If it hasn’t been said a thousand times before, we’ll say it again - the right basics can take your outfit from good to great. A strong foundation builds your wardrobe and becomes a core for all the styles you want to pull off. Let’s keep the statement showcases for days when you want all the lights, but with the right Wardrobe essentials a spotlight always follows.
Trends are amazing, we love them. They bring out the cool and we’re all for that. However, trends are momentary and sooner or later, you’ll be out filling your closet again. So, we create a balance between following trends when you want to and refining your core wardrobe to include classics that never go out of style.
So, let’s get your essentials in order with this list, full of our favorites right now. They’ll set you up for a versatile & sleek wardrobe, allowing you to create suave outfits & keep you hooked on to good style even when you come against trends!
Here are the 9 Wardrobe Essentials for Men that need to be a part of your modern wardrobe!
First things first, let’s address the super versatile blazer. A date? It’s got you covered like a third wheel. A meeting over lunch? It’s your personal hype-man. Get it tailored and it will fit you like a glove no matter what you pair with it tastefully. Get this almost gray, almost blue blazer to pair with a host of shirts & tees, with dress pants & chinos. We told you, it’s versatile.
Strictly Oxford Shirts
Icon, legend, timeless - Yes, oxford shirts we’re talking about you. The thicker weave and impeccable construction make oxford shirts an unmissable part of any man’s wardrobe. Choose the bankable white or flirt with colors dark or light, you can pair the shirt with a blazer or a complete suit set. Weekdays to weekends, the oxford is a worthy staple, like this blue shirt from Hilo Design.
A Polo Mission
Look around, you’ll find men dressed in polo t-shirts everywhere. Its ubiquity is much rooted in its long history, being a regular feature in sport & leisure. The polo shirt is still a force when it comes to fashion, and nothing so far has come close to destabilizing its permanent position even in presidential closets. This Shantnu & Nikhil polo piece is a part of the standard high-fashion polo repertoire.
Pleated to Perfection
You’ll find blue jeans, black chinos & khaki trousers all to be deserving of being essential, and we agree. We want to take the list further and all these single pleated beige trousers to it. The flat fronted silhouette is a classic that regards itself useful when paired with any piece from suit separates to a camp shirt.
Belts for Life
Tuck is in luck. And to have a belt that is dutiful and luxurious is the best kind. These Sabyasachi belts are a god sent for the enthusiast & the connoisseur alike. Their construction is impeccable and the quality, well, the name speaks for itself. Our tip is to get both the colors from here, so you don’t need to think much when completing your outfit.
You can’t have an essentials list if you do not have a white T-shirt mentioned. You can build outfits from scratch with this closet necessity with little to no effort. However, we insist you always put in the effort. This Terra Luna piece is made of 100% organic handloom cotton, so you do your bit for sustainability as well.
A Kingsman's Oxfords
Oxfords, not brogues. These are the words of extremely well-dressed spies, so we are not going to contest the claims. More so, a good pair of leather shoes last a long time, and in solid black, you are set for a long-term wardrobe compatriot that will be a good tag along for every part of your fashion journey and walk (pun not intended) with you.
All Suited Up
You need one. No debate. You don’t have a reason to get one? Then find a reason. A good, tailored suit is a great addition to your closet and a lifesaver. Lifesaver because when you ultimately must attend a wedding, and you’d not have to panic about not having a suit. Especially, if you choose the right one; like this suave brown double-breasted blazer set.
This one’s, our favorite! A kurta is perfect for events that call for a desi code and you really do not want to be in a shirt or much worse a T-shirt. So, a kurta, much rather a kurta with astute chikankari work, that you can depend upon for festivities that call for a traditional celebration. This white Kasbah men’s kurta has done it quite well!
We hope this brings a balance to your wardrobe and elevates the basics that you had been wondering to get or not. Trust us, invest in your basics. They go a long way in making your outfit decisions simple and your style effortless. Shop the most luxurious designer wear for men only at Aza Fashions!