Even if you’re not hitting the books in an evening MBA program, you can still take the opportunity to do your own “back to school” shopping for fall. The change in seasons is the perfect time to reevaluate your wardrobe and decide what should stay and what should go.
Dedicate one hour in the coming weeks to purge your wardrobe. What haven’t you worn in six months? Which items are too big or too small? Divide your questionable items into piles to either donate or trash, depending on their condition.
Once you have made room in your closet, plan to invest in a few new items, including quality menswear from Dardis Apparel. As a transitional season, fall does not require you to completely switch out your wardrobe. You can purchase a small number of staple pieces or finishing items that will keep your professional and casual wardrobe up-to-date before the snow flies.
Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas from GQ’s fall 2013 fashion preview:
- A camel topcoat
Dardis says: Outerwear is a practical and fashionable investment. Even the most classic pieces can be personalized depending on the color and length, as well as the buttons and zippers.
- Loud plaid prints
Dardis says: Plaid has flourished in both professional and casual wardrobes, so build off of that foundation this season with an even bolder print. Think oranges and deep purples in prominent prints.
- A motorcycle jacket
Dardis says: For cool fall nights, add a trendy motorcycle jacket to your closet. Perfect for the transition from the office to a dinner date, motorcycle jackets prove that a little edge can still be classy.
- A tweed suit
Dardis says: We know more than anyone the importance of a quality suit, but this fall, experiment with new textures like tweed to complement your black, gray or brown staples.
Dardis says: To easily update your wardrobe for this new season, trade your polos or dress shirts for a turtleneck or sweater in neutral colors to pair with a suit jacket or just slacks.
- Tailored trousers
Dardis says: Fit will always be a top style priority, so connect with a tailor or seamstress to customize your dress pants for you. For an updated look, opt for a slim leg.
Our skilled sales professionals are available to listen to your needs and recommend items from the Dardis collection for your fall wardrobe.
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