When it comes to your personal sense of style, you are likely more concerned with convenience and comfort as you are with being fashionable and trendy. While it is nice to be able to look put together and to present yourself well in public, you also don’t want to compromise on your overall sense of comfort.
Moreover, with so much going on during your day, the last thing that you want to do is spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out what to put on in the morning. You would rather reach for the same t-shirt and jeans combo every morning in order to get this part of the day over with.
Unfortunately, such an approach isn’t exactly appropriate for a grown man. Rather, it is necessary to put a bit of effort into your look so that you can appear presentable and ready for the day. The good news is that by building a capsule wardrobe for yourself, you can take all of the guesswork out of choosing an outfit in the morning and still look great for the day ahead.
If you are looking to build a capsule wardrobe for yourself to create a more convenient and efficient way of getting ready in the morning, here are a few tips to help you do just that.
Choose Classic, Versatile Pieces
The key to building a functional capsule wardrobe is to start by choosing the sort of pieces that are timeless in nature and that are versatile. Opting for timeless pieces will allow you to stay stylish as trendy fashions come and go, while the versatility of your pieces will allow you to remove a lot of the guesswork associated with building an outfit.
For example, cowboy boots are a type of shoe that has been around for ages. They are comfortable, fashionable, and easy to pair with any casual look. A plain white t-shirt is just as timeless and easy to pair with a variety of pants ranging from blue jeans to khaki shorts.
When you start building your capsule wardrobe, focus on finding these timeless and versatile pieces that will be easy to mix and match.
Go for Quality Items
You might think that spending a significant amount on a single item is a waste of money. However, when building a capsule wardrobe, it is important to go with quality items over cheap, lesser quality pieces. While this might mean a bit more of an upfront investment, you will find yourself wearing these items for many years to come.
Take the time to find a couple of quality suits, for example. Spend a little more to have it tailored, and if you can swing it you should consider going for a bespoke suit. The tailored nature of such items will make for a statement look that is polished and impressive. Furthermore, if you aren’t in the habit of wearing suits often, they will be the perfect item to turn to for special occasions when you need to look your best.
Focus on Neutrals
While a pop of color here and there is great, you will find much more success with your capsule wardrobe by focusing on neutral colors. This sort of palate is much more masculine and can be mixed and matched easily for maximum convenience.
This doesn’t mean that your wardrobe should be totally void of color. Rather, do your best to make the bulk of your key pieces neutral by choosing blacks, whites, browns, and neutral shades of blue. These colors will be easy to pair with one another as well as with any pops of color you want to incorporate on a given day.