The Top Ten Essentials For Your Wardrobe

When cultivating a certain look, searching for the best pieces to establish your style can get tricky. It’s great to dress for the here and now, if you’re able to do so, but one might argue that while sticking to current fashion trends is great, there’s nothing quite like a classic. There are a few timeless pieces every man should have in his wardrobe; pieces that have stood the test of time, and can be mixed and matched with just about anything, to create any kind of look.

Owning each of these items can build a foundation for true style and can make fashion simple for any man. And, even if they you don’t consider yourself stylish or fashionable, these ten classic items will fool anyone.

These ten items can be split into formal attire, casual attire, and accessories, and all of them are equally important.

1. Layer Tee/Sweater

For a casual look, layering tees and sweaters can really make you look dressed up without actually dressing up. Paired with a flannel or jacket, whether you’re dressing them up or dressing them down, you’ll be warm and ready for the days’ adventures.

2. Dark Denim

Every man needs a pair of dark denim. Dark jeans can go with literally anything. They are really good for casual but cleaned up looks, and they’re great for doing just about anything in them.

3. A Belt

Sure, belts are functional and really important to own, but they are also fantastic statement pieces that can break up the monotony of an outfit. A basic belt can transform any ensemble, and with so many styles and colors to choose from, it is really simple to look sharp just by putting one on.

4. White Collared Shirt
A white collared button down is perfect to wear for a day at the office, a night out of the office, and even on your day off. The white button down is so versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. Having one is crucial in the event of a surprise formal party coming up, or even a job interview.

5.  A Suit Jacket

Suits are obviously a really important staple for the same reason that button downs are. When the time comes for formal-wear, you closet should have your back. Even if you’ve got nothing planned, you never know when you might need a nice suit jacket.

6. Casual Button down

Casual pattern button downs are great for a day out. Short sleeve or long sleeve, these shirts are fun, friendly, and perfect with dress pants, jeans, or even cargo shorts, depending on the weather.  They’re great to put on when you want to look nice but not too formal or too casual.

7. Socks

Socks are great. They keep feet warm and comfortable in shoes all the time, but it is really important to know what kind of socks to wear with what outfit. For the man who may be new to corporate or formal attire, dress socks are really important in nailing a look. Seeing a well-dressed man in a suit wearing white ankle socks can completely discredit all efforts made and throw off the look entirely. Dress socks are long, also warm, and come in many different patterns and colors.  In some cases, coordinating ankle socks with tie choice can look really great. If you’re going to dress well, dress socks must be included.  

8. Statement Tie

A pop of color from the right statement tie can really bring together an ensemble.

9. Dress shoe
Having a nice pair of dress shoes is important because when really putting together a nice ensemble, shoes can complete the look. Not having a pair of shoes like these can be frustrating and any other shoe when paired with nicer attire can look strange.

10.  A pair of sneakers

Sneakers are so important to own, whether one is active or not. Having a comfortable shoe in one’s closet can change a lot of things, and struggling to get dressed on a casual day will become infinitely easier.

All of these items are staples that can only help when trying to achieve a classic but casual look. That way, you can be ready for any event thrown your way. The good news is, if you don’t have them, you can find them here, at Frank’s Big and Tall.