11 Key Pieces Every Man Needs In His Wardrobe

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1. Navy Suit

The Navy suit is in style year-round and is a staple that is appropriate for all occasions from the office, to a date with a romantic partner. You can mix-it-up and add style with many complimentary accessories like brown shoes, a crisp white shirt, or some warm-toned pocket squares. 

Studies show that navy-blue is a great color to wear on a date because it is seen as a non-threatening color and produces a calming effect, according to verywellmind.com.

2. Everyday Bag

If you’re bringing a backpack to school or work, upgrade to an everyday bag that you wear over your shoulder. The everyday bag is a professional and stylish look that will enhance your style and set you apart from the rest that are wearing backpacks. 

3. Timepiece

The timepiece can really be the finishing touch to a man’s outfit. Not only is it convenient to always have the time, but the timepiece will make you look stylish and professional. 

4. Lace-Up Boots

There are many options when it comes to a lace-up boot but one must choose the boot that compliments their outfit properly. Follow these rules when choosing a boot to pair with your outfit…

1. Don’t wear lace-up boots with a formal outfit, go with a chelsea boot or a suede boot when dressing formal.

2. Make sure the trousers are an appropriate length and are not bagging up above the boot. 

3. Make sure the belt matches the color of the boot, or you can wear suspenders. 


5. Polo-Shirt

The polo-shirt can be worn on any occasion and is a timeless peice that will always be in style.  

For a causal look, where the polo with shorts, jeans, or a pair of high quality sweat pants. 

For a more business casual look, wear the polo with a blazer or a pair of chinos.  

6. Khakis

Khakis are defined by some as a type of trouser but khaki is really just a color. Get yourself a pair of trousers that are the color khaki. It’s very easy to compliment this color and khaki is appropriate for a large variety of settings. 

You can wear khakis to work, a date, or even a party. Make sure your khaki trousers are properly fit to your form and are sitting nicely on the lining of your shoe.

7. Denim Jacket

Denim jackets are a classic style staple that every man should have at least one style of in their wardrobe. There are many different styles to choose from, and depending on your style you may want a form fitting jacket, or something a little bit more loose. 

Avoid wearing jeans that match too closely with the denim jacket. Contrast is important! Black jeans are a great compliment or even a pair of khaki trousers. 

8. Brown Dress Shoes

Your shoes say a lot about you, and if you walk into a room with some brown dress shoes on coordinated correctly, you’re going to look like the classy gentleman that you are.

Brown dress shoes look great when paired with the following colors…

  • Navy
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Blue
  • Charcoal Grey
  • Green
  • Orange
  • White
  • Tan
TIP: Remember to wear a brown belt or suspenders if you’re wearing brown shoes.

9. High Quality Sweatpants

Whether you’re on your way to the gym, running errands, or staying home for the day, it’s nice to have something comfortable to wear when dressing up in your typical dresswear isn’t necessary. It’s still very important to stay classy while comfortable. If you haven’t already, shop for some high quality sweatpants that keep you looking your best. 

10. White Oxford Button Down

A dependable white button down is every man’s best-friend. You can pair this shirt with almost anything and everyone looks good in white. 

This is also a great shirt to wear under a blazer. 

11. Crewneck T-Shirts

The crewneck t-shirt is perhaps the most important staple a man could have in his wardrobe. Especially on a summer day, if you’re on the move or just in the heat some days, it’s nice to have something lightweight and easy to wear without compromising your style. 

Unless you really know how to color coordinate, avoid graphic t-shirts. They can take away from your style by drawing all the attention to the design on the shirt. 

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