Fashion changes. It changes fast. Every season, there is a new trend. It is hard to keep up with trends unless you have the means and the closet space to do so. But style is different. Style is all about you. Style is constant. It does not follow the trend. Style is forever. If women has a list of must have items, there are also must have items in a man’s wardrobe.
If you want to look stylish at all times, there are certain pieces that you must own to help you achieve that classic, timeless and stylish look. It is easy to build any outfit from these essential items.
1. Plain White T-shirt
If you will have only one t-shirt in your wardrobe, it has got to be the classic plain white t-shirt because It never goes out of style. It is timeless and so versatile that you can pair it with anything. In other words, it is so simple yet so stylish.
Denim jeans are a must have in a man’s wardrobe. However, not all jeans are created equal. You should choose the correct fit, cut and color to achieve that classic stylish look. They will only look good if they fit you perfectly. If you will only have one pair, get the slim in dark blue.
3. Dinner Jacket
A dinner jacket is known as man’s best friend. Also known as a tuxedo jacket, it is a type of jacket worn on formal occasions matched with tuxedo pants. Yet, you can also use them for smart casual events when paired with jeans or even shorts. The most important aspect to consider in buying a dinner jacket is that it should be tailored fit to your body. Get a black or a navy blue jacket.
4. White Button-Up Shirt
Every man should have a white button-up shirt. You can wear it in any dress code. Buy something that has good quality. That way you will not only look cool while you are out with friends, you can also exude confidence while in the boardroom.
5. Black Trousers
Any man should have black trousers in their wardrobe. They are classic and timeless. Black is the colour that is most dependable. It is an integral part for any business look. You can wear them on formal events. You can also wear them on your day-to-day activities.
6. Polo Shirt
If the button-up shirt is too formal and the t-shirt is too casual, then a polo shirt will do the the trick. Choose basic colours like blue, black or white to achieve that simple yet classic look.
7. White Sneakers
A pair of white sneakers is an essential item for your everyday casual look. They literally go well in almost anything. Opt for the minimalist look. Just make sure that they are always clean.
8. Black Oxfords
Oxfords are dress shoes with shoelaces. Although it is a must-have for formal wear, you can also wear them for business and smart casual wear.
A wristwatch is a necessary accessory for men. There are many kinds of watches available out there. Choose something that you can wear with any outfit. Look for something classy and timeless. Invest in a luxury watch if you can because it can also serve as an heirloom piece.
10. Black Dress Belt
Most of the time, your outfit will not feel complete without a belt. Choose a belt that you can wear on a formal event, a job interview or in your everyday casual wear. A black dress belt is the perfect finishing touch to complete your outfit. Buckles should be clean and simple. As for the colour, pair it with your wristwatch. For example, if your watch is silver, go with a silver buckle.
First Published in Pinoy Smart Living on 07.24.2019
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