When the change of seasons comes along here in Melbourne, we notice the days getting shorter and the mornings and nights getting crisper. The cold westerly winds start to push through, and we know that the best of the warm weather has all but left us.
We’re fortunate enough here in Melbourne to have a decent amount of sunshine during Autumn/Winter, so it’s not always coats and scarves. A good pair of denim jeans or chino pants plus a comfortable sweater or casual jacket and RayBan sunglasses will generally keep you warm and looking good. Wearing a suit most days for my day job gets me eager to relax a little on weekends and have some fun with some street style. That’s why I’ve put together five casual looks for men this autumn.
Look #1 – Casual Friday’s in the office
A nice pair of fitted pants, such as these on-trend salmon coloured pants worn with a white shirt, v-neck sweater and finished with a stylish blazer will cater for those casual Friday’s in the office. Smart, but casual as they say. For shoes, a good pair of desert boots or a chukka boots would work well, will also protect you from those rainy puddles and will stay on-theme without being too dressy.
Look #2 – Sunday’s catching up with friends
This is a simple look from my days in London many years ago: a nice thick sweater with a pair of fitted jeans and some stylish double monk boots. On the colder days you can add a trench coat, scarf, hat and gloves to keep you nice warm and still looking on-trend.
Look #3 – Street stylin’
Here I’ve selected some monochrome tones with the black and white contrast. A fresh striped t-shirt with a warm bomber jacket which acts as a good windbreak, some Frost coloured denim jeans and some über cool black high top shoes which will get you Springing into Fall here in Australia.
Look #4 – Coastal vibes
Here’s another street wear look utilising the bomber jacket and high tops with some blue denim biker jeans and a grey sweater. Note the rolled up cuff on the denim jean which allows the super cool high top shoes to be shown off nicely. A perfect look for when you’re cruising around the streets or relaxing down on the coast and need that extra layer of a jacket to protect you from the cool Autumn winds.
Look #5 – Saturday Strolls
Here I’m wearing a fitted zip-up sweater in one lot of images and a long sleeve t-shirt in the other, with a pair of fitted denim jeans and boots. This look is simple, stylish and relaxed casual perfect for a Saturday stroll through the city. Either of these looks can be layered up with a coat and scarf. You could also wear a shirt underneath to dress the look up a bit more.