What to Wear This Autumn Winter: Men’s 2021 Fashion Guide

We have been making high-quality menswear since 1874. Over the years, we have learned a lot about seasonal dressing and how to build a transitional wardrobe, taking you from spring to summer, and all the way through to autumn and winter fashion.  

To help you get prepared for the colder months, we have pulled together our favourite autumn and winter fashion staples. We’ll walk you through each of these must-have pieces, as well as how they can be worn to maximise warmth and style. 

Autumn Fashion: What to Wear and How to Wear it

The key to autumn fashion is mastering the art of layering. It keeps you warm, it makes each look versatile and allows for experimentation when it comes to both colours and textures. 

Lyle & Scott jackets – perfect for layering

Consider pairing our Cable Knit Jumper with our Fleece Lined Nylon Overhead or one of our Engineer’s Jackets when it comes to building an autumn fashion look. Our jackets are water-resistant and can be worn with jeans or chinos for classic cold-weather outfits.  

With a cosy fleece lining, the nylon pullover adds an extra layer of warmth, while the boxy fit and understated style of our Engineer’s Jacket means it can be paired with just about any outfit. 

Shirts and overshirts – the unsung heroes of autumn and winter fashion

As autumn arrives, T-shirt weather also starts to disappear, so it’s time to start thinking about long sleeves. Our button-down long sleeve shirts are perfect for layering during the colder months.  

Our selection of button-down Oxford shirts can be worn open with T-shirts underneath or under a piece of our iconic knitwear on smart occasions. As autumn fashion heroes darker, earthier tones, our olive and navy colourways will keep you looking sharp all season long. 

One of the most useful pieces to layer is the overshirt. As well as helping to keep you warm as a layering piece in the colder months, an overshirt can be worn like a jacket in the summer.  

Our Earth Print Overshirt, for example, offers a bold print and relaxed block cut suitable for both smart and casual outfits. However, if you’re going for a more relaxed look, our Dual Zip Overshirt is perfect for wearing to gigs or to watch the football. 

Winter Fashion: What to Wear and How to Wear it

As the year draws to a close and the weather gets even colder, you’re going to need to start dressing to brave the elements. Winter fashion is all about big coats and comfort. 

Our collection of winter coats is made with versatility in mind. Our Winter Weight Micro Fleece Lined Parka has a timeless parka silhouette with fleece lining and a faux fur hood – a nod to the mods who made the parka famous. It’s both stylish and functional, making it the ideal coat for your winter fashion looks. 

For a more premium feel, our high-quality Wadded Fabric Mix Coat is made with heavy wadding to ensure you’re ready for even the harshest winter weather. Paired with jeans or smart trousers, this men’s coat will instantly elevate your look. 

Loungewear and dressing comfortably

Winter fashion isn’t all about braving the elements though, we know that sometimes it’s best to stay in and get comfortable.  

On the days where you don’t fancy leaving the house, our Sports Essentials collection, includes joggers, hoodies and sweatshirts – exactly what you need to stay cosy and comfortable. Our loungewear collection is made up of winter fashion and loungewear staples – made from 100% cotton for optimal comfort. 

Our men’s hoodie is great for layering too and can be worn under a Harrington or bomber jacket for an effortlessly stylish yet comfortable casual outfit. 

Keeping the cold out with accessories

Autumn and winter fashion doesn’t stop at layering, big coats and loungewear. To ensure you’re suitably prepared for the weather, you need to make sure you have the right accessories 

Hats, scarves and socks are all essential autumn and winter wear. Our classic beanie comes in an array of colours, so you’ll be sure to find the right tone to suit your outfit. Likewise, our signature minimalist scarf is a must-have accessory that comes in eight different colours, making it easy to mix and match with your seasonal wardrobe.  

Our sports socks are made from a heavyweight material to keep your toes warm and can be paired with trainers, smart shoes or even with sliders, to complete your loungewear look.  

What’s next?

Now you know more about how to piece together your autumn and winter fashion looks, and the styles that will become staples in your seasonal wardrobe, explore our full range here.  

Show us your autumn and winter outfits by using #LyleandScott on Instagram.  

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