Seasonal changes can wreak havoc on your wallet if you don’t have those staples in your wardrobe that can be worn through most of the year. Going from balmy summer days into autumn where you’ll require something more substantial than a t-shirt and shorts can be troublesome if you’re someone who just updates your wardrobe to only suit certain seasons.
So, I’m going to share with you some pieces you can wear in the autumn, as well as summer.
1. Harrington Jackets
The jacket was made famous by the likes of James Dean and Steve McQueen. McQueen was fond of the Baracuta G9. The jacket is light enough for summer but will also keep you warm in autumn. Go for natural fibres like cotton or a cotton linen blend. Natural fibres are more breathable, meaning you’ll sweat less than if you were to get one in polyester or nylon which are man-made fibres. Another good reason in opting for natural fibres is that they are more likely to last longer, so they are more environmentally friendly.
Wear the jacket with an Oxford shirt, mid-wash denim jeans and a pair of brogues or derby shoes in the autumn. On summer days, go for a plain cotton, white t-shirt with chinos and loafers.
2. Cotton blazers
The versatility of a cotton blazer has no bounds when it comes seasonality. In the summertime, pair it with a t-shirt or linen shirt to keep you cool. An Oxford shirt or cotton dress shirt will work for both summer and autumn with a cotton blazer. I’ve mentioned before navy blazers are timeless and the colour can be worn throughout the year. Go for a slim or regular fit because if you don’t it may be prove too tight and it will increase the chance of sweat, something nobody wants.
3. Cotton knitwear
On those summer days when it’s a bit cooler out, throw a cotton knit over either a t-shirt or a regular shirt. In the autumn, you can do the exact same and you won’t get chilly. Slim fit or regular fit as I mentioned above should be your go to. Crew neck styles are more popular but v-necks have come back in style over the past few years.
4. Bomber jackets
The jacket can be worn throughout the year. Wear it with a polo shirt, plain t-shirt, or a regular shirt. Jeans, chinos or trousers all look great with this remarkably versatile piece.
5. Leather loafers
During the summer, pair them with a pair of invisible socks, chino shorts and an Oxford shirt. When autumn arrives, substitute the invisible socks for a pair of full length socks that complement the colour of your shoes. Wear them with chinos or trousers, as well as a knit and shirt. Leather loafers can also be worn with a suit during cool weather.
6. Denim jackets
A mid-wash jacket looks great in summer and autumn. It’s also a great layering option for autumn, where it can worn with a check shirt, knit or when it gets colder, under a camel coloured winter coat. During the summer, wear denim jackets with t-shirts or casual shirts. Thrift shops are usually full of denim jackets, where you can pick up a Levi or Wrangler one for less than half the normal price. You’re also doing your part for the planet.
Wear it with a t or polo shirt during the summer, along with a pair of chino shorts and boat shoes. Don’t button it, you’ll look like an old man. The shawl lapel style is a good option for young people and also go for a slim or regular fit. You don’t want it to look baggy on you as you’ll look like you’re your granddad. Wear it with mid wash, slim fit jeans during autumn with a t-shirt or casual shirt.
In a time where fast fashion is a significant issue. Getting the most out of your wardrobe will not only help the planet but will save you time as you shouldn’t need to shop as much. So,be mindful and buy quality staples.
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