Here is some effortless Mens GQ Style : With the significant drop in temperatures in the upcoming weeks, I've prepped up for fall weather, here is a fool proof formula on how to layer like a PRO, Your closet will need dress shirts, cardigans, cashmere sweaters, a quilted vest, jeans, chinos and dress pants.
#1 Start with a button down dress shirt. I love the slim fit denim shirts from Ralph Lauren, make sure you order them from a European site like MR PORTER (US). Ralph Lauren does to carry Slim Fit tops in the United States, this you will only find in Europe.
#2 Wear a Cardigan : With a knit cardigan its like the dress down version of a three piece suit. I like to use Cashmere because its 8x warmer than wool and 30% lighter, a lower cost option is Merino wool. Instead of wearing a suit blazer this is a good way of keeping a fresh fall look while at the office. If you're out and about it gives you a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe. Filippa K , Scotch & Soda and Loro Piana are my go to brands for cardigans.
#3 Throw on a quilted vest or gillet. Make sure its weather resistant and very warm. If you're going to be outside for a while this will add that additional warmth you will need. I like to use a a neutral color like navy blue, its very versatile and casual. My favorite vest is from Loro Piana, waterproof, wind proof and its lined with castorino fur. The fur makes it extremely warm and it is perfect for the mountains or cold winter days in the city.
Northway Wind Storm System® & Castorino Fur / Loro Piana Quilted Storm System Gilet find at MR PORTER
#4 Jeans, Chinos or Slacks: For a casual look wear jeans or chinos with a slim fit cut, choose these items from Scandinavian brands such as Filippa K, Acne Studios or Nudie Jeans these are the ones that have the best slim fit. For more formal look wear dress pants.
#5 Accessories: You can add a tie for extra formality. Last, make sure all the colors you are using in your layering pieces are in neutral colors. Layering with bring colors with not have that sophisticated & effortless Scandi cool end-result were going for.