Yes boys, the seasons are a changing. And with the change in season comes a shift in pace and feel. Itís the season of layering, with softness and colour. This year fall brings with it rustic warmth, old world opulence and the charm of the familiar.
Greens are bountiful this season, in every conceivable hue from forest greens to jade to emerald. Dark hues for the winter and fresh tones for spring. The other colour palette thatís carried forward from summer is mustard, burnt orange and grey. Blue ranges from inky and indigo to teal.
Black makes a comeback though in a folksy way coupled with white embellishment in the form of print and embroidery. Brown gets a woodland twist when paired with teal blue and earthy greens and gets with the family into warmer hues such as burgundy and purple.
Top 5 Picks
#1 The Argyle Checks
The Argyle Check sweater is one of those fashion pieces that continue to resurface every fall; maybe because it's a sophisticated style, or maybe designers havenít gotten over reinventing it.
Whatever the case, you can take your pick of argyle sweaters in V-neck or round-neck. The sweater looks awesome over a collared shirt or worn underneath a sporty jacket.
Wear it with: Distressed jeans.
#2 The Colour Purple
If youíre the trendsetter in your mob, you may want to set your sights on purple and its intoxicating cousin burgundy. These are the spring equivalent of pale pink and work fabulously as fitted shirts. Throw in a bit of print on the yoke or under-cuff
and you have a shirt that smoothly traverses from day to after-office drinks. If you're doubtful about stepping out in full-on purple, then incorporate the shade into your look with details like stripes or an accessory like a scarf or tie. Wear it with: Black trousers, tucked in for day and worn casually for evening.
#3 The Sports Jacket
A great looking blazer is one of the season's most coveted essentials. Constructed in corduroy, denim, worsted wool or cotton twill, the blazer keeps things practical and comfortable, while working as easily for day as it does for night. The blazer ups your trend quotient, while keeping you
warm when temperatures nose dive. If youíre not quite ready to plunge into this trend, opt for a multiple pocket casual jacket, along the same lines.
Wear it over a bright sweater or funky t-shirt and faded jeans.
Wear it with: Distressed jeans.
#4 The Grey Jeans
You've got your dark blue jeans, and your light wash pair, but it's time to upgrade your denim collection with a pair of faded or dark grey jeans. The colour of these jeans is pure fall/winter, especially with all the jackets and sweaters cropping up,
the style gives you some rugged appeal.
Wear it with: An urbane black turtleneck (high-neck) or round-neck sweater.
#5 The Ankle Boots
Get the complete outdoorsy feel with ankle high lace up boots or slip-on boots for a sleek finish. Which ever you choose you can be sure these will keep your feet toasty every step of the way, this fall. Boots are the updated on footwear this season. Donít get left behind.
Wear them with: Jeans or pants - these boots stop at nothing in being ultra-practical.
Hope these Top 5 picks have helped simplify your choices for fall and that youíre raring to go armed to the teeth to hit the urban jungle.