Dressing for autumn shouldn’t merely mean pulling from the closet those huge black boots your mom bought you last Christmas. (But, damn, are they functional.) Thankfully, with the new season comes a bunch of trends to keep you both warm and sleek.
The thick(er) necktie
If you weren’t a fan of the skinny necktie, you’re in luck this season. The thick necktie is back! Wear it to work for a polished look or just to look dapper while bar crawling with friends. Your best bet is to wear your tie with a collared shirt and a suit — better to be overdressed than underdressed, right?
Knits are so big this season, it’s scary. And it’s even gotten to neckties. Embrace the trend by going for that knitted necktie, or choose a nice cardigan for a more subtle look. Keep an eye out for those timeless bold colors. FASHION
Turns out, your grandma’s quilt patterns were ahead of their time (read: century). This year, quilted clothing is perfectly balanced fashion and function. You can wear a quilted jacket over just about anything for just about any occasion: It’s perfect for work and that Thanksgiving touch football game with your family. One of the best parts about quilted jackets is that, while warm, they aren’t bulky. So if you’re going for the cool, sophisticated and sleek look, you’re in luck.