Men’s Guide to Effortless Transitional Style

As the autumn breeze gives way to the winter frost, it’s time to give your wardrobe a refreshing update with winter-ready attire. Mastering the art of transitional style might seem like a challenge, but we’re here to guide you through this style shift. 

From essential layering techniques to effective styling tips, we’ve got you covered with practical styling tips and outfit ideas to reinvent your wardrobe.

Embracing Layering Techniques

Layering will become your greatest ally during this seasonal transition period. Due to the unpredictable, ever-changing UK weather, you will never be 100% certain that your outfit will be suited for it. 

Layering will mean that you will always be one step ahead, whether that means keeping all your layers on to stay warm in the cold weather, or stripping down to one to keep yourself cool when you are inside. In the course of this article, we’ll be presenting you with ideal combinations for layering as you transition to a cold season wardrobe.


Introducing textures and fabrics

Balancing a blend of warm and cool textures and fabrics is essential for the changing seasons. Incorporating versatile materials into your wardrobe that can be worn alone or layered with other items, ensures that you are comfortable no matter the weather.


Linen is renowned for its exceptional breathability, making it an ideal companion for layering. This staple transitional piece is perfect for when you need to elevate your look with a button down, but also want to be able to layer other items of clothing on top. Layering with linen allows you to have multiple layers and avoid excess bulk, giving you extra warmth whilst staying comfortable.

Style tip: Start by layering your shirt under a knitted jumper, followed then by a gilet on top for those colder months. Alternatively, you could choose from a range of our blazers to create a refined ensemble


Understandably, when thinking about knitwear, the term ‘lightweight’ may not come to mind, but it can be lightweight. Thin gauge knitwear crafted from breathable material like cotton are the go-to choice for your transitional wardrobe. These jumpers add a level of sophistication whilst allowing another layer to comfortably sit over the top.

Style tip: Try using the Fynch-Hatton casual fit crewneck to build your outfit around. Made with 100% cotton, this is the ideal knit jumper to add to your wardrobe.

As we go further into the cold seasons, the temperature ushers in the desire for warmer layers. This is where we can bring in even more types of knitwear to your wardrobe. Heavier gauge knits and textured designs offer insulation against the chill, making them an effortless essential. 

Style tip: Layer a wool knit jumper, such as a Les Deux Rollneck, over a previously mentioned linen shirt. 

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Navigating colours for Cold Season

The palette you choose is an essential tool in crafting your transitional wardrobe. The shift in seasons calls for a nuanced approach to colour.

Here, we’ll guide you through the effectiveness of colour selection and offer some style tips on perfect colour pairings.

Colours for summer and autumn

Neutrals act as the bridge between seasons, providing a versatile backdrop for your evolving wardrobe. Embrace shades like beige, camel, and taupe.

Style tip: Pair a camel-coloured lightweight sweater with white chinos for a timeless and adaptable look.


While subdued tones are more prevalent during autumn, don’t shy away from injecting vibrant pops of colour into your cold season wardrobe. 

Style tip: A pink knit jumper paired with navy trousers offers a playful yet balanced contrast, whilst keeping you warm.

earthy tones for an autumnal aesthetic 

As leaves change colour, so should your wardrobe. Incorporate earthy hues like earthy brown, rust red, deep olive and mustard yellow to echo the changing scenery. 

Style tip: Try styling the rust-coloured Glenbrae Merino V-neck with the deep brown suede gilet from Bugatti, and dark jeans to capture the essence of the season.


Jewel tones and pastels need not be confined to specific seasons. Combining the richness of jewel tones with the lightness of pastels may seem unconventional, but this harmonious juxtaposition is what captures the essence of this seasonal shift. 

Style tip: Combine the richness of a deep emerald green sweater with the freshness of pastel pink chinos. This harmonious blend captures the duality of the transitional period.


Monochromatic looks are a timeless choice that work well during the transition. They create a sophisticated and cohesive ensemble.

Style tip: Try a navy blazer from the many brands we carry over a navy T-shirt, paired with dark jeans or trousers. 

Experiment with different colour pairings that resonate with your personal style, and allow the evolving landscape to inspire your choices. 

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Accessorising for the change in weather

Accessories are the perfect addition to your transitional outfits. Experiment with various hat styles tailored to specific weather conditions. 

Baseball caps can be a fun, casual way to spice up a simple outfit. You may not think of baseball caps when thinking about the colder seasons, but they can still provide a layer of warmth without compromising your personal style.

Flat caps and Baker boy caps also provide an added layer of interest to a basic outfit, as well as elevating your look. These hats are perfect for those chillier days that require a touch of warmth. 

Heading into the colder months, give a woollen beanie a go. Practical for the weather and stylish, a beanie is another example of an effortless accessory to pair with many outfit variations.

Footwear transition

Versatility is a very good way of creating a transitional wardrobe as we know, so what shoes are going to be perfect all year round? Trainers are the ideal shoes for pretty much every season. They provide exceptional comfort whilst also having the ability to elevate both casual and smart-casual outfits. Trainers work perfectly with so many options of bottoms, including jeans, chinos, shorts and even tailored trousers. 

However, as we go into the cooler autumn months, a must-have in your shoe collection is an ankle boot. Stylish, comfortable and practical, this boot will not only go with so many outfits, but will also provide the perfect layer of warmth in those chiller months.


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