t-shirt, or thermals.
- Liam's tip: Wondering what shoe to put with your pale blue trousers. Brown is always a strong choice, and a lighter shade, such as this caramel pair, are ideal.
A whole host of garments come under this umbrella term – from hoodies to over-
shirts – but what they all have in common is their versatility, especially come autumn.
Stock up now, and you’ll have a choice of go-to items for layering on those days
when the weather can’t quite make up its mind what season it is.
- Rachael's tip: Try adding a pop of colour to a cooler pallet. It brings a bit of welcome vibrancy to your outfit.
Trans-seasonal pieces explained...
There are plenty of mornings when we have that decision to make: ‘What can I wear to make sure I’m not too cold or too hot?’ In this situation, a man requires a garment that can straddle the seasons like a rock god between two giant speakers.
- Bailey's tip: Love a denim jacket but afraid of falling into the double denim trap? Why not stock up on some seasonally appropriate chinos? A perfect foil for your new jacket.
While these might not hold up to winter’s fiercest wrath, when layered with other light clothing they make the perfect mid-season choice for changeable weather.