A Guide To Dressing For A Warm Autumn
With summer in its final stretch, dressing for a warmer autumn and the last of the summer sun is firmly on our style agenda. As a result, the search for transitional and trans-seasonal pieces has commenced. However, the shift from linen to layers is easier said than done. Here at GIULIO we’ve broken down seven of the new season trend staples to help you elevate your early autumn wardrobe.
1. STRONG SHIRTS
While a long-sleeved shirt will forever be the foundation to trans-seasonal dressing, more playful cuts are sitting higher on the agenda of street style icons as they are the seamless transition for immaculate day to night dressing. To make the most out of the allure of a strong shirt’s casual glamour, keep all other elements simple and understated and layer with an investment knit for a hidden edge.
As the t-shirt has earned a soft spot in your wardrobe season after season, we couldn’t not mention it. However, the fit and fabric is what will elevate your looks as we travel into autumn this season. Treat the T-shirt as the foundation and dress up accordingly. For menswear If you’re looking to branch out of neutrals, Moncler and Alexander McQueen are offering muted pops of colours to deliver a refined take on the trend of colour therapy that dominated the AW21 menswear and womenswear runways.
Balenciaga offer a more contemporary take for womenswear with relaxed-fit cuts that are infiltrating the world of streetstyle. The designs touch on ‘logomania’ with the intention to create streetwear that will be passed through the vintage scene in years to come as part of the brands sustainability pledge. The eco conscious commitment gives the products serious longevity in a style that has and will be revisited season after season. Pair the statement top with a relaxed fit denim for an understated look.
3. SOFT KNIT POLOS
Soft Knit Polos should become a second skin and will be the luxe alternative to elevate day-to-day menswear. Light weight and ultra-versatile, these Moncler polos will work best paired with a tailored trouser and a sneaker as we transition into a warm autumn, while this styling is an educated reference to the mod history behind the polo.
4. ALL IN ONE DRESSING
Max Mara’s take on the boiler suit feels decidedly practical and is an effortless solution to tricky trans-seasonal dressing as the all-in-one jumpsuit delivers maximum pay off with minimum effort as it creates a cool look that is universally flattering. Style up with box fresh sneakers or sandals from Christian Louboutin to subtly brighten the neutral hues and dress up this off-duty look.
5. THE 'SHACKET'
As the ‘Shacket’ gained a cult status on and off the AW21 runway, it is set to be the perfect layering piece as we move out of summer. Paired with tailored trousers and tonal hues, the shacket delivers a fresh take on dressed down suiting as it overtakes the corporate classic blazer. The natural versatility of the shacket carries an outfit from warmer days into cooler evenings seamlessly, making it the perfect addition to your wardrobe now.
6. CHUNKY SANDALS
While we’re not ready to say goodbye to summer yet, chunky sandals allow us to reminisce on the warmer weather as we head into the AW21 season. Style these summer staples with tailored trousers and oversized shirts to maintain a polished silhouette or pair with a sleek slip dress or oversized blazer to create an understated off duty look.
7. INVESTMENT TRENCH COAT
Suited to every season; an iconic trench coat is a lifetime long investment. The nature of a well sourced gabardine fabric makes these garments breathable and waterproof: perfect conditions for this autumn season. Neutral hues keep the trench timeless and versatile. Experiment with the fit and details that pair well with traditional features to elevate your look. Look to Burberry for a well executed traditional piece that will fit seamlessly into your autumn wardrobe. Moncler, instead, offer an updated approach to the trench coat with exaggerated accents that are crafted with exquisite attention to detail.