The concept behind women wardrobe is a mystery. It seems that things are just piling up randomly at the when-you-see-it-buy-it principle. But men are usually reluctant to invest an additional effort (meaning time and money) to stock it up with a perfect collection. That’s why we’ve put together a list of essentials that will make you fully equipped in no time and on a budget.
1. The timeless foundation
Special occasions in life usually come as a surprise and on a short notice, so the number one priority concerning your wardrobe is at least one suit – clean, pressed and ready to go. While women deal with these ‛surprises’ simply by having at least one piece of garment for every imaginable occasion, men can take care of all of them with literally one suit. All you need to do is to make sure its style is timeless and you can do that simply by keeping away from trends that come and go. Just avoid memorable patterns and choose a dark color because it adapts much better to different activities than the light one.
2. Gradual variations
Once you’ve set up your suit foundation it’s time to add some variations with dress shirts. But keep in mind that you should approach these variations gradually and keep the design simple. Your first dress shirt should be in a solid color ( here it’s the other way around – darker means less formal, so go with white or eventually shades of blue). Later you can move to checks, stripes, or semi-solids but keep the complicated patterns at bay – plain fabrics are always more formal. You can experiment a bit with cuffs and collars, but if you want to play it safe, barrel cuffs are always the best option.
3. Tie me up, tie me down
When it comes to ties, they’re like sprinkles on top. Although they’re the most variable thing in your style, that doesn’t mean they can look like smarties. Their purpose is always to compliment, never to dominate. Three neckties for a suit should be enough to freshen up things a little bit. Same as with dress shirts, you should start with solid colors – classic ones are red, green, blue, and gold -and occasional stripes. Latter you can slowly experiment with brighter colors and more complex patterns such as paisley, foulard, club, etc.
4. With both feet on the ground
Ah, the shoes. One look at the bottom of the woman’s wardrobe is enough to make you wear one pair of snickers for the rest of your life. But when it comes to dress shoes this can’t be the case – the number depends on individual needs, but every man should have at least three pairs to rotate through. The first pair should always be black as to be more versatile while others can be brown if it suits the rest of the wardrobe. If you want to keep the number of shoes on minimum, shine and polish them regularly and don’t forget to waterproof every pair.
As you can see, the secret to a simple and efficient wardrobe lies in interchangeability and classic patterns and colors. If you want this concept to last, you should always seek value and avoid cheap stuff, but the most important thing is to make sure all the clothes you purchase are the perfect fit. Typing ‛tailored suits Sydney’ in your search engine can save the time you’de spend running around the stores. After all, your body is the foundation of your style.