Summer will soon be a distant memory, and chilly autumn mornings mean it’s time to pack away your shorts and flip flops and think about wrapping up. Autumn is a great season for men's fashion, as it allows you to layer clothing instead of wearing pieces which are too thick and heavy – you'll do enough of that later on!
If you want to refresh your wardrobe whilst staying on trend and on a budget, buy items you can mix and match together but enable you to be comfortable while the weather decides whether it wants to be cold or mild. Here we take you through 9 must-have autumn fashion trends for men, all items cost no more than £40!*
1. Black turn up beanie hat from Primark - £2.00
Start with the head - mornings and evenings can be cold, so be sure to get yourself a beanie hat from Primark. It’s a great day-to-day accessory and will keep you toasty even on frosty mornings.
2. Black Fedora hat - £8.00
This season’s must have headwear accessory for fashion conscious men is the fedora. This simple classic mens black fedora from Primark will look great at the weekend or on a night out. Wear it with an oversized T-shirt or sweatshirt, and our recommended satin bomber jacket (it's coming up!).
3. Red Check flannel shirt - £7.00
Think Scotland, tartan and checks. Opt for a shirt that is soft in texture. You can wear this red check flannel shirt from Primark under a bomber jacket buttoned up, or unbuttoned over a plain white t-shirt for a classic autumn look.
4. Satin bomber jacket £39.99
Satin jackets are big this season – think space age and shiny. This satin bomber jacket from H&M will look great worn casually unzipped with a plain t-shirt, or smarten the look with trousers for a night out. This is more of an investment piece, so you might want to note it down on your Christmas wish list.
5. Black Leather Derby lace-up - £30.00
Chunky shoes are big this autumn, in fact the chunkier the better. If you're feeling brave, go for bold colours in burnt orange and deep red. For an autumn and winter all-rounder, this thick soled, black leather Derby shoe from George at Asda with detailed stitching, is likely to last you until next autumn too.
6. Khaki badge bomber jacket - £17.00
Think kitsch, punk style, sewn on badges, loud prints, and rebellious statements. The statement bomber is a great way to express your personality. The more individual the better – you could even look in second hand stores and find items you can personalize yours with.
This statement bomber jacket from Primark is a great starting point for adding your own stamp. Wear it with your favourite old, faded, ripped jeans and a plain t-shirt to complete the look.
7. White crew neck T-shirt – £2.50
A plain white tee should be a staple of every man’s wardrobe. This white crew neck t-shirt from Primark can be worn on its own, with jeans or trousers. It will compliment a shirt, cardigan, coat or tailored jacket to achieve numerous looks. This autumn wear it with a bomber jacket or tartan shirt or the must have knitwear - the shawl cardigan.
8. Yarn shawl collar cardigan - £20.00
The shawl neck cardigan will keep you warm and looking smart too. It’s the knitwear item of this season. Choose one to suit your style, which may include longer lengths, bold colours, large button details or a matching knitted belt. This shawl collar cardigan from F&F at Tesco is a classic look, shape, and will suit most people.
9. Longline black T-shirt £4.00
The longline T-shirt and short-sleeved sweatshirt are simple must haves this season. They look great under the bombers we have selected, to create a very comfortable, but fashionable look for the autumn. This longline black t-shirt from Primark will look fantastic with the satin bomber, dark jeans and chunky shoes for any occasion.
So there you have it, a few simple items (that don't cost a lot) to revamp your wardrobe for autumn. Too much stuff in your wardrobe? Check out our guide to making a budget-friendly capsule wardrobe for men.
*Prices correct at time of writing – 05/09/2016