12 Wardrobe Essentials for Every Man’s Closet
Men – take note. These 12 wardrobe essentials will help you look sharp at business and casual events. The key is to start small and spend wisely, purchasing quality over quantity.
1. BLACK, NAVY OR CHARCOAL SUIT
Find one that fits well. If it doesn’t, spend the extra dollars and have it tailored.Wear the blazer with jeans or khakis for a less formal look.
2. WHITE DRESS SHIRT
A versatile and essential piece! Wear it for casual and formal occasions.
3. BLUE DRESS SHIRT
Blue shirts are classic yet neutral and work well with all suit combinations.
4. V-NECK SWEATER
Throw this on top of a t-shirt or a collared shirt. It’s a great layering piece to wear under a blazer.
5. BLAZER/SPORT COAT
Buy black or navy and wear it with jeans or dress pants. Wear it with a white dress shirt or patterned casual shirt in a business or business casual environment.
6. DRESS PANTS
Black and charcoal are the most versatile. Stay away from pleats and cuffs – they make you look bigger and shorter.
7. BLACK DRESS SHOES
Wear them with jeans or dress pants. Buy an oxford or a monk strap for a classic yet updated look.
8. REVERSIBLE BELT
Two for the price of one!
9. DARK JEANS
These are great for dressy and casual situations. Make sure they’re not too baggy in the rear or legs.
Buy a slim fit or a 5-pocket khaki pant for a fresh take on an old staple.
11. CASUAL BUTTON DOWN SHIRT
Pair it with jeans or khakis.
12. SOLID T-SHIRT
Buy a nice-fitting shirt in a variety of colors to wear underneath sweaters and button-downs. Toss any that are frayed or stained!