Some of this season’s big-hitters wide-legged trousers, roll necks and military green, for example, we’d recommend investing in. Others, it’s worth sitting out.
Trouble is, bright orange is almost unwearable. Unless you’re blessed with a Mediterranean complexion and possess a wardrobe stacked with anchoring neutral shades, it’s a hue that plays as unhappily with your skin tone as the rest of your outfit. Instead, steer subtle. Shades of rust and burnt orange still look fashion-forward and evoke plenty of autumnal warmth, but are much easier to wear. The future’s not bright.
First, your outerwear got leveled up. Then your trousers. Now designers have even inflated what wraps around your neck, taking the scarf from chill-fighter to quick-deploy picnic blanket. It’s warm, we’re sure. But it also makes you look like you’re playing dress-up Men’s Winter Leather Bomber Jacket in your wardrobe.
LOUD CHECKED TAILORING
Not that you need to eschew checks entirely. Deploy them subtly – think a tonal grey Prince of Wales check over hornet yellow, or a chalk stripe windowpane check on navy, rather than lime green – and you tweak your officewear into something less fusty. Rave-inspired color clashing might be back, but it’s still best left for weekends.
DROP CROTCH JEANS/TROUSERS
If you’re lucky enough to boast the body and bank balance to wear head-to-toe, then we bow to your gratuitous trouser fabric. If you’re just rocking dropped-crotch trousers and not the full street ninja aesthetic, then we question why you think the adult nappy is a strong look.
The oft-overlooked tapered cut offers much of the dropped crotch’s benefits, without intimating that you’ve soiled yourself. It’s refreshingly roomy for blokes with big thighs, but who still wants the streamlined silhouette that skinny- and slim-fits offer.