Essential, classic…but all too often, under-estimated. The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish guy is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, we’ve selected 5 basics that form the foundation of any successful wardrobe – OFS Smart Repair Style.
Wardrobe Essential #1: Solid White Button Down Shirt
There’s very little that won’t go with a white button down shirt. Worn with a suit or for a more casual look, under a V-Neck sweater at the weekend teamed with a pair jeans or slim chinos and a statement belt, this is the most versatile item in your wardrobe. Opt for a shirt cut from thick, soft cotton.
Solid White Button Down Shirt • Country Road Slim fit premium 2-ply cotton
Wardrobe Essential #2: Grey V-Neck Sweater
A grey V-neck sweater is an excellent layering piece. Wear it over your shirts and T-shirt to stay warm during the winter months. You can also wear a blazer over it when it gets especially cold. The grey sweater is very easy to pull off, as it’s hard to find anything that clashes with it.
Grey V-Neck Sweater • Country Road Extra fine Australian Merino
Wardrobe Essential #3: Sleeveless Puffer Jacket
Puffer vests are back. Not that they went anywhere, exactly, but expect to see them all over this season. Scratch that: Expect to wear them all over this season. Dress it up or dress it down, It’s the ultimate casual utility layer.
Sleeveless Puffer Jacket • Trenery • 100% Cotton shell, 75% Down 25% Feather filling
Wardrobe Essential #4: Slim Navy Chinos
A good alternative to jeans and great if you don’t want to wear suit trousers, a slim pair of navy chinos is ideal for summer and winter. Wear with a shirt, shirt and jacket, t-shirt, t-shirt and bomber – the options are endless.
Slim Navy Chinos • Country Road
Wardrobe Essential #5: Brown Leather Belt
Okay, so this is a very simple wardrobe essential, yet it often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. Depending on your work, you wear a belt probably 300 days out of the year. So why not invest in a good one? We recommend a genuine brown leather belt.
Brown Leather Belt • Trenery
- We went to: TheHangOut @ Jack & Jill Food Co
- We drank: Delicious Flat White and Latte
- We wore: Smartguy Wardrobe Essentials
- Photography: The supremely talented FJ from Eye Poetry Photography