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Every man’s wardrobe can really be minimized into five important pieces. Even with these few pieces, men’s fashion is more diverse than most people believe. With just a few pieces, you can create endlessly versatile looks.
The most versatile men’s outfits are easily changeable to fit almost every social scenario. If your wardrobe needs a step up, consider the following five items that every stylish man should own:
1. Dark Denim Jeans
Dark denim jeans are another item to add to your list of wardrobe-essentials. The most versatile outfits include a pair of pants that need little to no maintenance. The magic of dark denim jeans is that this is one article of clothing that needs minimal washing or ironing to make any outfit look good.
When shopping for your perfect pair of dark jeans, look for denim that is a straight fit, dark wash, and non-faded. Whether you want to pair these jeans with a business casual look or a completely laid back style, they’re the perfect choice of pants.
2. Classy Leather Boots
Every man’s wardrobe isn’t quite complete without the perfect pair of footwear. While athleisure styles make sneakers the fashion-forward choice for many an occasion, one classic that will never go out of style is the leather boot. Whether you’re planning to wear a suit or you’re going out with a shirt and jeans, leather boots are an iconic staple that is perfect for any occasion.
In addition to adding the finishing touch to your look, leather boots are ideal for any weather or situation. Whether it’s a perfectly sunny day or you’re doing your best to avoid puddles outside, your loafers will keep your feet dry and in style at all times.
3. An Oxford-Cloth Button-Down Shirt
The Oxford-cloth button-down shirt is another staple that every man should own. This casual shirt is thicker than most formal shirts and is the missing link between a casual and smart look. This shirt is incredibly versatile and is ideal for almost any outing requiring a slightly more dressed up look. The best button-downs like the Oxford-cloth can quickly be dressed up with your choice in a tie or relaxed into a looser style with the top buttons left open.
4. A Dark Blazer
A blazer is one of the most important pieces to include in your wardrobe. When it comes to choosing the perfect blazer for men, picking one in a darker color is a must. Consider colors like charcoal grey, navy blue, or dark brown. While it’s a good idea to mix up your color palette from time to time, choosing a darker color for your blazer communicates a more formal sense of style.
If you want to take your blazer game to the next level, consider investing in tailoring. Having your blazer tailor-made to your measurements will make every outfit look well put together. Stepping out with a fitted blazer will speak volumes about your sense of style and your attention to detail.
5. A Nice Watch
While most of us check our phones to tell the time, there’s nothing quite as timeless as a timepiece. The right watch can take your outfit to the next level of classy. While many men choose to go the route of the smartwatch, there’s something to be said about a classic and stylish watch for men.
If you’re on the fence about what type of traditional timepiece to choose, consider a watch with a leather strap. This classic style will add instant flair to any outfit. If you want a flashier option, consider a timepiece with a metal band. While this watch is a bit more contemporary, watches with gold or silver straps add another dimension to your look. When it comes to silver straps, wear your watch with a color palette of blues, black, or gray shades. Similarly, gold watches look best with an outfit of earth tones like beige, brown, and tan.
Keep this list of essential wardrobe staples in mind as you work to make your wardrobe fashion-forward. While five staples aren’t enough to completely fill up your wardrobe, use this guide to help you make the most fashionable choices as you make your next clothing purchases.