Fall weather is rolling in and with it, your chance to change up your wardrobe with some seasonal signatures—rich colors, warm fabrics and a slew of textures and patterns. And there's never been a better time to embrace them. In fact, it's the perfect time to start layering them together to fight the chill while upping your style.
For this look, we started with a natural indigo-dyed sport shirt under a rustic striped merino wool sweater (complete with suede elbow patches). Over that, we layered on a rugged weather-resistant quilted vest with a smart, standing collar that's been lined in a hearty twill. We paired them with some slim-fitting vintage-inspired Levi's with a worn-in wash that have been tailored with a slight taper to the leg. Finishing off the look, we grabbed a few of our favorites like Ernest Alexander's Watson briefcase, cut from a durable, protective waxed cotton and trimmed with luxe leather handles. Along with Ray-Ban's leaner, meaner "New Wayfarer" model in an autumn-appropriate tortoise finish. Of course, Word's handsome bandana-printed pocket-sized notebooks will make for an attractive and practical pinch-hitter for your average fabric pocket square.
Grounding the look is a pair of classically-style but easy to wear boots from Stacy Adams. Their Dawson boot is crafted from both a soft suede and burnished leather, then finished with brogue detailing around the ankle, waxed cotton laces and a comfortable EVA sole. Paired with some Italian-made cotton socks from Club Monaco, the lightweight chukka style has a slim silhouette which makes it ideally suited for any casual and dressy occasion the season brings.