Five autumn essentials for men

As the summer gradually fades into winter our wardrobes must follow. Those beautiful shorts you’ve barely taken off need to be put away. Get yourself wrapped up and kept warm in these five essential items.

Coat: With the British weather being temperamental even at the best of times, a good coat is always required. Duffle coats and trenches are the safest bets as the colder weather approaches. The thick materials insulate so you’re kept warm and looking good while wearing it.

Topmancoats

These two coats both from Topman are perfect for the coming months. The grey wool blend trench (£90) is perfect for dressing a little smarter than usual. While this navy duffle coat (£85)  is better for those who lean towards a more casual look.

Boots: Rain is inevitable in “Old Blighty” so a good pair of boots are needed. If we’re ever lucky(?) enough to get snow they’ll definitely come in handy. No one wants snow in their shoes. Trust me.

Schuh boots

These black baaton Ted Baker boots from Schuh (£120) would work perfectly with a pair of dark skinny jeans for a formal look. Swap those in for a distressed pair to create a more casual look.

Jumper: Cable knit and Christmas jumpers are so overplayed. Switch it up for this mesh jumper from Topman (£32) just to be that little bit different.

jumper

This could be paired with or without a shirt underneath. Having one underneath would just add an extra dimension to the look.

Scarf: We all use scarves just to block out wind in the harsh winter but now change it from a basic scarf. This Zara knit scarf with a faux leather buckle (£25.99) is perfect for those wanting to stand out.

scarf

You don’t necessarily have to use the buckle but it just stops you from having that awkward bump under your coat.

Bag: Simple backpacks are boring and it’s very hard to re-invent them in a way that doesn’t make them impractical, but Zara have managed(!) With this military inspired minimalist design (£39.99).

bag

Not too big it weighs you down but big enough to fit your laptop/college files etc. With numerous pockets inside and outside compartments there’s room for everything.

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