We all want to be able to dress appropriately for any occasion, but it’s also impossible for us to possess all the things we want to have in our wardrobe. Let me share with you some clever ways in which a few wardrobe essentials for men can be mixed and matched to serve multiple uses.
When you’re on a tight budget and you want to get the best out of your wardrobe, it can be a dilemma. I have to admit ignoring a few invitations in the past because of this and it felt so pathetic. But that was a long time ago and I’m totally over it. So right now, we’re going to talk about your wardrobe essentials. What do men need to have in their closets?
Wardrobe Essentials For Men | What Should Men Buy And Wear?
Versatile items are those that can be dressed up or dressed down, so it’s going to be appropriate for a lot of different occasions. Here are some wardrobe essentials for men so you don’t spend too much money for your outfit.
Casual Leather Shoes
If you find yourself wearing a lot of gray and black clothes, you can go for black casual leather shoes. But if you have a wardrobe filled with tan, brown, and navy blue outfits, brown leather shoes are perfect. I have a pair of brown shoes that I wear all year long, believe it or not.
The best thing about dark jeans is you can wear them in all different types of occasions. You can pair it with a sweater for casual wear, or a button-up shirt and a blazer for a business casual look.
White or Gray button-up shirt
A white button-up shirt can go a long way in your wardrobe. I actually have white, gray, and navy colors in my closet, and I’m really satisfied with my casual look as well as dressing up for certain occasions. It feels good when you’re one of the best-dressed guys in the room, or so I think.
A casual sweater or a sweatshirt is especially great for layering. I tend to abuse my gray sweatshirt and sometimes wear it inappropriately. I just love looking at myself in the mirror wearing it along with my dark jeans, and brown leather shoes. Sweatshirts are not really suitable for dressing up so don’t push it even if you ultimately love them like I do.
Navy blue is always a great choice of color for blazers. You can do so many different things with it, imagine casual brown shoes, dark jeans, a matching belt, white button-up shirt with a navy blue blazer on top, midsize chain necklace, and an all-silver metal watch. Oh my! You can go to the Grammy’s with that outfit my friend!
Watch this video by MR PORTER on ways to wear a navy blazer :
There are a lot of benefits to owning these types of versatile items. You’re actually buying less stuff that’s apparently functional in many different ways. I think you could already picture out how to use them on most occasions. Cleverly combine these along with some matching jewelry for an added sophistication, it’s no surprise you’ll be the best-dressed man in the room.
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