14 Basics Every Guy Should Have in His Closet

If you're a guy and want to build the perfect wardrobe, you've come to the right place.

In order to be the best-dressed guy in any room you walk into, all you need are a few key pieces in your closet. There's no need to go shopping for each and every event! With that being said, here are the 14 basics every guy should have in his closet.

Basic Tees in Multiple Colors

If you ever find a basic tee that you fall in love with, buy it in every color! We're sure you already have one in mind that you wear all of the time, so why not snatch it in even more hues? If it fits you well and makes you feel put-together, it should be a no-brainer.


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Leather Jacket

A leather jacket might not be for everyone, but if you love the James Dean classic style, you should absolutely invest in a leather jacket. If you get a real one, it will last you for a lifetime, but if that's not in your budget (or you object to wearing lather), a vegan leather jacket will work, too!


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Black Jeans

Black jeans are an absolute must when it comes to a guy's closet. They're versatile and go with literally everything. Just make sure you find a pair that fits you well and keeps its black hue.


Chain or Watch

If you want to add some pizazz to your style or be known for a certain piece you wear every single day, we suggest investing in a chain or even a watch, depending on your vibe.


White Sneakers

White sneakers that you can wear day-to-day definitely deserve a spot in your closet. Whether you're a sneaker-head or only have five pairs of shoes to your name, have a classic white pair that you can rely on.


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Come fall and winter, trust us when we say you're going to want a turtleneck. Not only do they make you look more mature and suave, but they're so flattering! You will be getting compliments left and right if you rock one of these.


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A polo might not be for everyone, but if you ever find yourself on the golf course or somewhere similar, a polo is a great thing to have on hand. If you're not sure what color to go for, we suggest white.


Crewneck Sweater

There's something about a guy in a crewneck sweater that leaves us weak in the knees! They're adorable and easy to layer with collared shirts and jackets. Plus, they will keep you warm and fashionable!


Navy Suit

Whether you're going to a job interview, wedding, super fancy date or something else, trust us when we say you're going to want to have a reliable suit you can wear to them all. We think navy is a classic color that suits everyone.


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Dress Shoes

To go along with your suit, we suggest investing in a pair of dress shoes. They don't need to be wildly expensive or anything, but keep these in the back of your closet for when you need to rock your suit.


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Boots are another shoe style we think you should invest in. Whether you go for a classic combat or Chelsea style, having a pair of black or brown boots at the ready will prove to be very beneficial.


Short-Sleeve Button-Up

Short-sleeve button-ups are perfect for pretty much anything. Whether you're going out on a hot date or meeting up with friends at a party, a short-sleeve button-up will make you look put together and laid back at the same time.


Long-Sleeve Button-Up

On the same note, a long-sleeve button-up is another great basic to have in your wardrobe. These are great for fancier gatherings and events and can be layered with a sports jacket or worn on their own.


Bomber Jacket

Last but not least, a bomber jacket is another great basic for guys! They're timeless in style and look great with all sorts of outfits.


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