8 Wardrobe Essentials Every Man Should Own

Clothes are more than just the things that cover our body. They are crucial in making a first impression, making us look professional or just making us feel comfortable in our surroundings. Moreover, our what we wear is an extension of our personality, and our style gives a clear picture of our individuality. That is why it is important to have a complete set of outfit staples for any occasion.

In this article, we put together a list of wardrobe essentials that every man should own. Most of these are versatile, and they can be worn in all seasons and for whatever purpose.

A Pair of Black or Blue Jeans

The key to nice-looking jeans is a good fit. Find a pair of trousers that falls and hugs right on your ankles, but make sure they are comfortable enough to be worn throughout the day. Try them on in the store and make sure you take a second pair of eyes to make you get a pair that perfectly fit your frame.

A Perfectly-Tailored Suit

A perfectly-tailored suit is an ultimate must-have in every wardrobe. Normally best ‘suited’ for office use and formal occasions but can also look great on a night out. A classic black or navy blue suit custom-tailored to match your build is ideal.

A Pair of Chestnut Brown Leather Shoes

Nothing spells ‘boss’ better than a pair of chestnut brown leather shoes. It is a classic pair that you can match with just about any formal outfit for work. Make sure you’re always presentation-ready with a pair of chestnut brown leather shoes in your wardrobe.

Collared Shirts or Button-Downs

Neutral-coloured collared shirts and button-downs are perfect for occasions when you are not sure what exactly to wear. They are versatile pieces that can be used both semi-formal or even casual wear.

A Pair of Black or Navy Blue Trousers

You can never go wrong with black or navy blue trousers. They can be worn not only for work or professional meetings, but they are also comfortable enough to be worn on a night out, dates, dinner or even movie night. They’re so versatile that it makes sense to always have a few on hand in your wardrobe.

Denim Jacket

Denim jackets should be in every man’s wardrobe. This versatile piece of clothing will not only give you extra warmth during the cold season, but you can also wear light denim jackets even during the summer. You may opt for distressed, black, or when in doubt, get the classic washed light denim jacket.

Summer Hats

Summer hats are perfect for beach use and to add accent to a seemingly-plain casual outfit. If you are wearing a bright outfit, you can opt for neutral-coloured summer hats, such as beige or khaki. Especially essential for those days when styling your hair just isn’t an option!

A Nice Leather Belt

Leather belts are a staple of every man’s wardrobe. They complete your outfit, be it formal wear or a smart-casual outfit for everyday use. Make sure to get black or brown so you can match them easily with all your outfits.

Having a complete set of outfit staples is a must for every man’s wardrobe. It is not just an outfit; it is a form of self-expression. Thus, it is vital to invest in pieces that will last and add a dash of personality to your wardrobe.


Article Written by Emma Collins. Main photo by Andreea Pop on Unsplash. Other photos by; Erik Lucatero, MAX LIBERTINE, Dim HouNimble MadeMichael Afonso, David Tillyer and Hermes Rivera.