Despite ever changing trends in fashion, certain men’s clothing essentials – a denim jacket or a white polo – will always keep you looking good, no matter the time or year. Here’s four key items that’ll keep your wardrobe looking sharp all year-round.
- THE CLASSIC DENIM JACKET
Denim represents democracy in fashion
~ Giorgio Armani
Also known as the trucker jacket – the jean jacket is a must for every man’s wardrobe. Think of it as your secret style weapon. It remains one of the coolest pieces of clothing for men, and will not likely go out of fashion any time soon. You can pair it with so many things, black pants, blue jeans (Of contrasting blue of course), chinos and a white tee shirt. Make sure your jacket is not too long or too short; ideal cut should sit around the waist. I think denim is something everyone feels comfortable in, and in Florida it’s the perfect jacket when it gets a bit chilly.
- THE COLORED DENIM PANT
I pretty much have these in every color. Sometimes I just get bored of the blue jeans. I recommend H&M’s Skinny Fit Twill Pants – only $19.99. Think mustard, brown, light beige, navy. This week I purchased a pair in burgundy that I live for!
No matter what color calls to you, give your blue denims a well-deserved break while looking fashionable.
- THE TRUE-PREP WHITE POLO
The white polo is one of the most classic staples. The perfect mix between a tee and dress shirt. My “go-to” when I travel, not too formal nor entirely casual. Team it with a navy blazer to dress it up or a denim jacket to add some edge.
To tuck, or not to tuck? The polo shirt can go either way. Tucking gives you a more formal look, while untucking is more casual. If your shirt’s longer in the back than the front, then it was definitely designed to be tucked. A white polo might sound simple and basic. But, basic my friend, doesn’t have to mean bland.
Photo Credit: lacoste.com.
- THE MULTI-TALENTED CHELSEA BOOT
Chelsea boots were a staple of the mid-’60s British mod-scene – remember The Beatles? They are now back with a vengeance!
Versatile and very on-trend, the Chelsea is sleek, unfussy, but a necessary boot for every stylish man this fall. The silhouette is very slim and features elastic side panels and heel pull-tabs. My favorite color for these is definitely Brown since it can be easily dressed up or down. Seriously, this boot goes with just about anything.
Photo Credit: Zara.com.
Trust me, if you have these style essentials, getting dressed in the morning couldn’t be easier, because everything you see here works well together, or on its own.