It’s that time again ladies! Will Wilson from Major Onions is here to drop some major bro knowledge on us, and give us fashion tips for fall. You’ve been hearing from our editors all month long about the newest and best in the style world, but it’s time to hear from the men out there. And Wilson has his own shopping list for girls this season, complete with dos and don’ts for outfits to wear this fall that even your man will love! Take it away…
Between the Instagram photos of fall leaves, the pumpkin carving parties, and the ‘OH MY GOD YAAAAS’ over Pumpkin Spice lattes, it’s pretty easy to fall victim to being basic this season. And while you will undoubtedly enjoy many of the simple pleasures of autumn, I’m here to give you the guy’s side of things on how to keep things fashionably interesting and turn some heads.
Yeah, those ones you wore in college. The unofficial school uniforms of every girl when the wind starts getting chilly was always Ugg boots, yoga pants, and a university sweatshirt. And while I’m certainly not going to question the importance of yoga pants, I will admit that the rest of the outfit is a little passé. Strutting around in Uggs anywhere but trips to Walgreens is putting you in league with guys who keep reliving their college glory days.
Now these are how you do boots. Whether they’re brown leather equestrian or a sassier black number, leather or suede boots go well with anything. They add a supreme air of confidence and look just as good in the countryside at an orchard as they do as part of your city style.
DON’T: HEADBANDS OR BEANIES
We just don’t understand them. Yes, it’s getting a little colder each day, but until it starts icing up outside, you shouldn’t need to thwart off frostbite. Wearing them in the fall just looks like you’re trying too hard, and are about a half step away from the sweaty hipsters who wear them in the summer. And don’t even get us started on berets! They make you look like a French schoolgirl that went shopping with Rosie O’Donnell circa 1995. Just, no.
These things are adorable. A little trendy, a little cozy, they add just enough to your outfit to match perfectly with fall. Better yet, they actually serve a purpose, which is something that can’t be said about a lot of fashion accessories you guys wear. Plus you can match them with your (our) favorite football team!
DON’T: FEMALE CARDIGANS
I’ll put it simply: These age you. I know many of you are crazy about the guy who can pull one of these off with a tie and look all sophisticated, but let’s leave that one on our side of the gender aisle. Mostly, we just get the vibe you run a used bookstore or are working towards a future as a high school librarian/cat lady. It takes a very savvy gal to pull this off, but the effort isn’t always worth the reward.
What better to go with your leather boots than a jacket to match? Its beauty is in its versatility; wear it to dinner, to the park, or out at night. Aside from it’s obvious potential to help keep you warm, it’s also excellent to layer. And from our perspective, gives you a little bit of an edge that we can’t help but find attractive.
Now I know what you’re thinking. This is all just one guy’s opinion. And you’re not wrong. So if you really love something, wear it, because despite everything I said, there’s nothing more attractive than a girl looks confident in what she’s wearing.