We’re entering the 3rd month of 2023, y’all! Whether you’ve found your style and have served some serious looks since the start of the year, or you’re still trying to figure out what suits you, it’s always a good idea to reevaluate your wardrobe essentials repertoire. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of essentials you can consider adding to your wardrobe. From outerwear down to shoes, these items will get you through the next 9 months without any fashion fails. Incorporate any one of these into your fits and you’ll be looking fly for the rest of the year!
There’s something so effortlessly chic and stylish about a classic sweater vest. It’s the easiest way to look like you know what you’re doing without much effort. You can just layer this sweater with a boxy tee or a button up, paired with some baggy trousers or even work pants to give your style an effortless level up. Perfect for the in-between weather, you can even wear them as is and look chic AF.
In case you didn’t know, no-lace boots are taking over all the runways now! Don’t believe us? Just look at MSCHF’s Big Red Boots that took over the internet by storm. If tying your shoes seems like a hassle to you, going for a no-lace, no-fuss boot is a no brainer. You can either go for a classic pair of Chelsea boots or some waterproof work boots, or just anything that will make a statement.
Baggy Cargo Pants
When we say baggy, we mean baggy. Gone are the days of slim cargo pants (thankfully), the pants with many pockets, cause we’re back to being baggy! One of the reasons we love cargo pants is their versatility. They can be dressed up with a nice sweater or kept casual with a t-shirt or button down. It’s an easy way to put together a simple streetwear fit that will give you some structure and style.
Every guy needs a good pair of sneakers for that sporty dad-look that’s so on trend right now. Yes, we’re talking about those shoes you would wear jogging around the block in. And for fashion-approved running shoes, you should definitely check out everything by ASICS. Not only are their shoes very comfortable, they’re the OG sport shoes that should be an essential in every guy’s closet.
Thanks to the increasingly popular “gorpcore” fashion craze that has been going on recently, people are now wearing windbreakers everywhere they go. The brand known for its outdoor wear, Arc’teryx, has gone from a hiker’s favourite to a streetwear flex, thanks to the influence of iconic trend-setters like Virgil Abloh and Drake. They’re slick, they keep you warm, and they’re very durable.
Slim-straight Cut Jeans
It’s safe to say that jeans are a must in any guy’s wardrobe. They’re timeless, last a long time, and they rarely go out of style. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of slim-straight cut jeans that have a comfortable fit and that will pair with any outfit. The Levi’s 511s are a great option if you’re looking for a pair of flattering, yet comfortable jeans. They have a sturdy construction, stitching, and stretch, and they leave room for your lower legs so you don’t have to worry about that tight feeling around your ankles.
A Black Blazer
Just like jeans, a black blazer is a wardrobe essential. This is because you can either go full formal, matching them with slacks and a tie, or a casual look pairing them with a pair of faded jeans and some slick boots. They’re just an easy way to elevate any look you have, because they look great with just about anything!
A Chunky Clog
Adding a chunky clog into the mix is always a good idea if you’re looking to spice up your low-effort ensemble. They’re extremely comfortable, bold, and super eye-catching. Plus, they’re easy to slip on or off, which makes them incredibly versatile. Despite their unconventional and unique design, they actually go with any outfit you wear.