I’ve got something a little different for you today. I know that the majority of my audience is women, and my expertise is mainly with women’s capsule wardrobes. I’m no expert when it comes to men’s fashion. However, my boyfriend Jason is always asking me for style advice because of what I do. So I finally decided to put together a simple, year-round capsule wardrobe for men! It’s made up of 35 basic pieces which I think make a great foundation to build upon in your wardrobe or just use as a standalone closet year-round.
In case you’re new to capsule wardrobes, it’s basically a reduced wardrobe that has been curated to fit your personal style. The pieces are selected with intention and all of them work well together. The point is to make it easier for you to get dressed in the morning, keep your wardrobe uncluttered, and make you feel better and more confident in what you’re wearing.
The pieces in this wardrobe are meant to be functional and appropriate for a variety of occasions, from casual daytime looks to the office to special occasions. It should also carry you pretty well through all four seasons of the year, depending on what part of the world you live in. I’ve included some outfit ideas towards the end of the post to give you some inspiration. Without further ado, let’s get into the capsule!
These items are meant to be more of a guideline, so you can feel free to switch up the colours or brands to fit your style. And if there’s one thing I learned from binge watching Tan France on Queer Eye, when it comes to men’s clothing, the most important thing is fit. You want to make sure that your shirts and pants fit you well, and aren’t too small or, as is more often the case, too big.
In terms of where to shop for good basics, my top three favourite stores that I’m always recommending to Jason are:
Other places to get good basics are Zara (despite that it is fast fashion, if you use the clothes for a long time, it can be more sustainable); J Crew; and Aldo or Little Burgundy for shoes. Depending on where you are in the world, however, you might have different options. Let me know some of your favourite stores in the comments!
For even more outfit inspiration, check out my Men’s Style board on Pinterest.
I hope you found this article interesting and helpful! Like I said, I’m not an expert in men’s fashion so while I think this might be functional, you may not agree. If there’s anything you feel is missing from this capsule, please let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading,
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