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Men’s and Women’s Fashion Guide: What to Wear this Autumn Winter

Since launching in 1874, we’ve learned a lot about men’s and women’s autumn and winter clothes.

With colder weather fast approaching, we’ve put together this fashion guide to ensure your autumn and winter fashion choices are practical and stylish.

To make picking out your cool weather ensembles even easier, we’ve included some must-have pieces from our Autumn Winter fashion collection to explain how they can be worn to maximise style and warmth.

Without further ado, here’s our men’s and women’s fashion guide on what to wear this autumn and winter.

Autumn fashion: what to wear it and how to wear it

One of the main skills to master when it comes to autumn and winter fashion is layering. Layering lets you experiment with colours and textures and helps you make the most of your pieces by mixing and matching coats with midlayers and baselayers. There’s also a practical purpose to layering your clothes too – it helps keep you warm.

Here, we’ll be focussing on men’s overshirts, but cardigans make a great midlayer too – check out our How to Wear a Cardigan blog using the link below for styling advice and more.

Men’s autumn fashion – overshirts

For men looking to upgrade their autumn and winter clothing options, our Fleece Overshirt, is a warm, textured piece available in an easy-to-pair colourway. The overshirt can be worn over T-shirts and underneath textured pieces like our Melton Jacket for an effortlessly cosy and stylish autumn outfit.

Another understated overshirt that’s sure to become a favourite of your seasonal rotation is the Cotton Overshirt from our Exclusives range. Pair this versatile piece with jeans or chinos, a polo shirt and our water-resistant Hooded Pocket Jacket for a classic cold-weather outfit.

Women’s autumn fashion – cardigans

Undoubtedly one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your autumn and winter wardrobe is a cardigan. These midlayer marvels are even suitable for wearing as jackets in spring and summer.

Layer your cardigan under an anorak for a cosy outfit that’s perfect for casual days out.

Winter Fashion: What to Wear and How to Wear it

As the year draws to a close and the weather gets even colder, it’s important to start dressing for the elements. Winter fashion is all about big coats and comfort.

Men’s winter clothes – coats

Our collection of winter coats is made with versatility in mind. Our Winter Weight Micro Fleece Lined Parka has a timeless parka silhouette with fleece lining and a faux fur hood – a nod to the mods who made the parka famous. It’s both stylish and functional, making it the ideal coat for your winter fashion looks.

For a more premium feel, our high-quality Wadded Fabric Mix Coat is made with heavy wadding to ensure you’re ready for even the harshest winter weather. Paired with jeans or smart trousers, this men’s coat will instantly elevate your look.

Women’s winter clothes – coats

When it comes to women’s winter coats, the iconic puffer jacket stands head and shoulders above the rest. Comfortable, practical, and undeniably warm, the puffer has been worn by everyone from Bella Hadid and the Kardashians to Alan Partridge and even Theresa May.

Rejuvenated by the popularity of ‘gorpcore’ (hiking brands and technical clothing), the puffer is adored for its warm padding and understated design. The puffer is easy to wear too and can be worn with leggings or sweatpants for an athleisure-inspired look, or with jeans for an outfit that’s perfect for casual weekend wear.

Loungewear and dressing comfortably

Winter fashion isn’t all about braving the elements though, we know that sometimes it’s best to stay in and get cosy.

The reduced pressure to go out and make the most of the weather that we have in summer is the perfect opportunity to rest and recharge at home. And there’s no better way to do it than in your comfiest clothes.

Men’s winter clothes – loungewear

Every fashion-conscious man knows the importance of having a good selection of loungewear; whether it’s a trusted pair of slippers that you can’t live without or a hoodie that fits like nothing else.

We feel the same about loungewear and comfortable winter clothes too, that’s why essential pieces like our Slim Sweat Pants, Crew Neck Sweatshirt and Pullover Hoodie are made from 100% cotton – To ensure you’re as comfortable as you can be, regardless of how much (or how little) you’re doing.

On those days when you’re happy staying in bed and listening to the rain bounce off the window, our loungewear collection features must-have favourites, like dressing gowns and coordinated T-shirt and shorts sets.

Women’s winter clothes – loungewear

Ensuring you’re ready for the winter means you need to make sure your loungewear selection is on-point too. To help you get comfortable over the colder months, our Women’s collection features staple pieces with looser fits – perfect for those days when you don’t need to move from the sofa.

Our selection includes the Oversized Hoodie, Oversized Sweatshirt and Oversized T-shirt, so, no matter what your winter loungewear style is, you can be sure there’s a piece for you.

Keeping the cold out with winter accessories

Autumn and winter fashion doesn’t just stop at layering. To ensure you’re suitably prepared for the weather, you need to make sure you have the right accessories.

Hats, scarves and socks are all essential autumn and winter wear for men and women. Our beanie comes in an array of colours, so you’ll be sure to find the right tone to suit your outfit. Likewise, our signature minimalist scarf is a must-have accessory for keeping the cold from your neck and ears.

To keep your digits warm, look no further than our Racked Rib Gloves, made from 80% lambswool these premium gloves offer ultimate protection from the chilly winter air.

What’s next?

Now you know more about how to piece together your autumn and winter fashion looks, and the styles that will become staples in your seasonal wardrobe, explore our full range of men’s and women’s clothes using the links below.

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For more fashion advice, including style guides like How to Wear a Cardigan and Mod Style Clothing and How to Wear it, or a look at The History of The Harrington Jacket, discover our blog.

If you’re a fashion-conscious golfer, tap one of the links below to take a peek at our High Summer golfwear collection, our partnership with the world’s leading golf content creator, Rick Shiels, and more.



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