As we look to the upcoming fall season, while the current temperature outside is screaming anything but fall, it can be quite challenging to navigate how one is supposed to keep to the proper seasonal attire while still remaining cool and comfortable during those first few, rather warm, weeks of fall.
Lucky for you, we've got a few tricks of the trade that just might help you beat the heat as well as get a little extra wear out of those stand-out summer pieces in your closet.
The Unconstructed Coat
We had some really great unconstructed coats this past spring/summer that can easily transition into fall. Those seasonal coats that have more muted and/or neutral hues are great for this time of year as they are not only lightweight but also have the color palette to move right into the upcoming season. The best way to transition into fall is to pair them with a slightly darker trouser and even consider a darker belt and shoe over the cognac pair you may have sported this spring. Just a subtle change in the color of your trouser can easily take a summer coat into fall.
A luxury polo is a great staple for this fall. One that is constructed of a breathable fabric and a color, such as navy, olive or gray, is perfectly suited for fall. The Riviera polo by Sunspel is the ideal polo to take you from summer to fall. Crafted from a breathable cotton mesh fabric with a clean, contemporary aesthetic makes it the perfect fall staple.
Unless you’re planning on jumping from moccasins to winter boots, the transition here won’t have too much of an impact on your level of comfort. Wearing chukka boots or a great suede loafer gives a nod to the upcoming season without adding the extra sweat to your feet. You can also throw on a cool pair of Ace & Everett socks to your summer loafers adding a pop of color heading into fall.
Change Fabrics in Small Doses
Nothing screams fall louder than tweed and cashmere; however, heavy fabrics such as these are not practical for the start of fall in our neck of the woods. It is much easier to make the transition to these winter-weight materials in small doses and with pieces that won’t impact your body temperature. Things like your tie or pocket square are great ways to add a little seasonal inspiration to your favorite summer shirt or blazer.