Time to simplify your wardrobe with the easy fashion essentials every man needs

Curating the perfect wardrobe is all about nailing the basics. Build a solid foundation first, and then indulge in some of your more wild sartorial pursuits. To get you started, here is a list of simple essentials that will stand you in good stead for the season ahead.

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A Pair of Standout Sneakers

A Pair of Standout Sneakers

A Pair of Standout Sneakers

A Pair of Standout Sneakers

There are sneakers and then there are sneakers, and these ones from Prada are deemed (in our book, at least) essential for the casual ‘cool’ and intriguing detail they promise to bring to an otherwise straightforward outfit. 

Prada PRAX 01 nylon sneakers 

A Versatile Shirt

A Versatile Shirt

A Versatile Shirt

A Versatile Shirt

A casual, collared shirt should sit at the heart of your repertoire. Easy to wear with anything, this piece will lend a certain formality to outfits that call for more than just a casual look.

Dadelszen cashmere and cotton shirt

A Sleek Weekender

A Sleek Weekender

A Sleek Weekender

A Sleek Weekender

Every man needs a bag that says, ‘I’ve travelled’ without looking like it actually says ‘backward through a bush, that is.’ Cast aside the luggage you’ve been pulling off your top shelf for years, and invest in a smart, sleek-looking bag that will add to your sartorial prowess, not detract from it.

Louis Vuitton bag 

A Comfortable Sweater

A Comfortable Sweater

A Comfortable Sweater

A Comfortable Sweater

In an age when comfort has become key, an all-purpose sweater is non-negotiable. Opting for something that is a step up from slouchy without feeling too high-end means that you will be able to pair it with anything. 

Elle + Riley Asher cashmere crewneck

A Layering Piece

A Layering Piece

A Layering Piece

A Layering Piece

A scarf will prove perhaps the most useful accessory in your wardrobe, particularly in the face of changing temperatures. Whether used as sleek layering or a heavy-duty coverup this piece is as stylish as it is user-friendly. 

Acne Studios scarf from Workshop

A Pair of Everyday Shades

A Pair of Everyday Shades

A Pair of Everyday Shades

A Pair of Everyday Shades

Not only are they practical, sophisticated, and destined to give you an air of mystery, but dark shades will also be your best friend when trying to mask a previous night’s conviviality.

Dita Lancier Sea Lens sunglasses from Parker & Co

A Steadfast Belt

A Steadfast Belt

A Steadfast Belt

A Steadfast Belt

Secure, reliable and always there to pull things up when you’re feeling down, a classic belt is a must in any man’s wardrobe. Start with one in solid black leather before adding brown, beige, or more detailed iterations to your repertoire. 

Workshop Denim narrow leather belt

A Throw-On Jacket

A Throw-On Jacket

A Throw-On Jacket

A Throw-On Jacket

A lightweight jacket should always be on hand for days when one layer simply will not do. Opt for a style that is elegant and understated so as to be able to wear it with everything. 

Our Legacy Stingrider jacket from Workshop

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