The temperature drop, the shorter days, and the approaching winter - this can only mean one thing - summer is no more and autumn is fast approaching. After months of wearing shorts, t-shirts and lightweight jackets, it's time to open your wardrobe and dig out your warmer clothing once more.
We all know that men's autumn fashion can be a minefield, especially as we all have different body shapes and sizes. What's more, styles are constantly changing, and what may have worked once, won't necessarily work the next time. Oh, and let's not forget about the notorious British climate.
One minute it could be raining and cold, the next, it's sunny and warm enough to make you think summer has come back for round 2. That's why it's important to think about layers as well as the choice of material you choose before leaving your house.
Women tend to stick to certain staples for their autumn wardrobe, and there's no reason why we men can't do the same. But this doesn't mean that you can't be afraid to switch it up once in a while.
In the blog below, we'll take a look at some of the best materials to consider during autumn, as well as how to properly layer your chosen pieces. On top of that, we'll pick some of our favourite Dénevos mens autumn fashion pieces you should consider adding to your wardrobe this season.
Let's dive in!
What materials should you consider?
In order to stay comfortable during these cooler months, but still have an autumnal twist, you'll need to pick clothes made of materials that are warm enough for the brisk cold air yet breezy enough so they don't cause a heatwave.
The cardinal rule of dressing for the "transitioning" few months is to wear clothes, which are mostly breathable and use natural fibres – ones that can be piled on, as well as easily peeled off. Adaptability is key!
So, put away the linen trousers and thin silk shirts and look for thicker materials that are still lightweight, such as:
- Brushed cotton
- Loopback cotton
- Waterproof polyester
Why is layering so important in autumn?
Essentially, mens autumn fashion is all about layers. This means that regardless of your chosen wardrobe staples - whether it's a tracksuit jacket, long-sleeved polo or sweatshirt, you're going to want to layer underneath. This is because autumn fashion in general favours clothes that can easily be put on and taken off as the temperature changes, without having to disrupt your entire outfit.
Think about it...the weather in autumn is a blend between winter and summer, and as such, it can go from sunny and hot one minute to cold and wet the next. That's why you want to be prepared for all weather conditions. Layering is the best way to tackle this head-on. A long-sleeved polo is great for when it feels warm outside, but if the wind picks up and/or the temperature drops, throwing on a lightweight sweatshirt or jacket helps you to stay warm.
6 of the best men's autumn fashion pieces to add to your wardrobe in 2021
Now that you know what materials to consider, as well as the importance of layering, we thought we'd run through some of our favourite men's autumn fashion pieces from the latest Dénevos collection. Take a look at our top picks below, starting with the long sleeve polo.
Throwing on a long sleeve polo with a pair of lightweight cargo pants, or even with joggers, when you're looking for something casual is an excellent way of staying cool during autumn's warmer temperatures.
Long sleeve polos are one of our best sellers here at Dénevos, and it's easy to see why! A true style staple for any wardrobe, the long sleeve polo takes it up a notch, using a luxury cotton composition allowing for a perfected fit and unparalleled ease of movement. Our long sleeve polo is available in two different colours, notably including the much-coveted seed pearl option, ideal for wearing on a night out with a smart pair of chinos or jeans.
T-shirts have been a menswear staple for as long as we can remember, and it's easy to see why. The mens t-shirt is a versatile wardrobe favourite that also doubles up as a casual piece of mens fashion or even an undershirt beneath a sweatshirt or jacket to keep you warm.
Our premium Dénevos t-shirts are short-sleeved allowing you the choice between relaxed and formal mens tee wear. These gorgeous pieces provide that extra layer of warmth without being too bulky or heavy on your frame. Style with a pair of smart trousers for a more formal look, or throw it on with your jogger bottom for a casual loungewear feel. With t-shirts, the possibilities for your autumn wardrobe are endless!
Is there a more perfect mens fashion choice for the colder days of the year than sweatshirts? They make autumn dressing feel comfy and easy, providing that extra layer of warmth but never being too bulky or cumbersome on your frame.
Sweatshirts are versatile menswear garments that make all styles of casual mens clothing look effortless. Throw them over an outfit consisting of cargo pants for a casual mens streetwear vibe or team them with jogger tracksuit bottoms for an effortless mens athleisure ensemble. Alternatively, throw it under a suit to add some edge to your everyday business apparel.
Cargo trousers are ideal for colder days as they're often made out of thicker materials such as corduroy or cotton twill, and are a casual mens streetwear look that'll see you through the autumn months in style.
Our signature slim fit cargo trousers are a multi-function-able piece providing the wearer with options for the smart casual attire, pair perfectly with your favourite t-shirt or wear with an oversized fit sweatshirt for a casual look. These trousers are made to last, the durable fabric allowing you to transition from day to night with ease.
Overshirts are a mens fashion staple for autumn! This menswear trend can be used to your advantage by styling your outfit around the mens overshirt.
The mens overshirt is lightweight and ideal for layering under warmer outerwear pieces, whether you're looking to wear it underneath a tracksuit jacket or perhaps even pop it on top of one of our premium Dénevos t-shirts, there are endless possibilities to get creative with this men's fashion statement. When it comes to autumn mens fashion styling, as well as adding an extra layer of warmth, overshirts also offer you that effortlessly cool look that will have heads turning within no time!
A jacket is the defining garment category of the autumn season, not only does it provide you with plenty of mens style inspiration, but also offers the extra layer of protection against changing weather conditions.
A track jacket is one of the most recognisable menswear statements in any season, not only will it work harder than most men's fashion staples to give your look an effortlessly cool finish, but it's also versatile enough that you can wear this outerwear piece every single day if you wanted! Perfect for creating an urban inspired autumn mens fashion look.
Freshen up your autumn look with Dénevos
If you're looking to spruce up your wardrobe for autumn, then why not take a look at our collection of sustainable mens clothing? From day to night styles, Dénevos has got you covered with our premium high-quality menswear.
Whether you need a new t-shirt or a stylish jacket to create your perfect autumnal wardrobe, then look no further than our menswear essentials - shop the range here.