So many of us look at others on Instagram and compare their wardrobe with ours, but we don’t know where to start.
If you feel the same, let us walk you through the process of building an impressive wardrobe. It is much simpler than you think, and all you need is a clear idea of what is needed, something like a blueprint. Consider this blog as exactly that.
Start with the basics.
What is the simplest step in building a wardrobe, and yet is it overlooked by many? Take a look at your wardrobe and separate the basics from the fancy outfit.
By “basics,” we mean plain and versatile pieces. A plain white tee shirt is a basic piece, and a red leather pant is not.
Once you’ve seen what you have, go and buy what you don’t. This does not mean buy a tee shirt in every colour available, and we want you to pick pieces that you feel you can style differently.
To make it simpler, you can get two or three plain white tee/shirts, a black tee/shirt, and a blue tee/shirt. Now pastel-colored tee/shirts are optional. This way, you can wear the white tee with black jeans and maybe throw on a jacket to dress it up or put on some bling to feel fancy. Our main goal here is to get maximum wear out of a garment, which means how many times you will wear it before you throw it out.
Once you feel happy about your shirts and tee shirts, you can look for versatile pants. You may need a few different ones to suit every occasion. The most popular pants would include jeans, trousers, and chinos, which will be appropriate for every event.
Solid colored trousers can be worn to formal events and out o dates, and a pair of black and blue jeans can be kept for casual events.
Just like you rummaged your closet for basic tee shirts, now do that for bottoms because almost all of us already have versatile trousers or jeans.
Now you will see your wardrobe coming together. You can pair your plain shirts and tee shirts with solid coloured trousers and jeans. For example – your black jeans can be paired with a black shirt for a night out partying. If that feels a little bland, our next step is for you.
Top it all with some chic accessories
Let us get one thing out of the way immediately – accessories are not just for women.
You will see the change a few rings, the right kind of watch, sunglasses, or even a locket will make to your entire outfit. If you use the right amount and kind of accessories, you can go to a gala in just your basic tee shirt and trousers, letting the accessories take that center stage.
Accessories also include shoes. Shoes can make or ruin the entire outfit, so we suggest getting a pair of classic Nike shoes for running errands, a versatile boot for formal events, perhaps a pair of Chelsea boots that you can pair with your shirts and trousers.
Final step –
Once you have the basics down, it’s your wardrobe you can funk it up as much as you want.
Now you can think about layering your basics. Like that blue jacket, you saw for sale? Go get it!
Get a few good cardigans and sweater vests for winter to add a pop of color and energy to your closet.
And then another staple every man should have is a suit. A well-tailored suit goes a long way. We’ll discuss that some other time perhaps, you go start working on your wardrobe.