Photo Courtesy of ShutterstockFall is here! Eh, almost. Itís close enough that Iíve started creating an online Pinterest board of gloves and scarves I want if it ever gets cold enough in Southern California to warrant the use of them. And while Iím building my winter wardrobe in cyberspace, my boyfriend is perfectly content with the poorly knit scarf I made him last Christmas (I tried) and coat. Singular. So to amp up his wardrobe and yours Iíve combed the internet and compiled a little list of accessories to give longevity and style to all your autumn pieces.
With colder months ahead your wardrobe will no doubt include more long-sleeve shirts. Cufflinks are a fun and easy way to add personality to your outfit, and it doesnít have to be all monogramed silver or diamond settings either. WŁrkin Stiffs has a seriously awesome selection of cufflinks that is perfect for the under 40 set. Skulls, monsters, robots and some mod plaid all make your cuffs funónot frumpy. The Technicolor skull is easily a favorite with a simple color palette and skullóvery rocker chic. Technicolor Skull Cufflinks are available online at WŁrkin Stiffs. Priced at $85
Yes, you guys already have ties, but itís time to ditch the bright multi-colors and funky patterns for something a little more universal. Finding a tie thatís a rich solid color will help you coordinate it with all your sweaters, cardigans and blazersófall is all about layering, so this tie has to match everything. The deep hues of Robert Talbott ties are perfect for the coming seasons. The royal purple on the Best of Class hand-sewn tie is a perfect color, and the texturing gives it character while keeping it simple. Best of Class tie is available online and in-store at Robert Talbott. Priced at $140.
Didnít I tell you fall was all about layering? Sweaters, blazers, scarves and gloves can all be combined to give you a multi-dimensional look that just oozes style. Scarves can add color, character and can change the look of an outfit the way jewelry does on womenóoh, and itíll also keep you warm. The Grisal Rosa Cashmere Scarf is the perfect everyday scarf, itís light enough for layering and warm enough to protect from chilly winds. Made by artisans in Japan using a vintage knitting machine, each piece is unique and perfectly soft. Grisal Rosa Cashmere Scarf is available online at Paula&Chlo. Priced at $325.
Depending where you live gloves may or may not be a necessity. You might wear them for style if youíre living in LA, but if youíre in Manhattan you'll probably want to stock up on a few pairs. Instead of going for basic black try a brown or grey, it will give a little color variance and life to your black winter coats. The Loro Piana baby cashmere lined leather gloves are perfect for cold weather style and keep your hands snug in the softest cashmere. Loro Piana baby cashmere lined leather gloves are available online at Mr. Porter. Priced at $675.
When it comes to hats, again it really depends on the weather. I wouldnít suggest a fedora in the snow, nor a balaclava in a mild chillóand baseball hats are always a no, no. Never. So find a hat that will coordinate well with your outfits and the weather. Albertus Swanepoelís Salmoe felted fedora is a beautiful color blend of charcoal and oatmeal with a cashmere grosgrain band and wide brim. Albertus Swanepoel Salmoe fedora is available online and in-stores at Barneys New York. Priced at $335.