Fall Essentials Every Man Needs

Summer’s finally over, so let’s say bye to heat waves and hello to fall, the best season for fashion. Beyond the changing leaves and chilly weather, the season allows for layering to further accessorize your outfit with Autumn menswear. More layers means greater flexibility for color coordination and play of fabrics. Think of how much easier it is to make a wardrobe decision. Debating if you should wear a crewneck sweater or a sherpa jacket? When it comes to Autumn, the answer is both. But the question remains, what are the fall essentials every man needs? Here we  have a variety of Autumn outfit ideas with only 3 staple pieces: a crewneck sweater, twill pants, and chukka boots.



 A crewneck sweater is the perfect base to build a stylish men's autumn outfit. The simplicity of a crewneck can effectively bring a casual outfit to a business casual look. There’s so many fabrics to choose from, between elegant fibers like cashmere or chenille to classic cotton. Explore different knits like cable, waffle, ribbed. Its versatility allows you to utilize it in any setting. Dress it up with a button-down and chinos for a day to night look. Further elevate it with a blazer and scarf to match. Would you rather have a men's casual fall outfit? Layer the crewneck over a flannel or wear it solo. Add a bomber or denim jacket and a beanie as the finishing touch. You can’t have fall without layering, so it’s crucial for you to keep a neutral piece in your closet.



Twill pants as a comfortable alternative to structured denim, which makes them a fall necessity. Sure jeans always get the job done, but they add sophistication to men’s fall outfits. Their thick, diagonal rib texture makes them more casual than chinos and softer than denim. This also makes them wrinkle and shrink resistant. The material is breathable and lightweight, while also skilled at keeping you warm simultaneously, a top pick for that cold autumn day outfit. Twill pants come in a variety of colors, so you can implement the ideal fall color scheme with darker colors like maroon or forest green. With their high thread count, these are durable enough to get you through harsh weather.



Boots are unanimously the season’s favorite footwear; everyone looks forward to donning them. Every man needs a classic pair in his closet. With so many men's fall footwear ideas, it’s easy to get lost. Chukka boots are the best option as they allow for versatility with an outfit and can be dressed up or down. Better yet, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. The best of both worlds! If you want a rugged Autumn men’s look, pair your boots with your favorite dark wash jeans and a henley shirt. In this case, trendier fabrics such as suede are more appropriate. You can add a heavier jacket or a lightweight vest. Pair leather chukka boots with chinos and a dress shirt to take from work to a night out. You can add a blazer for professionalism.


Now we can’t talk about men’s Autumn essentials without mentioning accessories. Scarves and beanies are must-haves for the season. There’s no pressure to have the boldest, brightest accessories. Muted, neutral tones thrive the most in the fall, although a plaid print proves timeless. A cashmere scarf is ideal for staying warm in style, cozy and soft to the touch. Extra points if you can match your head and neckwear. If you take all the fall essentials and put them together, you can make the perfect outfit for any occasion. Trust me, you won’t want to enter the season without them.





Kayla Washington
Stately stylist, writer, and designer based in Los Angeles, CA