09.07.2012
By Terry Flanagan

The Style Blogger: Fall Fashion

The temperature here in NYC has finally started to cool off consistently, making it the perfect time to start layering in blazers.

You don’t need a jacket or a coat yet, just something to throw over your shoulders to break the breeze. One of my go-tos this time of year is a plaid or windowpane sportcoat (or suit jacket, if the fabric is right).

Early Fall is also a great time to begin introducing some autumn-wrothy color palettes (think organic, earthy, rustic).

Here, three jackets with a punch along with three color palettes inspired by mother nature herself.

 1. Cold Waves

This plaid cotton jacket works well for Summer (because it’s cotton and unlined) as well as for Fall (because the colors are cool and neutral – although not very subtle).

Bonus Tip: White denim in after Summer? Why not?

Bonus Tip II: Try a soft jacket over a fitted v-neck knit for a weekend-chic look (although maybe not 100% appropriate for the bball court).

Cold Waves - Plaid cotton jacket

This plaid cotton jacket works well for Summer (because it’s cotton and unlined) as well as for Fall (because the colors are cool and neutral – although not very subtle).

Bonus Tip: White denim in after Summer? Why not?

Bonus Tip II: Try a soft jacket over a fitted v-neck knit for a weekend-chic look (although maybe not 100% appropriate for the bball court).

On Dan: Plaid cotton jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (custom made, my own design). Ribbed v-neck by Gucci (M). White denim by Helmut Lang (33). Alligator belt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label (36). Shades by Zanerobe. Loafers by Bass. Watch and alligator band by Montblanc. Leather duffle bag (on ground) by Lotuff  & Clegg. On Westley: Sweater and shirt by Gant. Tie by Ralph Lauren Rugby. Cargo pants by Uniqlo. Saddle shoes by Bass.

2. Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves Jacket

I was sketpical about this look at first. The sweater & jeans was the outfit I was wearing throughout the day before we started to shoot, so for efficiency sake I just said f-ck it and threw the jacket on top. It wasn’t until I saw the photo that I noticed the orange gradient in the shades tying everything together. What can I say, sometimes you get lucky – it’s the benefit of having a well curated wardrobe.

Bonus Tip: Browns and oranges work very well together, come in countless shades, and flatter almost any skin type.

Bonus Tip II: Don’t restrict your own wardrobe; a suit jacket is a blazer and a blazer is a suit jacket. (Okay, not technically if you’re a purist, but if the fabric has some texture and pattern to it you’re doing yourself a disservice by not crossing it over).

Windownpane jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (custom made, my own design). Jeans by Levis for Urban Outfitters (33). Henley and v-neck sweater by Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply (M). Shades by Persol. Watch and band by Montblanc. Boots by Scarpe di Bianco. Leather duffle bag by Lotuff  & Clegg.

3. Fall Sunset

Fall Sunset Jacket

Browns and rusts here again.

Bonus Tip: If the windowpane on the jacket has some color in it, you can pick it up in other pieces of your outfit to tie everything together (like the pants here, or the sweater, jeans and henley in look 2).

Bonus Tip II: Peak lapels can make a casual jacket look slightly dressier and suave . Not to mention I love the look of having them nonchalantly popped when it cools down (of course, this is not for everybody).

Windownpane wool/linen jacket, brown poplin shirt and rust hopsack trousers all by Michael Andrews Bespoke (custom made, my own designs). Pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson. Alligator belt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label (36). Wingtips by Gucci. Watch and alligator band by Montblanc. Shades by Matsuda. Leather duffle bag by Lotuff  & Clegg.

Windownpane wool/linen jacket, brown poplin shirt and rust hopsack trousers all by Michael Andrews Bespoke (custom made, my own designs). Pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson. Alligator belt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label (36). Wingtips by Gucci. Watch and alligator band by Montblanc. Shades by Matsuda. Leather duffle bag by Lotuff  & Clegg.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

SB

 

Photography by Alex Crawford.

Republished from The Style Blogger with permission

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