Building your wardrobe as a stylish man won’t be a difficult task as long as you start with the most basic, essential items. Even if your daily life only requires you to wear a t-shirt and jeans and your workplace does not have any strict dress code rules, there is no excuse to not be prepared. So take a look at your closet, check if you have the following items and if not, better start to do a little shopping:
1. WHITE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT
You never know when you will have to go to an interview, a fancy dinner, a family gathering, etc. that will require you to look a little bit more formal. You can never go wrong with a white button-down shirt that fits you properly. Depending on the trousers, jacket and shoes you choose to pair it with, you can wear it to a large variety of events and gatherings.
2. BLACK LEATHER JACKET
A quality, well-fitted leather jacket will make any man instantly look more stylish and cooler. You can wear it with t-shirts, flannels, button-up shirts, jumpers and hoodies – it’s hard to name a more versatile type of jacket. Depending on your personal preferences, you can opt for a basic jacket or one that has more details such as studs or graphics on the back.
3. CREWNECK JUMPER
This type of jumper can be worn in any season, any it comes in a wide variety of colors, from grey and navy blue to burgundy (though most fashion icons would recommend choosing a grey one). For colder seasons you can wear it with the previously mentioned white shirt underneath, for a classic, put together look. This type of jumper is breathable and comfortable, perfect for both office outfits and going out.
4. A FLANNEL SHIRT
This is an item that has become quite a favorite in the latest years, and for good reason: it’s easy to style and it doesn’t require much effort to pull off. The multi-tonal plaid allow for creativity without being too flashy and risky to wear. Wear it buttoned up or unbuttoned with a plain shirt underneath, or tied around for a more streetstyle inspired look.
5. A NAVY SUIT
No matter your preferred style, every man should own one well-fitted navy suit.
6. A WATCH
Watches are quite like a magical accessory when a man wears them – they have the ability to completely update and outfit and make it look 5 times better. The timeless, mesh strap watch can fit both your everyday and more formal outfits, so it might be a good idea to invest in one. However, if you prefer sporty or streetwear more, the better fit for you might be a digital watch.