If you want to catch the eye of that special lady, you have to dress to impress. But that’s not as hard as it sounds, especially when you have the necessary tools at your disposal. As such, these 25 items are a must have if you plan on up-scaling your attire.
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Neutral trench coats
A must have especially if you live in a cold and wet environment. Stick with neutral colors on this one.
Neutral checked shirt
There’s a reason why checked shirts are so popular. They can add variety and almost instant interest to any ensemble.
Ties are dynamic conduits of your personality. They can be funny, serious, artsy, or plain. Just be sure that the tie you decide to wear complements the shirt you are wearing.
Simple silver tie bar
You need something to keep that tie in it’s place.
A must have (especially in really cold climates), scarfs are accessories that add an accent of pattern and color to your fashion scheme. However, stay away from scarfs that are too flashy or are exceptionally bold (Bright red or neon blues for example).
Your peacoat should be a little longer than your suit jacket. Go for peacoats that are navy, grey or camel in color.
Neutral desert boots
These boots can be used as alternatives for classic white low-top sneakers or chuck taylors.
Black plain toe dress shoe
A pair of black plain toe dress shoes can serve as your go-to elegant pair when attending formal events.
Brown chunky wingtips
Just like your black plain shoes, brown chunky wingtips also serve as your go-to shoes, except they can also be worn for casual occasions because of their dressy yet casual style.
Solid neutral cardigan
A solid neutral cardigan is another item that your wardrobe should not be without. If you do not like cardigans, you can have a v-neck sweater instead.
Thin neutral turtleneck sweater
Turtlenecks are ideal for cold weather situations. If you are the type who does not appreciate turtlenecks, you may opt for a solid crewneck sweater.
Not only do shades protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, but they can also be powerful fashion statements.
A versatile band increases the functionality of your watch. You can choose between that which is small enough to give you a more elegant look, or that which is just big enough to match your laid-back style.
A neutral watch is a must for every man. It’s one of the few accessories that really enhances your outfit and gives you a distinguished look.
Brown elegant universal belt
You should always have a brown universal belt in your wardrobe. These go great with a pair of jeans or even a good pair of Chinos. Be sure to match the belt with brown shoes and you’re ready to go.
Black elegant universal belt
Unlike a brown universal belt, a black elegant universal belt is more likely to be worn when dressing up.
Slim neutral chinos
Add variety to the color palette of your wardrobe with a good pair of neutral chinos. Even if you are a “jeans and t-shirt” kind of guy, is good to wear pants of different materials and colors from time to time.
Slim dark jeans
You really can’t go wrong with a good pair of slim fit jeans. The style is versatile and can be worn whether you are dressing up or down.
Light Oxford shirt with button-down collar
Choose a shirt that is just long enough to fit inside your pants when tucked, but also short enough to look good when not tucked. A shirt that is just a few inches below the waistband would be great.
White covered-placket formal shirt
A formal shirt that looks perfect with a tuxedo or a navy suit.
If you want an upscale casual look, a blazer is the way to go. Wear it with a pair of dark jeans and a nice shirt.
A classic tuxedo is another item that your wardrobe should never be without. A black tuxedo is best as it’s more traditional.
A bow tie is crucial for the overall look of a tuxedo ensemble. However, it’s use does not have to be limited to the tux, try it on an upscale casual ensemble.
Solid dark navy “four season” suit
A traditional suit appropriate for a variety of occasions, from work to formal events.
White cotton pocket squares
A suit without one of these is a naked suit. Be sure to include white cotton pocket with your outfit.