It is officially, unequivocally fall. But if I’m being honest, I’ve been living in the autumn mindset since mid-July.
Halloweentown has graced my TV screen more than once, and I’m ready to throw out every swimsuit I own if it means I can break out my light jacket rotation. Embarrassing or not, that is just a taste of how passionate I am about this season.
Plus, my favorite color is orange, so you know I am finding every excuse to wear those pumpkin tones right now. My cornucopia-colored wardrobe makes much more sense in fall. And did I mention the jackets?? I hope you’re as excited as I am for a bomber/shacket/sweater vest season.
Bottom line? If I can layer it, I am wearing it. And guys, it’s time you do the same.
Need some outfit inspo? Team SG’s got you. We rounded up a month’s worth of easy men’s fall outfits to wear right now.
Below, check out 30 men’s fall outfits to wear in 2021:
Day 1: Wear something yellow
Wear it well: Okay, so you may not be a star player for the Phoenix Suns, or date a member of the Kardashian/Jenner fam.
But you can add yellow to your wardrobe rotation like Devin Booker.
How to do it without feeling like you’re guest starring as the sun from Teletubbies? Pair your pop of yellow back to the neutrals in your closet, like D.Book does with the black and white up top.
Still feeling shy? Start small, like with yellow socks.
Day 2: Sport a plaid shirt with a suit
Wear it well: I wasn’t so sure about this look when I first saw it on the red carpet, but then I realized it’s just because he was standing next to his wife Blake Lively, who wore a long sequined gown (you can see a peek behind his elbow).
Sequins next to plaid do not make a whole lot of sense.
But this casually elegant suited-up look from Ryan Reynolds on its own? The SG Madness winner pulls it off.
He makes a suit feel anything but monotonous with unstructured fabrics, lightly contrasting patterns, and added texture.
Easy to copy even when you don’t have that Deadpool income coming in.
Day 3: Wear athleisure everywhere
Wear it well: If the quarantine taught us anything, it’s that athleisure ‘fits are not going anywhere.
You may not have the four legged accessories like Anthony Ramos, but the rest? You can definitely handle on your own.
A pair of joggers, sneakers, and t-shirt combo is probably in your closet already and it will never not be on trend.
But seriously…bonus points for those puppies.
Day 4: Try a turtleneck
Wear it well: NO, this does not look like a remix on The Rock back in the 80s with his gold chain and a black turtleneck.
There’s not even a fanny pack!
So go ahead, wear the turtleneck like Carmelo Anthony. When it comes to men’s fall outfits, a turtleneck is seriously ground zero for serious style. Wear it with dress pants like the NBA star (maybe skip the bucket hat), or dress one down with jeans and sneakers.
Day 5: Hit the streets in Chuck Taylors
Wear it well: Football season may be back, but classic sneakers, like Sterling Shepard’s iconic Chuck Taylors, never left. That Converse and denim combo is timeless.
I loved it on Danny Zuko in Grease and I love them on Shepard now.
Day 6: Sport a brown suit
Wear it well: Dare I say brown is the new black?
Sure, neutral-hued suits like grey, navy, and black may dominate the suit world, but you’re ready for an advanced degree of difficulty!
Can you imagine the attention you will get if you roll up to your next date in a brown suit like Niall Horan did when guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live?
He looks so dashing! If you’ve got a fall wedding to go to and want to buy yourself something new to wear, a cool brown suit could be the move.
Day 7: Wear shorts as long into fall as possible
Wear it well: Yes, fall is technically here, but that does not mean that shorts season has to end.
Which is a good thing, because we’re not here to tell LeBron James what to do.
It’s okay to wear your shorts through the fall season. Even on the chillier days, simply opt for a long sleeve or hoodie.
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Day 8: Tuck in your t-shirt
Wear it well: The Jo Bros are back (deal with it) and they have surprisingly good style now!
Take a cue from Joe, above (aka, the middle one), and try tucking a vintage-looking graphic tee into your bottoms.
You don’t need to go for the full tuck, or wear such high-waisted pants. Just tucking in the front (aka, the Tan France “French Tuck”) will give a whole different look to a casual outfit.
Day 9: Knit polos are your pal
Wear it well: If you haven’t already heard, Simu Liu is making his mark both in the Marvel universe and in men’s fashion this year.
For evidence on the latter, take this polo and trouser outfit. You can totally pull this look off! Opt for a knit polo to elevate the whole vibe, especially in the fall.
Day 10: Add a vest
Wear it well: A t-shirt and chinos? Basic. Adding a vest? Things just got interesting.
This is Alessandro Borghi, and while I personally have no idea who he is, I do know he showed up to the Venice Film Festival in this effortlessly cool look, and now I’m sharing it with you.
I know, this casually cool men’s fall outfit might feel unachievable for non-movie stars, but it truly cannot get much easier than adding one light-weight extra layer to an everyday outfit to make you look like the leading man in your daily life.
Day 11: Add a pop of color with your shoes
Wear it well: Sure, the white, silk, embroidered suit may not be your go to look on the daily…but is NBA star PJ Tucker making you considered a bright-colored shoe with an otherwise neutral outfit? Yeah, me too.
