What Every Guy Should Have in Their Wardrobe

Photo by Tembela Bohle from Pexels

Every guy needs some staple items of clothing in their wardrobe, rather than just following all the trends because, at the end of the day, trends are just that: trends. They die out. So, if you base your entire wardrobe on the trends, one day a fashion emergency is going to strike and you’re not going to be able to respond. If you have some staples in your wardrobe, you can slip them on and always feel comfortable not feel you’ve committed some heinous fashion faux pas.

Below is a look at why guys should buy more staple items of clothing and resist fast fashion more, as well as some of the staples they should have in their wardrobe.

Why Less Fast Fashion?

Consumers are beginning to shun fast fashion in favor of more sustainable items of clothing, due to fast fashion’s environmental impact. There’s also controversy around some of the labor conditions that facilitate the production of fast fashion items. And the time between design and retail is remarkably short, as little as five weeks in some cases. Fast fashion is just a little too fast, a little too disposable, for some people’s tastes.

Fast fashion has also started to influence the people think about their clothes. The presence of influencers in fast fashion items on social media is generating a certain level of pressure on people to feel that they should wear a different outfit every time they go out. They feel under scrutiny.

Staple wardrobe items counteract some of the pressure fast fashion generates. They’re versatile and have a timeless quality about them that keeps them stylish, regardless of whatever other trends may be ‘in’ at the time. This can set you at ease.

Best Men’s Wardrobe Staples

So, what kind of items should a guy keep in his wardrobe? Here are a few essentials:

  1. A Selection of White T-Shirts

A white T-shirt is always a safe bet. You should definitely have at least two of them in your wardrobe. Marlon Brando and Kurt Cobain wore them. In more recent times, Harry Styles has worn them and so has David Beckham. Wear them under a suit or with any kind of jeans and you can’t go wrong.

  1. A Denim Jacket

A denim jacket offers superb layering potential, which makes them good in summer if you want to slip it on for a little extra warmth as the sun goes down or in slightly cooler seasons. You can achieve something of a classic look with denim. It’s such a versatile type of clothing. A denim jacket with a hoodie and black jeans is one way to ace denim. Speaking of hoodies….

  1. An Off-Duty Hoodie

Hoodies are cozy, casual, and embraced as a form of luxury-, street- or sportswear. Hoodies came about in around the 1930s and since then, they’ve attracted a lot of fans, from the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa to that man again and real-life pop star Harry Styles. They’re an awesome way to display your appreciation for your favorite brands and not seem two showy.

  1. Beige Chinos

The days of beige chinos being something you’d only see your father wear are long gone. Beige chinos are causal and slot nicely into any season. Match them with white tennis shoes or some chocolate-brown leather sandals for the win!

  1. A Pair Of White Jeans

White jeans can be quite intimidating because they’re so pristine, but they can be a lot more casual than you imagine. And if Kanye West can wear them, it’s okay for the rest of us to do the same. Combine them a baggy sweater or a grey T-shirt, or, in the summer, go for smart but casual with a navy-blue blazer or a fancy shirt.

The clothes above are essentials in the male wardrobe to stay looking stylish irrespective of the trends that may be in vogue in the fashion world. Equip your wardrobe with these and you can look good and feel good.