Is it just us, or does it feel like fall came in the blink of an eye? And now with winter around the corner, it’s time to talk about those cozy wardrobe essentials you’ll need to keep you looking sharp when the temperature drops.
Winter style comes with heavy layers and darker colors. It’s a subtle progression from the blues and grays of this year’s fall wear. And while we’re proponents of timeless apparel, there’s a way to blend trends with items that you’ll wear for years. Here are our recommendations for the palettes and textures to incorporate into your wardrobe this winter for a refreshing take on the season’s boldest styles.
There’s been a growing trend towards monochrome or tone-on-tone dressing for this season—think one palette from head to toe. Try this style in dark, neutral tones like black, charcoal, gray, or navy.
The key to pulling off this look is incorporating different shades and textures while wearing items from the same color family. Try pairing the Essential Gray Sharkskin Suit with a slightly darker gray dress shirt, a gray tie that either has a bit of sheen to it or small pattern, and a textured tie clip. The silver fits the theme and will help break up the monochrome look without overwhelming your outfit.
Winter Colors: Burgundy, Dark Green, Cement Gray
If you’re not quite ready to commit to one color from head to toe, try incorporating the on-trend hues of the season in more subtle ways. While dark, earthy tones are typical for winter, try adding some variation to your look with a burgundy blazer, patterned hunter green shirt, or a classic gray suit. The Black and White Prince of Wales Suit fits the bill, and its 305gsm, heavyweight fabric (made from 100% Merino wool) is ideal for cooler climates and seasons.
When it comes to fabric choice, winter is all about hard-wearing wools in patterns like herringbone, shadow stripes, and subtle plaids. These are classics that won’t date, but keep you on point for this season with their understated details.
Updated Outerwear: Flannel, Shearling, Tweed
Winter is the time for layering, and the key to looking good is the right combination of pieces. For outerwear, we’ve been seeing lots of oversized winter jackets in flannel wool or with shearling accents. We also love a classic tweed jacket. Pair these bolder items with neutrals like a charcoal and gray cashmere scarf and hat combination, to ensure your coat is the statement piece.
When you think of winter footwear, the obvious choices for snow aren’t necessarily the most stylish. Try lug sole boots like these ones for making your way over icy terrain—they have a sturdy grip and a classic look. Or you can go for the other winter footwear trend, the fancy hiking boot.
Once you’ve arrived indoors and can finally shed that bulky coat, show off a double-breasted jacket with tapered pants. It may seem like a nostalgic move, but the updated cut of the double-breasted suit has turned it into a very modern look that’s right on trend for the season. Complete the ensemble with a black lattice jacquard or black champagne tie.
So while the approaching cold weather might make it difficult to stay warm, these sartorial choices will ensure that you’ll look effortlessly cool.