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5 ways to create a fashionable fall

October 31, 2012

My wife recently cleaned up our back porch. It’s been swept, the chairs are cleaned up from the summer sludge that builds up after the rain, brown leaves from our grape vines have been brushed away, and I know what she is thinking. It is time for cooler weather and evenings spent together outside. I love the fall.

It gives me the opportunity to break out a whole set of clothes tucked away in the closet all summer. Before my life transformation into better fashion, I never appreciated the style prospects heading into fall. I simply wore my summer outfits with a jacket. I can also remember wearing the same old ratty and discolored sweatshirt with a worn out collar. As I did not want to get rid of that favorite sweatshirt, it developed a visible ring around the collar. I literally wore it out. Years later when I figured out what I was doing with fashion, I pulled it out of a box and cringed. Did I really wear this in public? Yep! Presently, it resides at the local landfill. Now, I understand more fully the ways to fly my autumn look to a new altitude.

This season of falling leaves and pumpkin patches, you can upgrade your style in many ways. I offer 5 to get your ideas flowing:

1. Autumn colors – Each fall, brown, orange, and red overtake the leaves. Incorporate these shades into your wardrobe.

2. Sweaters – As it is not cold enough for a warm coat and not warm enough to wear just a shirt, a sweater aids your wardrobe as a seasonal transition item. It also adds sophistication. Start with solid gray and build from there.

3. Jackets – A light jacket can also help you bridge the gap between summer and winter. Layers in general do. Invest in a couple go-to jackets such as denim and military. And remember your jacket should extend below your shirt.

4. Scarves – Embrace the move toward winter without bearing down for sub zero temps. This accent supports your face in a way that adds warmth to your appearance.

5. Pants – The colder it gets, the farther back in your closet your summer pants will migrate. To replace them, try wool, corduroy, denim, tweed or even flannel. For warmer climates, you can still wear linen in darker colors.

As we step into fall, consider wearing different layers, using warm, rich colors, and mixing various textures. Try piecing together items that compliment each other and add sophistication like a sweater with a classic dress shirt. If you have never worn a scarf, you should try one. It can add a lot of style to your look with little effort. Finally, have some fun with different jackets and enjoy the cooler weather.

For more information on fall fashion, read Fall is in the Air.

© Copyright 2012 Fashion for the average man.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2012 5:31 am

    thank you for these tips 😉

  2. November 20, 2012 5:09 pm

    Thank you for dropping by my blog!! I’ve been a total “fashion victim” half my life coming from London. I like your blog and advice!!

  3. December 5, 2012 6:59 pm


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