Updating your look for fall need not entail a huge departure from your tried-and-true style, nor cost you an arm and a leg. Here are some of the hottest looks straight from the runway, and a few items currently available for under $100.
The Color of the Moment: Grey
This versatile hue was seen all over the runways. It’s not new, per se, but the way it was styled – coupled with several other shades of grey in the same look – was what brought it into this year and made it look fresh and modern. From casual tracksuit bottoms, to the most formal three-piece suits, you can rock this trend whatever the occasion calls for. Try these Citizens of Humanity jeans from Saint Bernard in coal.
Crop Your Pants
Don’t be shy – pick a trouser style that reveals a little ankle. This fad can be sampled whether your pants are tailored or the uber-hot wider leg – just make sure the hemline is about an inch over your ankle. If you attempt to go higher than that, you’ll risk a venture into capris-land.
Combine Your Knits
An easy way to stay properly attired in all types of weather is to layer your clothing. Lucky for you, this style also hits on a trend seen on runways for fall/winter 2015. Designers did not hold back when adding one sweater on top of another. Give it a shot with a thinner turtleneck sweater such as this one by Ted Baker topped with a chunkier knit.
Squares Squares Everywhere
If you’re interested in experimenting with some hot prints and patterns, this four sided design element was seen everywhere from Ferragamo to Armani, especially prevalent on outerwear such as knits and overcoats. You can go for a subtle approach, with squares of the same size that are just slight hue variations of one another, or go bold like a contemporary painting with bright blocks of red and blue in different sizes.
Footwear: The Chelsea Boot
Instead of sticking with basic black, why not try a leather Chelsea boot for the cooler months? Whether in beat-up suede or high-sine leather, these styles match perfectly with slim jeans and a T-shirt or knit to take a casual look to the next level.
Men who have felt uncomfortable with the slimming down of pants noticeable on all designers’ looks in more recent years will breathe a sigh of relief to know that this trend seems to be reversing. In collections across the board, pants were much looser in cut as well as being higher waisted.