For one brief moment in the fall, the end of daylight savings time means an extra hour of sleep. Then for five long months afterward, it means that it gets dark right around the time you finish eating lunch.
Unless you’re willing to switch to Taco Standard Time all that extra darkness can make it challenging to find clothes that stand out, from both a form and function standpoint. Thankfully there are a lot of brands making excellent reflective clothing these days. This isn’t like the stuff you see on a construction site. They’re well-designed, statement pieces that you want to wear because they look great first and because they could prevent you from getting hit by a bus second.
Here is the best reflective clothing out right now.
Naked & Famous Weird Guy Jeans
The denim on these gray jeans is sourced from Japan and coated in reflective material. The slim jeans stretch so you can move around in them without having to penguin waddle.
Pony Topstar Hi-Top
The classic Pony hi-top sneaker gets a bold update with an upper that is completely reflective. The tonal colorways are understated during the day, but really pop at night.
ICNY Diamond Sweatshirt
Made of heavyweight French terry, this sweatshirt will serve you well in the colder months. It’s all-over reflectivity makes it ideal for running or cycling after the sun goes down.
Nike Shield Flash Max Jacket
Sure, the polka dots on this jacket provide reflectivity, but they also look awesome. The fabric blocks wind and rain so you wear it in any conditions.
Supreme Tech Tape Camp Cap
Sometimes just a hit of reflectivity is all that you need, as Supreme’s iconic 5-panel cap with water-resistant cotton shows.
ICNY Half Calf Performance Sock
Not too short, not too high, these socks feature underfoot venting to help your feet breathe and the dotted pattern would look sharp even if it didn’t serve a function.
Nike SB Woodgrain Reflective T-Shirt
With fewer hassles from security guards and pedestrians, the night time has been the right time for skaters for a long time. The reflective woodgrain pattern (designed to mimic a skate deck) on this shirt helps skaters stand out on their nocturnal adventures.