10 Transitional Autumnal Pieces To Buy Now

It seems that Summer has taken its own holiday this year and left us with a nondescript season of drizzle and the occasional ray of sunshine. There’s no doubt about it – dressing for inter-seasonal periods is tricky and frustrating. One minute a cashmere roll neck is appropriate, the next you need a light, cotton shirt. The current unpredictable weather can see your wardrobe looking a little out of sorts. Here, we take you through the top statement pieces to get you through your sartorial credibility’s trickiest time of year…

For Gentlemen

As we approach Autumn, focus on adapting your tailoring to suit a quirkier you and don’t shy away from colour. 

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aw17 trends
Camel

For gentlemen conscious of staying on the cusp of new trends, camel is the shade of the upcoming season. To battle the varying temperatures in September, layer different tones of camel for a high-end aesthetic. A tshirt-blazer duo or a rollneck-shirt combination are fail-safe options. Please note – tonal dressing requires a decent level of bravura. Stick to your guns and wear your camel-toned ensemble with steely confidence.

aw17 trends
aw17 trends
Roll Necks

If there’s a slight chill in the late summer air, a roll neck is an ideal transitional piece to accompany your inter-seasonal wardrobe. Choose lightweight fabrics such as cotton or merino wool for breathability if the sun makes an appearance. Historically worn by sailors and naval officers to keep out the sea breeze, a roll neck is a classic staple every gentleman should own. Layer under a wool sweater or trench coat for AW17.

 

Double Breasted

 

With coat season just around the corner, it’s always a savvy idea to start with a classic. Outerwear can make or break your outfits. Too long and you’ll end up resembling inspector gadget – too short and your trousers will look odd. For the season ahead, opt for a traditional double breasted affair. If you want to abide by the trend rules, an exaggerated lapel is essential. Flip the collar for an iconic look that exudes class.
Orange

Although we’re saying goodbye to Summer, it doesn’t mean that you have to zap all colour out of your clothing. A key tone for AW17 is orange. Bring the notion of colour popping into your style and contrast this zingy tone with your neutral hued pieces, like navy and grey. Associated with Hallows Eve and falling leaves, injecting orange into your looks is bound to get you excited for Autumn.

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Pleats

 

Shorts have most likely taken a backseat in your wardrobe now the seasons are changing. With trousers now at the forefront of your wardrobe, it’s time to start experimenting with different details. AW17 is championing pleats as the tailoring tweak you need to pursue when it comes to your trews. A rather feminine embellishment is given a masculine edge razor sharp pleats, adding structure to more fluid trousers.

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For Women

For the ladies, AW17 is a show of power dressing, luxurious textures and wearing head-to-toe print. 

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aw17 trends
aw17 trends
Tonal Style

Whether you’re commuting into the city or traveling to the airport, adding tonal pieces which are still in lighter fabrics will see you through this tricky period of transitional style. From Dior blues to blush pinks, stick to one shade for your entire ensemble and be sure to blend textures to add dimension. It may seem like a simple way of dressing but this trend demands a confident muse. Walk tall when you dress tonally and you’ll ooze chic.

 

Sheer

 

This trend comes with one essential rule: your dress must be floor-length. For when the nights get brisker and bare legs simply will not suffice any longer, a full-length boho style dress is the perfect key piece for this time of year. Think sheer floral prints, ruffles, and long sleeves. Wear with ankle boots for a sophisticated evening look.

 

Matching Prints

 

If you are obsessed with pattern and prints, you are going to be living in a sartorial haven for the rest of the year. As the sunshine fades and the evenings get darker, brighten up your ensembles with blocks of pattern. Whether it’s zebra, leopard or snakeskin, ease into this trend by matching your accessories to add an eccentric element to your style. Remember – daring to be unique is stylish.
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Tapestry

 

Begin to inject some heavier textures into your wardrobe for the autumnal season ahead. Inspired by the Baroque era, tapestry fabrics symbolise indulgence and opulence. Next season, mix this luxurious print with natural textures for a modern aesthetic that doesn’t look stuffy. Sticking to a pastel colour palette will also help to lift this rich pattern.

 

Trouser Suits

 

If you’re starting to plan your workwear style for the colder seasons coming up, you simply must invest in a trouser suit. Opt for a lighter, playful colour and keep the structure fresh with a cropped and flared trouser. AW17’s tailoring champions the seventies, with wider lapels, deep jacket pockets and centre pleats. If it’s still too warm for a jacket, simply wear with a lightweight knit or blouse.
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Our signature tan leather is ideal for transitioning into Autumn. With its rich chestnut tones, it complements both light and dark hues.