It’s hard to believe Autumn is nearly here, but when the sun goes down, the chill that sets in is undeniable. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered for the transition from the warmth of Summer to the cooler days of Fall. Below are a few pieces of advice on how you can expertly maneuver this period of unpredictable weather.
We’re probably not the first to tell you that one of the best things you can do in dealing with transitional weather is to layer up. But what exactly does “layer up” mean, and what kind of choices are available to you when doing so? You can rest assured that here at Paul Fredrick, we know how important it is that you be able to maintain your own personal style in the process; let’s take a look at a couple of your options.
Option #1: Sweaters
The first step in picking your sweater is to choose the knit weight you’re looking for – silk, cotton & cashmere, for example, is lightweight but warm, whereas pure cotton is not going to be quite as insulating. Any sweater, especially a sweater vest, is multipurpose in that in addition to providing heat, it has the ability to draw your look together. An easy pairing can be found within our collection of coordinating sport shirts and sweaters, which share a seasonal tone and therefore are complementary, not repeating. You may also certainly choose a neutral as your added piece if you’re trying to harmonize an outfit that you’re not completely sure goes together. A tan or black sweater will provide a break-up to the look and make it particularly pleasing to the eye.
Option #2: Separates
Speaking of drawing an outfit together, wool flannel separates are excellent for this purpose. They can add both substance, in the form of weather protection, as well as smart looks. Furthermore, the two pieces (or three, in the case of vested separates) with matching colors and/or patterns will make you look very put-together whilst not appearing too matchy-matchy. Wool flannel is a very warm and soft fabric so it’s perfect for transitional periods like Fall even into Winter. If you decide to wear the three-piece version you can simply remove the coat if you become too hot, and still look polished.
All in all, whether you’re wearing a more casual sweater in the materials of your choice or a dressy cold-weather fabrication in one, two, or three pieces, you’ll be ready for whatever the season brings!