One of the biggest problems men have with fashion today is how meaningless trends have made it impossible to create a core wardrobe. Having a capsule wardrobe is one of the best ways you can remain timelessly sophisticated. Being able to mix and match items in your wardrobe with stylish core pieces is easy, sustainable, and makes you look effortlessly fashionable. However, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start. Here are all the most versatile pieces that you can add to any man’s wardrobe, so you can start your core wardrobe today. 


Black Jeans

You can never go wrong with neutral coloured denim. Jeans have been a core item of men’s style since the 1940s – over 80 years later, they are still one of the most important pieces to have in your wardrobe. Blue jeans look great, but black jeans are the most versatile. Black jeans can even be worn in some professional settings, depending on the line of work you are in. They can be styled with almost any colour top and any style of shoes. Investing in some good quality black jeans is one of the best ways to create a core wardrobe. 


Button Down Shirt

Need to look smart, but not too formal? The classic button down shirt is one of the best pieces you can have at your disposal. There are many ways to style a button-down shirt. If you’re going out on a date, this is a good piece to pair with dark jeans and a cool jacket. You can also wear this style to work for an effortlessly professional but stylish look. You can get multiple button down shirts in colours that suit you for extra versatility. 


Tailored Suit

This is one of the best core pieces you will need in order to create a versatile core wardrobe. You never know when you will need to wear a suit – impromptu wedding, formal dinner, job interview. Investing money into getting a tailored suit will make sure that you have a perfect fitting suit that is good for any occasion. Have you ever wondered how celebrities always look good? It’s because their clothes are specifically tailored to their body. Investing in one tailored suit can make you look good whenever you need to wear a suit. 


Good Trainers

Your feet are very important to take care of. If you wear a cheap t-shirt, it doesn’t matter too much. However, wearing cheap trainers can permanently affect your posture and your bones. Cheap, unsupportive trainers can cause health problems down the line. Investing in a good pair of trainers that are designed to support your posture and your feet is one of the best things you can do. Having a good pair of trainers can make any outfit you wear stylish – going to the gym, or wearing casual streetwear. Pick a neutral colour, so your trainers will go with your clothes. 


Plain T-Shirt

This is one of the best casual picks for versatile clothing. A plain t-shirt goes with anything and can be styled a multitude of different ways. For example, if you wear this with dark jeans and a leather jacket, this looks effortlessly stylish and casual. However, you can also wear it with a tracksuit and a cap, if you’re more comfortable wearing streetwear. You should get a few plain t-shirts in multiple different colours, so you can mix and match them as much as possible, then add a few simple mens accessories to finish the look. Investing in well made t-shirts made of organic cotton can mean that they last a lot longer, which is more sustainable in the long run. 


Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is one of the best fashion picks for men. They have been in style since the 1930s- they were popularised because they were worn as military wear. Male celebrities such as Marlon Brando and James Dean made them extremely in demand, as men wanted to emulate their classic, minimal style. They are also good to wear at any point in the year- they can keep you cool in the Spring, and warm in the Autumn. Invest in a good leather jacket to have a versatile piece of clothing that you can re-style again and again. 


Long Coat

In Winter, having a classic and stylish winter coat is one of the most important parts of creating a capsule wardrobe. Long coats are one of the best ways you can do this. They go really well with lots of different items such as casual jeans and a jumper. They also look really stylish when worn over a suit, so if you have a professional job, this may be a good pick for the winter commute. Make sure you get in a colour such as black, grey, beige or navy blue, so you can match with your other clothes. 


Turtleneck Jumper

You can’t really go wrong with a turtleneck jumper. They are great to wear in winter, and they can also be worn in some work settings. This piece can be layered with other pieces, allowing you to have control over the texture of your outfit. They are great for if you’re travelling, as you can take it on or off really easily. For a timeless professional look, wear with smart trousers, a matching blazer, and polished brogues. You can also wear them with jeans for a casual look. 


Leather Shoes

Investing in a really nice pair of smart, leather shoes is one of the best things you can do for both your wardrobe and your health. As aforementioned, cheap shoes can mess up your posture and your body. However, if you get a good pair of shoes, you can ensure that you are protecting your body. This is especially important if you need to wear smart shoes for work- having a good pair of shoes that will support your feet is very important. You can dress-up or dress-down leather shoes such as brogues, so this is a great way to have a versatile shoe collection that you can wear whatever the occasion. 


Beanie Hat 

Having at least one hat that will keep your head warm in winter is one of the most important pieces you should invest in. It’s important to dress for the weather, so you will be comfortable going about your day to day. There are many ways to style beanie hats. They are great to wear with your professional clothes on the way to work. However, if you’re a fan of the streetwear look, they look great with a premium hoodie and matching sweatpants. Having a hat is one of the best core items to have in your wardrobe. 

Start building your core wardrobe today with versatile pieces that you can mix and match to create amazing, timeless outfits. You won’t regret it!