The autumnal weather gives life to autumnal hues in men's clothing, with luxury designers and the high-street bringing out their newest range of earthy products. As a 'professional shopper'!! I've been sitting on my sofa at home in the warmth shopping online to find an outfit to demonstrate two things. Firstly how to style an autumnal outfit without it appearing way too over the top. Secondly how to perfect the essentials of autumnal style for men.
My latest passion is finding brands that do not wholesale and therefore cut out the middleman. On occasions you can get some incredible bargains as their operating costs can be much cheaper than when wholesaling at small margins therefore (should) pass these savings on to the consumer (us). I'm also a massive fan of Scandinavian fashion, it's clean and stylish much like their exceptional interior designers. A brand that ticks all of these boxes is A Day's March which has a story that I admire and take a lot of inspiration from. A Day's March is a term used in Military for how far an army could move in a single day. A fitting name for their brand that specialises in clothing for every occasion, the every day trials and tribulations. I've found that their product is of high quality and priced fairly. I would compare it to Reiss in the UK but at a cheaper price point. I've purchased a soft casual button-down shirt from them at £65 in a tobacco/tan colour and paired it with a classic light camel overcoat in a wool blend which gives it durability - both essentials and can be styled in so many ways.
I've then styled the outfit with items already in my wardrobe which are trousers from Reiss, a tan strap watch from Rotary and luxury trainers from Harrys of London.
But the outfit wasn't complete yet and it needed something else to which I found this overnight bag a little closer to home from Jack Russell, a London based brand. Jack Russell evolved from a leather bag and accessories company into the multi-layered powerhouse that is is today. They make bags that make it easier to live and work exactly how you want. Their 24hour is the epitome of their values, the perfect bag in size and space.
As a fashion blogger it is my duty to experiment with clothing a bit more than your everyday man would - sometimes it works and other times, not so much. I do tend to style formal wear quite well and my favourite colours to work wit hare usually black, grey and navy with only small touches of earth tones to give whatever outfit I'm styling a little punch. This style edit is a little experiment and a bit out of my comfort zone but what do you think of it?
If this really is your style and you love layering and experimenting with these kind of colours, I've picked my favourite few bloggers who are doing exceptional things with this AW17 palette. So just click on their images below and you can follow them through this season.
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Photography by Charlie Sawyer