Fashion trends change. What can be a bold statement one day may go out of fashion the next. While trends may come and go, there are some pieces that are essentials every man should have in his wardrobe. Be it a pair of white sneakers or indigo-blue jeans, there are a few must-have items that will always make you look stylish no matter the season or even current fashion trends.
Let’s check out the 8 must-have wardrobe essentials for men. If you don’t already have these in your wardrobe, now’s the time to start shopping!
1) Dark Wash Jeans
A pair of dark wash jeans is one of the few pieces of men’s clothing that work well with just about any t-shirt or blazer, regardless of the colour. They also look great for just about any occasion, other than very formal ones. Simply grab your jeans and pair them with a white shirt and a nice blazer and you’re ready for anything!
However, when buying jeans, consider your body type and size – to work as an essential item, your jeans need to fit you like a glove. Too short, too long, or ill-fitting around the waist will not work. Once you find the perfect pair of dark wash jeans that fit well, why not buy two pairs?
2) A White Formal Shirt
An Oxford shirt is famous for its versatility. Every professional man has at least one white oxford shirt. Even if you don’t need to wear a shirt to work, it’s an essential piece to have in your wardrobe.
This is a go-to formal piece of clothing that you can pair with just about anything and be ready for any last-minute formal event. So when in doubt, wear a formal white shirt, with or without a blazer, and you will look great!
3) A Black Suit
Another piece of versatile clothing that looks good in all events is a black suit. Whether you are attending a funeral or a black-themed formal event at your office, this suit comes in handy when you’re unsure what to wear for a formal occasion. You can go head-to-toe black or pair a white shirt with a black suit for a crisp, clean look.
4) A Short-Sleeve Shirt
You should have at least two or three casual, short-sleeve shirts in your wardrobe for informal events. The next time you attend a friend’s birthday party or housewarming, you can’t go past a buttoned, short-sleeved t-shirt. These shirts always looks cool, whether buttoned up or open over a nice white t-shirt.
These party shirts come in neutral colours, or you can choose from bold bright or darker hues. With so many options, you’re sure to find something that suits your style and personality.
5) A Blazer
When the temperature drops and it’s a little chilly, a blazer will come to your rescue. It’s the perfect choice for just about any event, from a work meeting to a casual brunch. Not only can a good blazer be paired with just about any kind of clothing, but it will always look sophisticated and stylish. A well-fitting gray or blue blazer will be the most versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe.
6) Wide Leg Trousers
You left those tight-fitted jeans behind when you were a teenager, and it should stay that way. These days, much wider legs have become the fashion. What’s more, it looks like this trend won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Moving from the runway to the streets, wide-legged trousers have become a fashion staple. Every man needs at least one pair in his wardrobe – these work well with a sweatshirt, a simple t-shirt, or a crisp button-down shirt.
7) A Linen Suit
Linen is one of the most breathable fabrics there is, which makes it a men’s favorite for summer parties and formal events. Good linen suits come in a range of colours, ranging from dark khaki greens to low-key beige. A linen suit is highly versatile – you can pair them with loafers or more formal shoes. Equally, you can wear a button-down shirt underneath your linen suit, but a t-shirt also looks great.
8) Gray Joggers and Slippers
With more people working from home than ever before, joggers have become an essential piece of clothing for men. With meetings conducted via Zoom, who needs to wear an uncomfortable suit, at least on the bottom half? A pair of gray joggers is all you need to attend your meetings in comfort. The same goes for men’s slippers. They are light, comfortable, and will keep you cozy and comfortable at home.
You don’t need to be a fashion enthusiast to have a stunning wardrobe. A few essential pieces of clothing are all you need to keep you looking great, in any season and at any event. These pieces will come to your rescue when you don’t know what to wear – you can’t go wrong with classics like these!