The Items You Must Have In Your Closet
Men’s fashions varies depending on your personality and style, but there are certain items that every man should have in his wardrobe. These could be in addition to your normal attire or they could help make up the core of your wardrobe, but having these items will make it easier for you to look good and be well dressed no matter what the occasion. Here are some must have staples to include in your wardrobe.
Start with the Basics:
The first thing you want to add to your wardrobe is to have some solid white t-shirts. A crisp, clean white t-shirt can be a great place for you to start your wardrobe. From there, add some well fitting boxers or briefs and some classic socks. You might be tempted to go for the sweat socks and gym shorts, but to have the basics, make sure you have undergarments that fit well and look sharp.
A good staple to have in your wardrobe is some comfortable, but stylish looking jeans. Your old favorites with the holes in them don’t count. Make sure you have jeans that fit you well, but are new or just worn in. It also helps if you have a pair of dark blue jeans or even some black jeans. Add a pair of camel colored and black colored chinos or other dress pants like gabardines. You’ll also want to include a brown belt and a black belt.
With a couple pair of jeans that can be worn for a night out to dinner and still look good, as well as a couple of pairs of dress pants and belts, you have a good start to a complete wardrobe. From there, build on your wardrobe by adding a crisp, clean white oxford dress shirt. You want a shirt that has a sharp collar. Even if you don’t wear a tie, you want a shirt that makes you look like you could. From there, you might add a couple more color shirts like a blue oxford and maybe even a black oxford shirt. If you prefer pullovers, add those to your wardrobe, but make sure you have the oxford style shirts for important events and nights out.
Shoes And Outerwear:
Build on your wardrobe by adding brown or black leather loafers for a more professional image when it is needed. You can always have comfortable sneakers to fall back on, but having a good pair of dress shoes will come in handy for an important meeting. Continue building your wardrobe from there by considering what you would wear if the weather turned cold or ugly. Ask yourself whether you are comfortable wearing a nice sweater or whether you would prefer a cardigan, a hoodie or maybe a light weight jacket. It wouldn’t hurt to even add a blazer to your wardrobe for those special meetings in the evening or when a dress shirt is not enough. Maybe even consider adding a sport coat or a sport jacket.
Everyone loves to have comfortable clothing and there is nothing wrong with having that old worn in pair of jeans or that comfortable t-shirt, but when it comes to important events like an interview, a business meeting, work environment or any other business environment, you want to dress as a professional. Taking time to add these staples to your wardrobe will pay off well in the long run. When you dress up, people have more respect for you and feel that you are taking them and your job more seriously. You might even find that dressing up with these simple additions to your wardrobe will bring you more attention from employers and maybe even someone who has a romantic interest in you. Check out your wardrobe and see what benefits you can gain from adding these staple items.