You can’t go wrong with a plethora of basics in your closet. Ain’t nothing bad about keeping it simple, especially when it comes to men’s fashion.
Most guys just want something that they can get up and throw on. Basically, I’m telling you to do the opposite of mixing up your wardrobe.
You might think I’m joking, but risk-taking isn’t for everyone. These outfits have a 100% success rate.
Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
1. Obvious Hipster
Sometimes, you are just obviously a hipster. Embrace your inner self and don’t give in to bright colors and things like rays of happiness and sunshine. For you, keeping it dark means keeping it 100.
Pick up your dirty old black jeans that you probably bought at the Salvation Army for $5.00, toss on a white t-shirt, and slip on whatever boots or shoes you have laying around outside your front door.
This look has essentially no thought put into it. You just need the basics of the basics. Keep a stash of ripped-up black pants and nicely fitting t-shirts, like the ones you can find at Trim.
Go ahead and get their 3 for $99 deal. Those H&M ones that you got on sale two days ago have already outlived their lifespan.
Quality over quantity, people.
2. Pop of Color
You can still go black and white, but add a little bit of color to show off some flair every now and then. Shoes or colorful accessories, like mirrored sunglasses, are a great way to show that you’ve got a bit of edge to you.
These yellow shoes are a bit bright and normally wouldn’t look good with an already colorful outfit, but they totally work because of the neutral aesthetic happening.
Get a few pairs of quirky kicks that you can throw in whenever you’re feeling a bit bored of the same old sh*t.
3. Classic Suit
There’s nothing hotter than a man who can really rock an all black suit. You’ll have me going from calling your Mister to Sir in no time with a look like this.
This traditional all black suit is paired nicely with an unconventional dress shirt, which still presents a very Wolf of Wallstreet vibe.
For days that you need to impress, keep one of these bad boys located in the back of your closet. You don’t always have to pull it out, but when you do, you know you’re going to stir up quite the buzz amongst your co-workers and lady friends.
Pro-tip: Always drink an Old Fashioned while wearing a suit like this. I swear to God, clothes will just begin falling off.
Not you, Jim. For God’s sake. Keep them on!
Extra points for a cigar and a devilish look in your eyes.
4. Possible Motorcyclist
Possibly going for a motorcycle ride later? If not, she’ll never know. Wearing all black gives you that mysterious look of “I’m probably up to no good, wanna find out, doe?”
Like I mentioned earlier, these styles are so simple to do, but are honestly seriously hot. A man can never have enough pairs of black jeans in my eyes. Use your hipster jeans and pair them with a plain black t-shirt, from Trim, which you already bought earlier, because I told you to.
Look complete…well almost.
A nice pair of black leather sneakers and a moto jacket complete your bad boy image in .05 seconds.
5. Heavenly Hot Dude
Looking this fresh is a true accomplishment. I’m a big fan of being in a monochromatic outfit. There’s no better way to look futuristic and edgy than to be dressed in all white.
Stay away from looking like a complete angel by implementing several tones of white into your outfit. You don’t want to look like you have an appointment with God after this.
Never do a khaki pant, because yikes, but a white or an off-white color like a neutral beige is A-okay in my book. You almost want to think of the truly white color as an accent tone, or else you’ll just be blinding everyone with your purity.
This guy is really only wearing a white shirt and white shoes, otherwise, pretty much everything else is beige. Either way, he’s looking like one fly dude.
6. Probable Douche Bag
The Probable Douchebag is a guy you look at and say, “That guy is probably a douchebag.” He has a turtleneck on and looks impossible good wearing it, which is really confusing, because turtlenecks aren’t supposed to be cool. They’re supposed to be for your dad.
If you believe you can pull off the toughest look of them all, I say go for it. Get rich or die trying, right?
Don’t try anything crazy and buy a t-neck with an argyle pattern on it. We’re not trying to appeal to your inner Ted Bundy, okay? The point is to look sophisticated and simple. I like how this turtleneck isn’t very slouchy either. This guy looks like a sharp dude transported straight into our world via the 1950s.
Make sure you are keeping that whole vibe together. If you are going to dress like you’re from a different era, you gotta go full out. Shoes, tailored pants, and even the socks.
Don’t screw this up for all of us.
Nevertheless, these are all looks that you should try at least once in your lifetime. Mix and match them and you’ll be surprised what all you can do with a closet full of solely black and white clothes.
Other colors are overrated any way.