From sturdy kicks to warm knits, fall is all about dressing thoughtfully and practically. You don’t want to be stuck out in the rain, snow, or sleet without the proper protection. Enter down vests, seam-sealed boots, and suede leather loafers. It’s the style-conscious way to tackle declining temperatures.
Boots are arguably the most key piece in your fall wardrobe. If your daily life leads you to trek through the puddles or stand out in the frigid air too long, there’s a boot to combat that. (Or, simply, combat boots!) Leather construction and seam-sealed designs are included in our most popular picks for fall.
A puffy down vest is a great transitional piece to wear as temps get colder. It’s the surprise layer that can typically go overlooked. But once you experience lightweight, water-resistant insulation, you’ll never leave it at home. Wear it over a suit jacket or under an overcoat for added warmth without excessive bulk. The trick is to keep the fit as close to your body as possible, without being too tight or restrictive. Hawke & Co. Down Vest, $54
Think hats are only good for blocking the sun? Wrong. Throw on a knit topper in the fall as a last-ditch attempt at containing your body heat. From beanies to flat caps, experiment with designs that work best for your personal style.
Soft and classically cool, this 100% cotton shirt is your go-to off-duty charmer. A slim fit, rounded hem, and buttoned cuffs flatter your frame. Its thin chest pocket makes it the perfect foil for a sweater vest or V-neck sweater. Or, for a more appropriately casual ensemble, try teaming it with a leather or jean jacket. Lacoste Horizontal Stripe Shirt, $119
Whether you’re stuck at the office or making plans for after-hours, loafers are the sophisticated yet comfortable choice. Opt for warmer hues as fall rolls around. Rich brown suede and smooth tan leather are easy bets. Your feet will thank you.