Falling Back into the Swing of Things

I don't know what it is about the beginning of fall but it brings on a feeling of renewal. I think it might be attributed to the many years where this was the start of a new school year, or the inherent decline of ratchet summer parties to attend. But one thing that is certain about this transition to this cooler time of year is that your wardrobe has to change. Let’s take a look at how to put together the perfect fall work wardrobe.

So, when introducing new items into your burgeoning fall wardrobe, think evolutionary shifts instead of revolutionary. Your wardrobe pieces can still have some remnants of the summer all while incorporating some fall weather layering. For this look, notice the heavier wool knit tie. That piece alone adds a layer of warmth, without compromising my cool.

Another key aspect of your fall wardrobe is the construction of your pieces, especially when it still can get a bit warm outside. You don’t want to pile on the heavier fabrics quite yet, so using a half-lined blazer like the one I am wearing will get the job done. If the weather decides to have a #TBT and bring back some of that summer heat around noon, you won’t be too out of your element.

Naturally these cooler months tend to draw warm bodies closer together, so you want to leverage those smaller details that can only be fully appreciated when up close. I went with an orange and grey leaf lapel pin, neatly tucked white, orange and black pocket square, and a shirt with a micropatterning to seal my look off.

This is also a good opportunity to let your accessories do most of the talking while your main pieces mellow out. Go a little crazy with the socks, add that extra bracelet, leverage them to add character to your look.

Remember to gradually incorporate more fall pieces into your look as weeks go by and the temperature drops. Keep in mind the construction of your pieces, and use your accessories and details to show off some color. Fall is where menswear shines, use this time stunt those newly acquired pieces and most importantly to dress remarkably well.

With love,

Greg McGregorson