What You Need to Be Wearing in November

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November is right around the time that layering becomes more of a necessity, and it is also the perfect time to show off your outerwear, pullovers and roll-necks, and of course, boot choices. Make sure to stock up on these November necessities before it’s time to hibernate for the winter.

1. Topcoat

It’s finally time. With endless color options, patterns, and sizes, there is a stylish coat for every man. Remember, if there is one thing you should spend your money on, it should be a topcoat. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans or even your favorite go-to suit. When it comes to what to wear your topcoat with, its versatility gives way to endless pairings. For increased versatility, opt for a neutral black, grey, camel, or navy blue.

2. Plaid flannel (with jeans)

Consider this your go-to off-duty uniform. Flannel will always keep you warm, and it just so happens to be in this season. Embrace this look by wearing an undershirt and keeping a few buttons open to add a little extra cool.

3. Varsity jacket

ralph lauren varsity jacket

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Embrace the athleisure trend by swapping out your motorcycle jacket, bomber, or even your blazer for a varsity jacket. Pair this look with a white dress shirt, V-neck grey sweater, and a pair of black slacks. This is an instant fall update, and when it really gets cold, you can simply throw your topcoat over.

4. Rusty brown suit

To add texture and sophistication to your wardrobe (not to mention a seasonally appropriate color), buy a rusty brown suit. To update it, simply opt for a fitted alternative.

5. Beanie

This is one of the most important November essentials. Not only does it keep you and your head warm, but if you opt for a colored beanie, it can instantly make your outfit look more interesting.

6. Cargo pants

Cargo pants are back (in a slim-fitted version that is), and they’re easy to swap your jeans out for. Just remember, the pockets are for fashion, not function. Don’t forget to rock cargo pants in this season’s hottest color.

7. Chunky knit cardigan (to wear with anything)

Club Monaco shawl collar cardigan

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Instead of a pullover or a zip-up hoodie, opt for a chunky knit cardigan that is not only effortlessly stylish but will keep you warm and cozy inside.

8. Sporty parka (with a business suit underneath)

TheFashionTag named this one of the four hottest menswear coats for this season. The sporty-looking top layer adds both warmth and interest to your outfit and can be made to match anything. Pair this warm coat with a business suit to draw interest to your outfit.

9. Chelsea boots

Chelsea boots are a very special investment piece because they can be worn with almost everything. These are definitely a fall classic and are coming back in a big way, says accessory buyer John Wong to Business Insider. “Its clean upper and pull-on design is a great alternative to lace-up boots and chukkas that have dominated previous seasons,” says Wong. Try a tan-colored Chelsea boot to pair with a more casual look, or for a more polished appearance, opt for black leather Chelsea boots.

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