Most of us create our wardrobes around what we do with most of our time. If we work in an office, we generally have a selection of suits or office appropriate attire, with some items of leisure wear for evenings or weekends. If you’re a personal trainer, however, your wardrobe will mostly likely consist of workout apparel. No matter who you are or what you do, there are always a few events you want to be ready for at all times. That means there are a few basic staple pieces you should always keep in your wardrobe so you’re ready for dressing for all occasions.
Dressing for all occasions: what every man needs in his wardrobe
Here are 4 items every man should have in his wardrobe.
Good Black Suit
Whether it’s for a funeral; a sudden and unexpected job interview; or, as a last-minute stand-in at a wedding, keeping a good black suit on hand is smart. A good black suit will almost never go out of style, so make sure you invest in the best you can afford. If you invest in a really good suit, then over time you can have it tailored or altered to fit both changing styles, as well as even changes in your build.
Classic Black Oxfords
While you may have a closet full of black shoes, you’ll also want to keep a pair of classic black Oxfords on stand-by. Not only will black Oxfords pair beautifully with your good black suit, but they will also add an extra touch of elegance to almost any other suit. While plain black loafers may get you through most events, good black Oxfords will get you through the rest.
White or Light Button-down
In an age where fewer and fewer men need to dress as formally at the office, owning a good button-down shirt is not always a given anymore. A white or light button-down is similar to a white t-shirt in that it is one of the most versatile wardrobe items you can own. You can pair it with jeans for a more casual look or a pair of Circle S Brand dress pants for more formal events.
Good Cuff Links
French cuffs are not nearly as common as they once were, but they still remain one of the most elegant looks for men. Chances are good that at some point in time you will have occasion to wear a shirt with French cuffs, so it’s always a good idea to keep a good set of cuff links on hand just in case.
If you have the essentials in your wardrobe, you will be prepared for any occasion. Follow these tips for basic items that will always provide you with something to feel confident wearing.
Author bio: Emma is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2