As we approach Spring, it’s time to restock that wardrobe. Before you fill it with the trendiest pieces of the season, ensure your foundation is right with timeless staples that can go with almost anything you own or will ever own. From basic shirts to the one pair of footwear you should definitely own, we have carefully listed down 7 classic casual wear essentials for every young, dapper gentleman.
1. A pair of Straight-Leg Jeans
It is obvious that a pair of Jeans is on the 7 casual essentials list. Almost everyone owns a pair and loves it! We recommend a pair of Straight leg jeans. This pair of jeans is smartly tailored to give you enough leg-room for you to be free. A dark-coloured pair would do justice to most t-shirts and even shirts for that matter.
2. A pair of Chinos
This could play as a brilliant alternative to your pair of Denims, or even be a good option if you don’t want to wear your suit trousers. Pairing options are completely endless- Crew neck T-Shirt, Henley, Shirt, anything would go well with it. Just avoid dirtying it, as it can get stained pretty easily and it won’t pull of the dirty and fashionable look like your pair of Jeans. The best thing about Chinos is that you have a variety of colour options!
3. Polo T-Shirt
Invented originally for Tennis and later ingrained into the sport of Polo, these shirts have come a long way. They have been popular in the 1940s and have never really gone out of style. Polo t-shirts are extremely smart looking and speak high volumes about a man’s personality. Invest in some bold, dark coloured polo shirts, you definitely won’t regret it!
4. A White, button-down Shirt
A white, button-down shirt is the most versatile attire a man could own. Now this may come off as formal, but be assured it serves the casual look equally. It is simple, elegant and displays a relaxed look. You can pair a white shirt with your favourite pair of dark denims or chinos. For a truly casual look, roll up your sleeves till your elbow, sport a pair of dress shoes and you’re good to go!
5. Plain sneakers
Sneakers were originally intended to be worn for sports and athletics. Today, however, they have evolved into everyday wear. And, why not? Sneakers are tremendously trendy and smart looking! Opt for a pair in white, black or navy with laces. You can pull off on almost anything in sneakers, except formal outfits of course!
6. A pair of Leather Sandals
Now, this cannot be argued upon. It has casual written all over it! You obviously won’t put on a pair of sneakers each time you go to the beach or even when you down to the grocery store.Sandals have turned highly fashionable and can be worn best with your pair of jeans or shorts.
7. A pair of shorts
This list would clearly not be complete without a pair of shorts. This is the best outfit for summer. We recommend a pair of utility shorts – they are highly functional and would go best on a crew-neck t-shirt or a Polo shirt. For a classier option, we suggest a pair of chino shorts – worn best with a short sleeved shirt
We hope this list helps demystify your casual must-haves. Do let us know what you think about our list and also share your consider essential.