The fall is all about sartorial simplicity mated to functionality. Soft, warm, rugged fabrics, earth tones, and understated flare (yes, there is such a thing) will keep you looking good, and just as importantly, feeling good.
The days of going to the mall and spending four hours trying to revamp your seasonal wardrobe are gone. We’ve scoured the internet and found the latest fall pieces that hit every budget, and pair value with classic style.
If your fall closet could use an update, take a look at our top picks below:
Water Resistant Sherpa Lined Quilted Shirt Jacket
A lightweight layer that adds a dose of texture to your outfit while still being cozy.
Brushed Cotton Pant
J.Crew Factory, $44.50
Speaking of texture, textured pants in fall, whether they're actually flannel or budget-friendly brushed-cotton like these, can be dressed up or down.
This gorgeous overcoat is a blend featuring 64% wool and a 3 roll, 2 button closure. The large herringbone in speckled brown will be getting you, “wow nice coat” compliments for a lifetime.
100% Wool Tapered Pant
A pretty good deal for 100% wool dress pants, these cut in an athletic fit: A slim fit with more room in the thigh.
Quilted Walker Vest
A surprising oversight for a lot of men, the quilted vest is a smart layer in fall. See how we've styled it in our Reader Getup.
Merino Nylon Polo Sweater
The knit polo is a refined upgrade from your standard pique polo, and in a sweater weight, it's a comfortable option through winter.
Adrano Striped Sweater
A handsome rib knit stitch sweater pairs effortlessly with dark jeans or trousers, and when paired with low profile boots or sneakers, creates a great smart casual look.
Flint & Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip Pullover
This isn't your favorite tech bro's quarter zip. With chest-framing raglan sleeves that feature waxed cotton elbow patches, and a textured lambswool blend construction, this sweater belongs at a long weekend cabin getaway.
Amazon Essentials Rib Knit Crewneck Sweater
One of the things I appreciate about Amazon's house line is most of the sweaters are 100% cotton versus a poly blend.
Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket
Shirt jackets really seemed to have exploded as an option in the last few years, and we're here for it. Combining your favorite shirt with the styling of a trucker jacket and made of British Millerain Cambridge 6 Wax cotton canvas for water resistance, this one from our fav Flint & Tinder will last as long as you want to wear it.
Classic Long Sleeve Shirt
Tye die is having a moment, and while we generally don't follow or care about trendier things, wearing a $17 t-shirt with more classic pieces like a shirt jacket, tailored denim, and minimalist sneakers, allows you to incorporate more on-trend pieces without investing money in them.
A handsome, long-lasting gentlemanly coat design available from xxs up to 3xl.
All Weather Duckboot
If the classic Bean Boot isn't your style, this half boot, half sneaker offers a more modern take on a weatherproof boot.
Water Resistant Sherpa Lined Puffer Jacket
Taking the warmth and comfort of a sherpa jacket and adding the benefits of a water resistant coat, creates one that is lightweight and functional but still offers easy mobility.
Textured Vintage Plaid Shirt
I love the large and vintage-looking plaid on this drapey shirt. This style has been only available at higher-priced brands like Corridor, so I was excited to find an option that was more budget-friendly.
Pacific Twill Vintage Shirt
Beyond the focus on a modern, rugged aesthetic, what I like about Buck Mason is just how soft their fabrics feel.
Rib Shawl Cardigan
My personal go-to layer in Los Angeles after October, the shawl collar cardigan is an easy upgrade from a hoodie for a more put-together, intentional style.
Brushed Loopback Track Jacket
If you'd prefer to slide more towards the sweatshirt end of the spectrum, this French Terry jacket has hints of a Harrington jacket, bomber jacket, and hoodie all in one.
New Balance V2 Sneaker
The infamous 574 is comfortable and classic, and in a neutral tone, can easily be built into great looking casual outfits.
365Temp Slim Fit Performance Jeans
Faded black jeans work for casual evenings out where you're still trying to look a little sophisticated. These stretch jeans make sure it's comfortable too.
Waffle Stitch Crewneck Sweater
Layer under a flannel for a classic, warm fall style.
Huckberry x Eddie Bauer Skyliner Jacket
Not-so-fun fact: Eddie Bauer created the first down jacket after almost dying of hypothermia. This Huckberry collaboration with the brand is a quilted bomber created in the image of the 1936 original.
Suede Braided Belt
J.Crew Factory, $39.50
Throw it on with a pair of your light or medium wash denim for that Drake's on-a-budget aesthetic.
Polar Fleece Shirt Jacket
I've got one in green and for the price, it's tough to beat.
Heavyweight Chamois Workshirt
For an upgrade, pay a little more for this workshirt made from chamois: softer, thicker, and more durable than flannel.
Cable Knit Crewneck Sweater
Interestingly, much like the family Tartans of Scotland, Irish Aran sweaters feature knits specific to clans.
Slub Cotton Shirt
Take your favorite western shirt, sub out the denim for soft and textury slub cotton and you've got a shirt as comfortable as pajamas.
Tie Dye Formal Crew Socks
A little playfulness underneath your rugged, minimalist outfit. Made in Japan on vintage machines.
2-Ply Oxford Shirt
Upgrade your essentials with this luxe OCBD that works just as well on your split-schedule office and WFH days.
Lambswool Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater
Few things are more “fall” than a classic, intricate Fair Isle pattern. See how to wear a Fair Isle sweater in our modern guide.
Suede Trucker Jacket
More than a suede trucker jacket, but not overly complicated to be hard to wear. Banana Republic is one of the few major “mall brands” that still offers real leather jackets.
Archives Geometric Shirt Jacket
If you're looking for something that's not quite as expensive but still full of character, this patterned shirt jacket will elevate every look you wear it with.
American-made Slim Stretch Denim
Flint and Tinder's “1 Year Wash” denim falls perfectly in the medium tone. Made in downtown Los Angeles of 95% cotton with 5% stretch for all season wear.