Whether it’s business casual or weekend athleisure, add some spice to a fall outfit by making your footwear the style standout.
Day 12: Add an accessory…or two
Wear it well: I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, the Jo Bros have style now!
…Okay, maybe not Kevin. Sorry Kevin.
While touring the country with your brothers may not be on your fall to-do list, layering in an accessory, like a chain necklace or two, is a cool way to upgrade any autumn outfit.
Day 13: Layer on a cardigan
With the weather bound to take a chilly turn soon, take a cue from Fallon’s fashion.
Funky sneakers optional, but encouraged.
Day 14: Go for a relaxed fit for your jeans
Wear it well: We can always count on Harry Styles to rock the latest trend with almost obnoxious ease.
The past few years skinny silhouettes ruled, but this fall is your time to get the circulation back in your legs.
Wear slightly baggy denim in place of your skinny jeans, your legs and your fashion sense will thank you.
Day 15: Embrace your inner teen in Doc Martens
Wear it well: You don’t have to be a rebellious teen to pull off Doc Martens anymore.
The clompy boots are a big trend for both men and women this fall, so turn up Olivia Rodrigo on your Airpods and get ready to do some serious adolescent brooding.
Day 16: Add an overshirt to your outerwear repertoire
Wear it well: The overshirt is on its way to taking the top spot in men’s fall outerwear options.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to add one to your closet and wear it over everything.
Day 17: Wear a denim jacket
Wear it well: Dare I say the easiest light outerwear to style, the humble denim jacket looks good over everything in your closet. Yes, really.
Wear yours with chinos and a t-shirt, or go full Canadian tuxedo if you’re into that.
Day 18: Tie-dye is not dead
Wear it well: This is how to wear tie-dye in 2021.
Try elevating your summer of love-inspired styles like Hova himself, with tailored pants for a surprisingly sophisticated look.
Day 19: Try a timeless pocket tee
Wear it well: A pocket t-shirt with chinos and Air Force Ones may just be the easiest look to copy, and look really freaking handsome in, this fall.
Day 20: Dress up your sweats
Wear it well: The quarantine has us all optimizing for comfort. Seth Rogan included.
This drawstring pant and blazer combination proves you may not need to give up your sweats when re-entering the real world.
Day 21: Skip the tie
Wear it well: Blazers really can elevate anything, even a paint splattered hoodie.
When you’re looking for men’s fall outfits that look dressed up without feeling stuffy, this is a great option.
Replace your button-down and tie with a fitted sweatshirt. You’ll still look professional, just not like everyone else.
Day 22: Throw on a band tee
Wear it well: From faux-vintage Britney and Aaliyah tees you can buy at Urban Outfitters to the real thing you find thrifting, you should have a band tee (or two!) in your closet this fall.
Day 23: Match your sweats
Wear it well: Jalen Green is known for his game day ‘fits, but let’s hear it for the travel day style, too! This matching sweat set? Very cool.
One way to look like you didn’t just “throw on” sweats?
Make them match.
Extra points if you sport some bright colors. If you’re still working from home, then your idea of men’s fall outfits could very well look like this awhile longer.
Day 24: Hang onto summer in short sleeves
Wear it well: Just because summer is “over” doesn’t mean the weather is going to cooperate with that idea. So on those warmer fall days break out your short sleeve shirts. It’s not worth breaking a sweat to abide by the fall fashion “norms.”
You’ll look and feel cool, promise.
Day 25: Sport blue head-to-toe
Wear it well: The US Open brings many celebrities dressed to the nines as spectators. You can see the excitement in the Brad’s pictured above.
Good thing blue is everyone’s color.
And okay, sure, Pitt and Cooper were wearing these looks at the end of summer, but you can absolutely use them as men’s fall outfits inspiration.
Day 26: Wear black and brown together
Wear it well: Somewhere down the line wearing black and brown together was deemed a fashion no-no.
I am here to say DO IT! I know the colors are in your closet, and I say wear them together.
Day 27: Switch up your accessories
Wear it well: It’s time to rethink your formalwear accessories.
Channel your inner John Wayne like ESPN’s Pablo Torre, and try swapping your standard neckwear for a bolo tie instead.
Day 28: Mix prints and patterns
Wear it well: Baseball player Marcus Stroman is not afraid to stand out in a crowd.
And while you may not throw 93 MPH, you can too. Try pairing a patterned top with pinstripe pants. And yes, you can wear it all with sneakers if you want.
Start slow by keeping the color scheme simple, like Stroman’s black and white above.
Day 29: Dress in fall colors
Wear it well: When we say “men’s fall outfits,” this is pretty much exactly what we’re talking about.
Besides, it would not be fall if I didn’t tell you to wear fall colors this season.
Think: Thanksgiving cornucopia when you are choosing the colors you should be adding to your fall wardrobe. If it’s not on your Thanksgiving table spread, save the color for next season.
Day 30: Go with a high waist
Wear it well: Okay, okay, we’ve been ragging on Kevin Jonas, but truly, all three JoBros have been looking good lately.
He’s certainly doing something with those high waisted pants. The flattering waistline has made its way to mens fashion, so jump on it and embrace it.