When it comes to fashion, most men do not consider it as one of their top priorities. And yet there are certain garments that every man should own in his wardrobe. Having the basic necessities builds a solid foundation for a stylish wardrobe, which in turn helps in preparing for every kind of occasion. By investing in a few key pieces, you will have them there ready for when you need them and once you have them, you won’t have to keep re-buying! Here is a list of 6 style staples every man needs in his wardrobe.
Invest in both types - wide and thin, in either a neutral colour or in any shade or print that you like and will wear. Experiment with colours, patterns and materials, as they can provide easy contrast in combination with a shirt and jacket, as well as complement your outfit.
Traditional black shoes are a must for every man. A good pair will match most men's suits, but that doesn't mean they should only be kept for wearing with suits. One of the popular fashion trends in men's fashion is pairing black formal shoes with skinny jeans to create a more sophisticated look, especially if you plan to spend an evening out with friends. Try to avoid square heels and strive for sharp and thin styles. Footwear with a stylish buckle is always a good choice.
The bomber jacket is a favourite item of clothing for many men and is always the biggest streetwear trend you will see from any major catwalk event. No matter the style of these jackets - whether genuine leather, solid colour, athletic cut or wool – they are a practical essential for every man’s wardrobe.
Although dark bomber jackets have always been the standard, fashion brands are starting to change things. So while jackets in black, grey and navy blue will always be a popular choice in this category, brighter colours like red, green and aqua are also currently stealing the spotlight.
A white Oxford shirt is highly recommended because it matches everything and gives a "well-dressed" appearance, even without much effort on your part. But keep in mind that it’s worth investing in quality over quantity with shirts; you will certainly get your return on investment over time. Therefore, the material and quality must be durable, and cheap ones tend to tear and go out of shape easily. Try to stay clear of polyester shirts and instead strive for 100% cotton. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, consider picking up Oxford shirts in unique colours, such as purple, orange, red and maybe even pink!
This is obvious, but can easily be overlooked if you are not careful. One of the biggest mistakes in men's fashion is wearing trousers without a belt (especially if the shirt is tucked into it), even more so wearing a belt that does not match the colour of the shoes. A black belt is the most important accessory that every man should own because it is suitable for both formal and everyday events.
The choice of men’s watch models are endless and while doing the obvious (displaying the time), they can also be the key to completing your outfit. The main benefit of this accessory is its sophistication, as it is good for accentuating everything about your outfit as a whole, rather than the eye being drawn to the watch itself. Avoid gold watches if you can and instead choose silver or black styles, which are more understated and easier for anyone of any age to wear.