Compared to women’s fashion, men’s styling options are quite limited. Less options means less time taken to dress for any occasion. Nevertheless, there are instances where it’s difficult to figure out what to wear to a particular event. So here are the 4 wardrobe basics every man should have to plan an outfit within seconds:
1. Polo Shirt
You can wear a polo shirt for semi-formal as well as casual occasions. You can wear a polo shirt tucked inside your jeans or trousers, or if it has a nice shirt tail, you can wear it UN-tucked too. So many different ways to wear a single item!
If you have dark jeans, you can pull off wearing a pair of jeans with a formal shirt for any semi-formal events. And of course, jeans is usually the first choice for casual occasions, right?
Depending on the shade of your jeans, you can throw a pair on for working on your car to escorting your girlfriend to a nice romantic dinner at an upscale restaurant.
3. Dark Suit
A dark colored suit can be easily worn to attend a wedding, job interview, or even a formal dinner. Such is the versatility of a dark suit!
Just keep in mind to keep a suit which actually fits you nicely. If it doesn’t, make sure you ask for an alteration right there at the store. A rich piece of clothing like this should never look borrowed, or worse, rented!
Wearing a tie automatically propels you to achieve a formal ambiance. Very professional. However, the fact is the more you contrast the color of your tie to the rest of your outfit, the more self-assured you look. Hence, adding authority to your formal image. So keep a stack of ties at your disposal to use whenever you want to project this type of image, at work or outside.
You might be wondering why I’ve left out shirts, trousers, the general stuff. Well, you already wear clothes, don’t you? So you do have an idea about what to wear and what you can avoid (probably!). The 4 wardrobe basics listed above are simply those items which can add more versatility to your wardrobe and give you more freedom to fully utilize your existing wardrobe.