October outfits for men: As the tree leaves turn gold and the weather turns pleasant, we switch up our summer clothes for better October outfits. All those coats and cashmere, with scarves and beanies to accessorize, are what we wait for all year.
The weather is perfect, not too cold, not too hot. Everything is falling into pieces like the autumn leaves. All our favorite brands are cutting prices in clearance sales. There is a new collection which we can not wait to get into our closets. Octobers are almost magical. Whether you are a fashionably aware individual or not, dressing right is something we all need.
Because even if you do not care, others do. Everyone unconsciously makes an impression of you based on how you are dressed the first time they meet you, so it is good to at least pass as what we call ‘presentable’. You do not need to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on branded collectibles, but a decent pair of comfortable jeans would be a good purchase.
What to Wear This October For Guys
Tips and trends for October:
- A good coat, that goes with everything is a staple in October.
- Colors like maroon, brown, khaki and orange are dominant this season.
- Add scarves and knitted mufflers to make a simple outfit less boring
- Throwback outfits from the ’90s are a huge trend this October
- Wear accessories like wristwatches, sunglasses or fanny packs
↓ 21 – Brown is the Shade of the Season
Tree bark hues and coffee-colored clothes make their way into the store shelves as the season starts. Whether it is 2021 or 1980 brown has always been the supreme shade of autumn in men’s fashion. Camel-colored cashmere, hazel hoodies, beige boots, sepia shirts take over the fashion runways as the leaves begin to shed. Though, it does not mean you have to step out looking like a camel whenever you leave your house. Add colors to your outfit. The one color that goes best with brown is blue. A typical and simple look is to wear a blue shirt with some khaki pants, paired with a light-colored sweater. You can wear white tennis shoes if you are going for streetwear or brown Oxfords for a more formal look. Add some accessories like a wristwatch or a belt for a more handsome look.
↓ 20 – Head to Toe Tones
Single toned outfits are sweeping the runways and ramps on the fashion week. For example, a tracksuit with matching jacket and uppers would be a stylish option. wearing a single color from head to toe can be tricky, though. What colors you choose to dress in matters a lot. For instance, if you go out dressed in bright red from top to bottom, chances are you will be called a ‘fire truck’ rather than a fashionista. Or if you wear an orange ensemble then be prepared to be called a pumpkin, especially with all the Halloween decorations going on in October. Faded or neutral tones will work better in cases like these. Here are 18 Ways to Wear Leather Jackets.
↓ 19 – Vertical Stripes
Vertical stripes have been in fashion for quite some years now, but they are a huge part of Fall trends. Adidas sweatpants with 2 or 3 stripes on the legs are more of a statement piece now. They can be paired with oversized sweatshirts or hoodies to give a chic streetwear look. They are best worn with sneakers or running shoes, preferably white.
↓ 18 – Tie Waist Jackets
These are not your regular jackets. They come with a belt that goes around your waist. These are best for days when the air feels colder than usual and a sweater alone won’t do. These coats look good is a basic or neutral color. Pairing with the same hue as the coat keeps a balance in the outfit, so try to match the two articles. Same goes for the shoes. Tie waist jackets are good for a formal outdoor event, too where you need to keep your jacket on. They look smart and handsome, turning all eyes towards you.
↓ 17 – Camouflage Never Goes Out of Style
No matter what the season, camo will always be a good choice. Bringing out the stud in you, camo automatically attracts all eyes towards you (ironically) – but that is a good thing because everyone can pull of this simple look. From pants and shirts to accessories almost everything is made from camouflage print, though that does not mean I’m advising you to dress up as an agent of the force when you go out grocery shopping. Only wear one item in camo print at a time. If you are going with a camouflage printed shirt, then simple brown pants or blue jeans are the way to go. If you are wearing a camo printed pant, then it looks best with a plain white tee.
↓ 16 – Roll Necks are Rolling their Way into Your Closet
Roll necks are back and for good reasons. With the chilly breeze creeping up at your neck, you need to keep the neck hidden and covered. Cashmere and woolen sweaters with a high neck look warm and fashionable. It can be worn under your formal two-piece suit or paired with a scarf and leather jacket. There are thick and cozy sweaters for sensitive gents and the dark, fitted and ribbed designs for those strong yet intellectual types. Turtlenecks are a preppier alternative to some of the tougher trends of October. Have a look at these 23 Ideas How to Wear Turtleneck For Men.
↓ 15 – Graffiti Graphics
Wearing art on your sleeves (and chest, and trousers) is very 2021. You can now use your clothes to convey your ideas or beliefs if you are lucky enough to find the right clothes representing those ideas. There are many funny ones available in store for a chuckle everytime you go out. Graphic shirts are fun and smart for daily casual wear. But, make sure they are not inappropriate or controversial unless you are looking deliberately looking for drama. The graphic, depending on your personal style can either be all over your clothes or minimal as one line written across the shirt.
↓ 14 – Sleeveless Puffer Jackets
Puffy jackets are for extreme cold nights and extreme fashionistas. Puffer jackets work best with simple casual jeans and t-shirt underneath. The huge jacket is a huge statement piece itself you do not want to be overdressed by adding bling-y pants or over the top shirts. If you are someone who enjoys wearing oversized and baggy clothes then you need to buy a good quality puffer jacket that will match with almost everything in your closet.
