Por Paola Noriega
Trust me, you don’t need to waste a lot of money in order to make yourself looks fashionable. You only need these 10 basic items, a mix-and-matching skills, and a big badass confidence!
Open your closet and lets check your collection! Do you have…
1. Black formal suit
Invest a little more here, this black formal suit gonna save you in every formal ocassions. Simply, sleek, yet stylish. There’s nothing else I can say.
Preferably dark denim. But light color and faded denim will be just fine if you think you look good on it. Choose one kind of denim that fits you best. Whether it’s skinny, flare, or straight cut. It doesn’t have to be raw Nudie or APC, anyway.
3. Polo Shirt
Dark color will always be your safest bet but today, light is the new dark. Yes you will look good on mustard, light green, even pink! Confidence is the key, it doesn’t have to be branded. Let’s forget Lacoste and Fred Perry for a while.
4. Chino/Khaki Pants
Classic item with classic color. It goes with almost everything. You can wear it with shirts, tees, polos, anything. It might be a perfect replacement when you start to get enough of your denim.
Four types of shoes that can save your lives are formal leather shoes, sneakers, loafers, and chukka/desert boots. you will always have options for each and every ocassion!
Short sleeve, long sleeve, plain, plaid, stripes, gingham, denim, any kind of shirt that suits your style. White plain long sleeves is the most important though.
From hoodies to sweaters. Leather to denim. Bomber to biker. Varsity to blazer. Any kind of your signature jacket will do.
8. Band T-shirt
I don’t have to say that this one is important, but I believe you already owned at least 3 tees inside your closet, right? Band tee is one simple item to boost your coolness. Pick one (or more) of your favorite band. Ramones? AC/DC? The Beatles? Daft Punk? Coldplay? Anything!
Complete your wardrobe with silk tie. You just never know how much you’ll need this thing. Choose a basic pattern. So you can pair it with your patterned shirts (ie : plaids/ginghams) as well.
10. Bermuda/Cargo Shorts
Give you an instant stylish vibe at casual occasion. Try to pair it with your band tee, layer it with denim shirt, then slip your moccasin on. Awesome! With this items in your ‘arsenal’ you will never lose ‘the fashion war’ again ! So keep mix and match-ing & keep fashionable lads! ^^