Upgrading a fall look is easy. You start by taking a good look at what's already hanging in your closet. Pull out your classic flannel shirts, sweaters, heavy-weight chinos, boots, and jeans. Do they fit? If not, alter. Are they shot? If so, toss. Are they dated? Yes, we're talking to you square-toe shoe lovers. If it's out of style or you haven't worn it in years, donate.
Once you've taken stock of all the awesome things you already own, you can start filling in with pieces you need. Be smart about how you spend your money on clothes. Look to heritage brands for denim, outerwear, and shoes because you know they'll stand the test of time. Chances are you can get this entire fall look just by adding one or two new pieces into the rotation. Always shop your closet first. Already own a pair of dark denim jeans and a broken-in Henley? Great! Turn up your fall look with some fresh plaid and some fly shades. Here are your new favorites.
When it comes to outerwear, Patagonia makes the best. Sure, this quilted bomber jacket is on trend, but it's also highly functional. Lightweight recycled polyester ripstop makes up the weather resistant outer shell. This jacket will block the wind and keep you warm even when it's soaking wet.
You'll want to invest in a good pair of boots that can carry you right through the winter. Keep your feet dry, and they'll stay warm. This rugged pair from Sperry is made with hand-sewn waterproof leather on a sturdy lug sole.
There's nothing better on the weekend than a super soft, vintage-inspired flannel shirt. J.Crew gets this season's colors correct and the fit just right, offering it in both slim and tall sizes.
Henley shirts make for great layering pieces, but also look pretty cool all on their own. Pair this heathered version with dark denim for the fall. As the temperature drops, wear it under a broken-in flannel, puffer vest or shirt jacket and stay warm through the winter.
Start with a good base layer. Before getting dressed scrub up with this energizing black pepper scented body wash. Because underneath it all, you'll want to smell good. Summer bod, winter bod it doesn't matter, this body wash will always fit just right.
Shades aren't just for summer. You don't have to be on the beach to benefit from wearing a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses. You’ll never go wrong with the Original Wayfarer Sunglasses from Ray-Ban. Reduce eye-strain, cut glare and look cooler wearing this iconic and most flattering shape.
You don't always have to wear a belt, but when you do make sure it works with your other accessories. If you're wearing brown boots, go with a brown belt. And try to match your metals as well. If you're wearing a stainless steel watch, go for silver hardware on your belt buckle too.
Of course, you can tell time with your phone, but this Chrono Oversized Weekender Watch from Timex looks so much better. The nylon NATO strap can be switched out for other colors to change up the look.
There is nothing more dependable and classic than this heritage staple. Confused about designer labels, selvedge, and the latest Japanese denim? Not a skinny jeans wearing hipster? Not quite ready to rock the Dad jeans with stretch? We hear you. Stick with the tried and true, Levi’s 501.