Fall Getup Week: The Wardrobe Transition

Fall Getup Week: The Wardrobe Transition
Goodbye, linen. Hello, layers. Everyone’s favorite style season is back.

Welcome back to our annual installment of Fall Getup Week. For the sixth year in a row, we’ll be featuring a different autumn-appropriate outfit every day, with tips to recreate each style–either with new pieces or using items you already own.

We’re starting off strong on Day 1 with a rugged, but refined look that’s both outdoorsy and modern. Here, lighter-weight layers are key to dressing comfortably for early fall, when it’s chilly in the morning and pushing 80 degrees by the afternoon.

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The soft, heathered shirt has an interesting marled texture that’s more subtle than the standard fall plaid flannel. It’s also a little more substantial than an oxford, without being as heavy as a shirt jacket.

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Layered underneath that, a waffle-knit henley in a cotton/poly blend is the right combination of style and comfort. The breathable fabric moves and stretches with you, and the buttoned placket makes this a step up from a regular crew neck t-shirt.

chippewa boots with chinos

Continuing the neutral/rugged theme is a Primer staple: a pair of American-made Chippewa boots that’s carried me in and out of seasons since 2014. Watch my 5 year follow up on these boots.

You could easily swap in a pair of dark-rinse jeans here, but we like the coppery hue of these chinos for variety. The textures immediately help this look read as “autumn” without resorting to a lumberjack shirt and puffy vest, and the muted earth tones create an overall vibe that’s casual, but still pulled-together.

Got these pants? Here are two more ways to wear them:

Top to bottom, this is a clean look that’s interesting without being flashy. Try it out at any one of a number of fall outings: coffee dates, trips to the farmer’s market, local cider tastings, and so forth.

Check out the rest of Fall Getup Week

Day 2: Fall Getup Week: Texture Weather
Day 3:The Corporate But Creative Office
Day 4: Weekend at Your Partner’s Parents’ Place

How are you refreshing your wardrobe this fall? Share some of your favorite seasonal essentials in the comments.

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.