As far as styling goes, you can play around with colours, patterns and experiment with layers or prints, but there exist a few essentials that are wardrobe basics and items that every man should possess.
These are items that are versatile and can be paired with a variety of separates. Owning these will ensure you don’t agonize in front of the mirror and every outfit can change considerably by simply changing the way you style it.
A good understanding of wardrobe basics, latest fashion trends and ways to use them when required is key in styling yourself well. We made a list of the top ten basics that every awesome man should make sure he has in his wardrobe! These are pieces that will never go out of style!
• The oxford cloth button down
A classic oxford shirt is an absolute essential and a crisp white shirt can come in handy at all times. From formal black tie events to casual occasions, this is a versatile piece that can be easily paired with a blue denim or even a three piece suit.
• A tuxedo
Every guy needs a tux in his wardrobe. Most men will argue about how less a tuxedo comes to one’s use and will prefer opting for a navy suit. But a tuxedo ensures that you make a statement at the event and is fancier than any suit!
• A classic timepiece
A watch is a classic time piece that is more of a wardrobe necessity than an accessory and adds tremendous appeal to your look. A watch adds the necessary drama to a look and takes it to another level.
• A pair of chinos
Though most men will vouch for a basic pair of denims, a pair of chinos is worth investing in and since they’re made of cotton, they’re more versatile than most pants. They can be worn both in a professional and a casual set up and come in flat fronted or plated.
• A sweater
A woolen sweater with a V-neck is a crucial piece that can be used as a layer over shirts or paired with jackets or simply just worn by itself. If you don’t mind splurging a little, try a cashmere sweater. A darker shade like a navy or grey is great to keep the look formal but you can always experiment with different colours like burgundy for a more contemporary look.