↓ 13 – Take it Back to the Nineties
The nostalgia of the nineties still lingers. We miss the landlines, rollerblades and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on TV. Which is why we keep looking ways to re-live that golden era. Fashion brands and designers have filled the runways with the ’90s inspired outfits. Snapbacks, biker jackets, overalls with a strap down, baggy pants are all in fashion this October. The biggest ’90s inspired look is the ripped jeans (which we might have taken a little too far now, but it still has it’s roots set in the previous century). From Prada to Ralph Lauren all the brands have used the ’90s as an inspiration for their fall line. So, it’s time to hit the store for some baggy clothes and snapback caps and perhaps a copy of your favorite Nirvana album (if they still sell it today) and jam it out like a ’90s kid would in the ’90s.
↓ 12 – Checked over Checked
Everything chequered and cool? Check. Plaid patterns are making their way into the men’s fashion industry with rising demand for bold prints and contrasting colors. You can really go all the way matching everything in your outfit or if in doubt, then just wear a checkered T-shirt with a plaid flannel shirt with the buttons opened. The checked print looks great on coats, especially long raincoats that are perfect for the chilly weather. Burberry is known for its checks so you should browse their stores to see something that suits you.
↓ 11 – Layer up in Leather
With October and the cold comes the option to layer your clothes and with multiple layers, you get a chance to show off your good fashion sense even more. A leather jacket, giving that dangerous boy vibe is the look to try on this October to shake up your tedious everyday life. Leather jackets in biker style are the most popular ones (does not matter if you do not ride a bike). Something classic like black leather will go a long way and is definitely going to earn you some compliments every time you wear it. Keep the look under simple so that the jacket is the sole center of attention. You can give your other statement pieces a chance some other time. In mild weather, like in October, you do not need to cover up too much which is why one leather jacket will do the job without having to worry about the chilly weather.
↓ 10 – Shearlings
Nothing compares to the softness and comfort of a shearling coat, it almost feels like heaven (unless you are a vegetarian and are probably thinking of us as some sort of animal hating beasts, sorry for that). A little science lesson before we go on; Shearling coats and garments are made from pelts by tanning them with the wool of uniform depth still on them. The result is a soft, natural fleece material that is lightweight and extremely comfortable. Because of the high quality and uniqueness Shearlings are considered as a luxurious purchase, though totally worth it. Here’s the best collection of Mens Shearling Jacket Outfits.
↓ 9 – Formal Fall Fit
Dressing for business meetings, office parties, funerals and corporate events can be tricky because the weather demands covering up in layers but too cozy does not really say ‘formal’. Your puffer layers, biker jackets cannot be worn to a wedding even if you will take it off at the entrance. You need to invest in a good formal coat to wear.
You can start with a basic white t-shirt or undershirt as your base layer. Then, you can wear a dress shirt on top of that as a second base layer. Then, you can wear a sweater, cardigan or vest. Whatever you choose, it should fit snugly over your other layers and tie, but should not look like it’s cutting off your circulation. If you go for a sweater or cardigan, make sure it’s light-weight, rather than a bulky knit. In the end, you can wear a jacket, and a coat for when you go outside. These are the five layers for a formal outfit in October.
↓ 8 – Time to Tuck
Tuck your shirts in your jeans for that chic young boy look. You can even tuck your sweatshirt in just make sure it does not collect all in one place making a weird bulge in your pants. Tucking your dress shirt in a formal pair of trousers is a good office look, too. You can hang out on side later for that happy hour.
↓ 7 – Baseball Caps
These are perfect for those October days when the sun is shining directly in your eyes. Try not to buy the ones that make you look like you are trying too hard, just simple ones with a small, not too flashy logo will work.
↓ 6 – Sportswear = Casual Wear
Ever since Nike and Adidas became a statement piece to wear everyone is seen in tracksuits, even if they are only walking down to the grocery store. But, they look good so we can’t help it. Tracksuits are comfortable, fashionable and unquestionably sexy (oh, those grey sweatpants!). Almost everyone owns a pair of a baggy sweatpants that they wear all the time because it is that easy to. Don’t miss out these Mens Business Casual Outfits & 18 Tips on What to Wear for Business Casual.
↓ 5 – Big Brown Boots
You can make any boring outfit fun by one addition – huge boots. Brown boots are perfect for a night out activities in October. They can be worn with long coats and huge jackets. Long boots with buttoned down shirt is also a look to try.
↓ 4 – Beanies
Knitted beanies and woolen hats make their way back as October rolls in. Beanies are perfect for bad hair days and to have that cute boy look. A simple grey or black hoodie will match with almost all your outfits and might even become your favorite thing from your closet.
↓ 3 – Printed Sweaters
Sometimes it’s okay to let your inner child out. Experiment with fun prints and funny cartoon characters on your clothes for a change.
↓ 2 – Formal Meets Casual
You don’t have to be suited and booted all the time, let loose sometimes. But of course, there are some dress codes and rules to be followed. Try this look for daily office wear to look different and better dressed than all your colleagues.
↓ 1 – Slides
Your regular bathroom slippers now come with a little hint of fancy and a slightly heavier price tag. Slides are one the most major trends of the season. They are perfect for everyday wear. You can wear them with jeans, trousers, sweatpants, shorts or anything casual.
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