I’m not sure that men care what I think about their fashion, but I try not to write gender-specific articles (even if they lean one way sometimes more than another). And I have particular things I love about men’s fashion, and they make great gift ideas too!
I’m what I call a “lazy fashionista,” and I need comfort. I love fashion and looking good, but not if it’s going to be uncomfortable, or I have to spend too much time getting ready. So, it brings me to the reasons why Fall is my favorite time for fashion – I can look good without sacrificing function!
Here are some of the Fall highlights for me from New York Fashion Week (NYFW). They also happen to fit with what I like anyway!
I’ll start with my favorite part of Fall fashion. Boots, glorious boots. My love of high boots started when I was young. Mostly to hide my thin legs, but they took on a whole new life form for me over the years. They can make anything look good…and I mean anything. I can take my comfy yoga pants out in my boots after the gym, and no one is the wiser. Super comfy and stylish! I wear them with 50s style dresses, jeans, pants… you get the idea.
Ankle boots are trending too, but as I mentioned in my point above about my thin legs, they definitely rank lower for me!
Maxi dresses and jumpsuits
Thankfully, maxi dresses and jumpsuits aren’t going anywhere yet; they’re my staples because they’re so comfortable. You also don’t have to worry about matching tops to bottoms (I did mention I was lazy!).
Leather or Suede / Vegan leather or Suede
Leather pants are in this Fall, and to me, jackets never go out of style, so I’m one happy lady! The runway had no shortage of styles and colors. I am excited to put some of these into rotation now that the heat wave in Toronto is officially over.
Red is the “it” color for fall fashion this year. To me, it should be every year. Red will always be my favorite color, but when it’s trending, it’s so much easier to pick up great items. I also have to say that the burnt orange and jewel tones on the runway at NYFW were spectacular.
Like high boots for women, my love of turtlenecks for men has been around since I was young. That’s why it tops my list of men’s looks. I don’t care if they’re in style or not. I think every man should own at least one … in every color! Thankfully, they made a comeback last year and are here to stay. Paired with jeans, under a jacket, fitted or loose fit – it doesn’t matter.
Leather /Vegan leather jackets
I’m personally a fan of the motorcycle/moto jacket. This season also offers so many variations of leather jackets, and a lot of them look awesome. I like the look paired with jeans, and a shirt and tie like on David Beckham below.
Honestly, I love all men’s shoes. They’re fabulous. I have a thing for boots with jeans though – coupled with a turtleneck and motorcycle jacket. I clearly have a very specific look! That being said, suede seems to be the standout from NYFW – still paired with jeans for the win, for me!
Suits are popular all year round, but I like the Fall/Winter patterns, colors and material best. This season, bold statements in color or style are trending, although they may not be everyone’s taste. For men’s suits, I find that the fit makes or breaks a suit. It doesn’t matter if it’s slim fit, ultra slim, relaxed fit…it has to fit perfectly, or it throws the look off a bit. Nordstrom has a good suit fit guide.
These are some of the things I love about Fall fashion, and some of the standouts for me from NYFW. What about you?