Fall is here! Eh, almost. It’s close enough that I’ve 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 I’m 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 I’ve 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 doesn’t have to be all monogramed silver or diamond settings either. Würkin 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 fun—not frumpy. The Technicolor skull is easily a favorite with a simple color palette and skull—very rocker chic. Technicolor Skull Cufflinks are available online at Würkin Stiffs. Priced at $85
Yes, you guys already have ties, but it’s time to ditch the bright multi-colors and funky patterns for something a little more universal. Finding a tie that’s a rich solid color will help you coordinate it with all your sweaters, cardigans and blazers—fall 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 is character while keeping it simple. Best of Class tie is available online and in-store at Robert Talbott. Priced at $140.
Didn’t 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 women—oh, and it’ll also keep you warm. The Grisal Rosa Cashmere Scarf is the perfect everyday scarf, it’s 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 you’re living in LA, but if you’re 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 wouldn’t suggest a fedora in the snow, nor a balaclava in a mild chill—and baseball hats are always a no, no. Never. So find a hat that will coordinate well with your outfits and the weather. Albertus Swanepoel’s 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.