Regardless of your style, every man needs a capsule wardrobe or staple item to help pull your look together no matter the event and minimise space in the number of items.
Building a timeless wardrobe can not only take time, but it can also be an expensive process, as you want to have trendy, long-lasting quality and complimenting pieces.
Read on to find out how many staple pieces you own or if your wardrobe needs a little revamp.
How to Create A Staple Wardrobe
A solid pair of indigo jeans can anchor any casual or smart-casual outfit. Jeans are a vital piece and, depending on the style of choice can make your entire look, from flare bootcuts to skinny jeans.
During the ’60s, men’s jeans were a sign of self-expression and rebellion, and one of the famous fashion trends was the biker look and still a keen choice.
For the colder weather, an overcoat in black or brown is arguably one of the key pieces you need in your wardrobe. Look for something well-tailored and not too fitting to make it versatile for any outfit.
Plain & Patterned Trousers
Trousers are perfect when you want to add charm to your look. And, depending on the colours, patterns and style of the trousers, you can bring a hint of nostalgia to your modern outfit. From pinstripe and Dogtooth to the Prince of Wales, this is your chance to get back fashion trends from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s culture. For a pair of timeless trousers, consider adding a couple of corduroys, wool or pleated trousers to your collection of clothes.
Long-Sleeve & Short-Sleeve Shirts
A classic cotton button-down long-sleeve or short-sleeve shirt is a piece that can be worn all year round, no matter the event. They are perfect as they can be worn both tucked in or untucked. And, if you have a bold personality and love to wear vintage shirts, a patterned shirt like Dogtooth or check to show just that. But, most importantly, quality is everything when purchasing a staple shirt, so be sure to check if it has a high thread count to prevent any yellowing, shrinking or wear and tear.
As sweater weather is among us and the temperatures are dropping, it’s time to take out the jumpers and cardigans you have at the back of the wardrobe. They will make you feel cosy and warm and are a great way of incorporating texture for a modern look. However, if you prefer a more vintage aesthetic, cardigans are a great way to make your look more preppy without compromising on comfort.
In the ever-changing world of fashion, having timeless pieces in your wardrobe is like having reliable friends who never go out of style. Just like a classic Oxford shirt or the perfect pair of jeans, these staples are the backbone of your closet, always there to elevate your look. So, as you navigate the trends, remember the power of those go-to pieces. Embrace the classics and stay true to your style.