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Five Ways to Mix Up Your Outerwear This Autumn

Inspiration for your autumn wardrobe, direct from the Another Man archives

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Summer is drawing to a close, and while we’re sad to say goodbye to the sunshine and long evenings, we’re also looking forward to being able to wear jackets again. In anticipation of the cooler weather, we’ve collated some outerwear inspiration from the Another Man archives, coupled together with some simple styling tips.

Experiment with Embroidery

Embroidered jackets might sound a bit daunting, but they needn’t be. Embroidery adds detail to a look, and can transform an otherwise plain piece into something much more interesting. This silk bomber from Kim Jones’ tenure at Louis Vuitton may no longer be in production, but Gucci has some great options (and is largely responsible for the huge resurgence of embroidery we’re seeing at the moment). 

Double up Your Denim

Denim jackets are perfect for autumn because they’re not too warm and look great with jumpers when it eventually does get colder. Accessorise yours with studs, badges and patches or, if you’re feeling particularly brave, double it up with jeans of the same shade comme ça. If you don’t already own a denim jacket, head to Levi’s or a good vintage shop, such as the brilliant Somebody & Sons in West London.

Stud It Up

For a similar rock and roll vibe, take a leaf out of Sid Vicious’ book and opt for a studded jacket like this vintage suede number. Pair with a more feminine shirt to create an evening look, or a t-shirt and jumper for a casual feel.

Taste the Rainbow

It’s easy to play it safe and choose one in black, grey or navy – and they are definitely failsafe options – but why not be a little more daring this season? As this woolly Prada jacket proves, more colour can definitely be better.

Try a Trench

If you’re after a more subdued option, try a trench. A timeless British style, these coats are most commonly found in cotton, but remember they come in suede and leather too, like this one from Louis Vuitton modelled by The Horrors’ Faris Badwan. Burberry is of course the classic place to go for a trench, though Sandro do a more inexpensive alternative.