Must- have wardrobe pieces for men
By Jemi Ekunkunbor
Thoughts are different on what the basic essentials of a man’s wardrobe should be, but there are a few things a guy shouldn’t do without. These pieces are often, timeless and understated but they help compliment other pieces in your wardrobe when put together.
1. Plain t- shirt
Although the plain t shirt, constitute a simple staple of men’s wardrobe, they have their place and importance.
Go for a crew neck or the v- neck. If you have long thin neck, then the crew is your thing.
Pair this classic casual top with a pair of jeans for a sporty effect. If you choose a white tee, pair with blue jeans and a pair of khaki if your choice is navy blue.
2. Polo T-shirt
Can a man truly do without a polo t shirt in his wardrobe? The polo tee is a smart-casual staple that is as versatile as the plain t shirt. It can be dressed up or down as desired. You can fly your shirt over the trouser or have it tucked in. You can pair with a cropped pant, joggers, or a pair of jeans for different effects but there are a few rules to follow.
-Never, ever pop your collar.
-Never unbutton all the buttons.
-Never allow the length go beyond your hips orbit will be too long and ill-fitting.
3. The Oxford shirt
A crisp white or coloured Oxford shirt lends help to any wardrobe. They are easier to wear with other items. For example, you can wear an oxford under a suit or under crew- neck jumper.
4. Denim Jacket
If there is one piece that works well all year round, it’s the denim jacket! The versatility and practicality of the denim jacket makes it an all time favourite wardrobe item for many men. Wear with a pair of jeans and a plain, stripe or print t shirt under. It all depends largely on how you want to look.
5. Bomber Jacket
Although it was initially an item of military origin, the Bomber jacket has been well adopted to be part of everyday dressing.
Because of its timeless appeal, the Bomber jacket, remains a great investment in any wardrobe.
It is a great classic that can be worn from day to night and all year round and by any body shape. A practical fashion piece, choose a plain, stripe or quilted style.
How to wear
For day, wear a Bomber jacket atop a t shirt over a pair of jeans and finish the look with a pair of nice trainers.
In the evening, ditch the trainers for a pair of Brogues, the t shirt for a classic white shirt and finish the look with your favourite bomber. You can add amazing twist to your look with a V- neck sweater or make a loud statement with a pair of coloured pants.
6 Navy blue suit
If you are looking to building a wardrobe where suits are concerned, don’t go experimenting with all sorts. Begin by acquiring navy blue suit. This is the most basic necessity in a man’s wardrobe. Choose a single breasted one and spice it up with different colours of shirts. White still remains the safest and easiest colour of shirt to start with. Stick with white shirt or light shade of pink or blue and of course, wear brown shoes with it at all times.
7 Khakis or chinos
A pair of khaki trousers is like a pencil skirt in a woman’s wardrobe. A fitted pair of khaki pants is a versatile fashion must-have for any well rounded wardrobe.
Because khaki’s are usually neutral pants, they go with just about any colour. In and out of season, white, black, jewel tones generally work well with a pair of khaki pants.
8 A pair of Jeans
A pair of jeans is a man’s friend. Rugged and versatile, every man needs a pair in the wardrobe. Nothing spells casual like a pair of jeans but it can also be dressed up with the right accessories.
9. White Sneakers
Every guy likes a pair of sneakers for the those days when he wants to go hand out with friends. You’d feel relaxed and still look good in it. But these days, sneakers are not just worn for casual outings. They also make formal occasions but a great trick to pull. To make it formal, look for suede textures or solid leather types.
10 Brown leather loafer
11 A pair of black lace-ups
When you talk about the lace up shoes, what readily comes to mind is the Oxford and Derby. The Oxford is the most formal type of men’s shoe. It is timeless and classic. You can identify it with the lacing which is closed.
12 Time piece
When it comes to jewellery, men are not huge on these. However, one of the few items they wear is the wristwatch. Therefore, invest in a classic, durable wristwatch. Since your jewellery is limited, let your wristwatch stand out and make a statement.