Fall TrendsDon’t Sleep on This Unexpected Fall Color Combination
You can do better than pumpkin spice.
Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're helping you step into fall's most unexpected color combination.
Pumpkin-spice latte season is right around the corner. And with it you'll see (or have already started to see) a shift in the colors men are wearing to work, at home, and out on weekends. Traditionally fall colors mimic the season—dark greens, reds, browns, and pumpkin orange. But when you still feel stuck in between summer and early fall piling on foliage inspired colors can look forced. Our advice, choose transitional colors like the pale yellow and cinnamon brown worn by GQ favorite Leon Bridges above. The yellow is a throwback to summer and the tailored light wool trousers are serious back-to-work style move. Grab a shirt that's got a slight vintage feel with a spread collar, bit of sheen, or double breast-pockets. Next, find a pair of smart-looking, coffee-color trousers. Bonus points if they’re a bit wider than normal at the hem to keep the throwback vibes going strong. The power of this look is in its simplicity—it's basically two pieces. But since that might seem dull, we recommend punctuating those two things with black patent leather shoes and a belt. The shine and the dark color will make this outfit come off as more formal. Last but not least, make sure your socks are also black.
Shirt: James Perse, $175, available at mrporter.com
Pants: Boglioli, $287, available at farfetch.com
Shoes: Doc Marten, $109, available at endclothing.com
Belt: A.P.C., $165, available at usonline.apc.fr