These pieces should be a
staple in your closet

Written
by Jacob Sigala
You’ve probably started
hearing mention of “fall wardrobe” buzzing around, but you’re still at the
beach taking in what’s left of the glorious summer weather. As we come to terms
with summer coming to an end, we begin thinking of ways to ready your closet
for the cooler days ahead. Soon it will be time to put away the linens,
seesuckers, and pastels and opt for warmer duds. We’ve put together this list
of wardrobe essentials to get you through the colder months.
1.
The Peacoat

This staple coat will probably
be the most versatile item in your closet. It pairs well with everything from a
suit to a simple white-T and jeans. Though peacoats are undisputably cool,
their effect can be muted by an ill fit. Look for one that is slightly tapered
on the sides and most importantly, make sure the shoulders fit. If you’re
looking to add this as a style staple, go with navy, black, or gray.
2.
The Knit Tie
The knit tie tends to get a
bad rap for being simply for casual wear. However, pair one up with your suit
and you’ll be surprised how well it works. Why knit? They are a great way to
add texture and seasonal flair to your outfit. Fall and winter trends tend to
revolve around texture, bringing in heavier weight materials like wool and
tweed.
3.
Chukka Boots

This classic boot brings just
as much style as it does comfort. Chukka boots are perfect for the colder
seasons and rise above the ankle to protect from fall’s gusts of winds and
rain. These boots traditionally come in a variation of brown and give a more
casual air to an outfit that’s great for everyday wear.
4.
The Shawl-CollarCardigan

This classically cool cardigan
gives a traditional spin on the ordinary, collarless cardigan. With the likes
of Daniel Craig and John Legend as fans, this 
fall staple definitely adds another level of elevated style. The magic
of this piece lies in its ability to look very fashionable while looking
completely effortless. The shawl neck cardigan also makes a great layering
piece for fall. Wear it under a wool blazer or peacoat for a expertly layered
look.
5.
The Scarf

Men’s scarves are a highly
underrated accessory, but its merits don’t only lie in its practicality. This
versatile and elevating accessory really shows your worth when it comes to fall
style, showing you are no rookie when it comes to curation. With a myriad of
patterns, materials, and styles, you’re bound to find one that fits your
personal style. When pairing a scarf, think of a scarf like your outerwear’s
tie, complimenting your outfit not distracting from it.
Though you’re still soaking up
the lingering rays of summer sun, get a head start on the cool days of fall by
filling your closet with cozy essentials and deep colors. These key items will
serve as staples for fall and into winter for years to come. Remember, when
adding to your wardrobe staples, strive for quality not quantity– it will
always be worth it. Above all, be confident in what you’re wearing and the
compliments will follow.
Jacob
Sigala
SOURCE:
THE GENTLEMANUAL
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.