It's easy to get stuck in a wardrobe rut, donning the same well-worn pairs of jeans, tees and work attire day after day. This is especially the case for men, who may not always be aware of the different looks out there and who generally have fewer options than women when it comes to switching up their closet staples. Fortunately, all it takes is a few stylish accessories to upgrade your sartorial repertoire and keep you well-dressed for a variety of occasions. Stock up on fashionable, practical pieces that will give your outfits the stylistic boost they need. Does this Spark an idea?
A Stylish Timepiece
A stylish timepiece is an essential men's accessory that can both upgrade an outfit and express your personal style. Ideally, you'll have more than one so you don't have to whip out your investment watch for outdoors activities nor your waterproof sport watch at a work meeting. However, if you only choose one watch, be sure it's a versatile style that you can wear at a range of events. And since this must-have will likely be worn just about every day, opt for the best-quality piece you can afford to avoid schlepping back to the store for a new watch every year.
A few quality, versatile ties are must-haves in any man's wardrobe for work settings and other occasions when a suit is mandatory. Those who frequently suit up should upgrade their wardrobe with at least one new, wearable yet fashionable tie each year. Eventually, you should have a wide variety of ties in different shades and widths that work for every season and major occasion, from job interviews and work meetings to weddings.
Belts are the perfect example of a men's must-have accessory, fulfilling its practical side by holding up pants while enhancing an ensemble. It's important to color-coordinate leather belts with your shoes, especially for work or other formal occasions, so you'll want at least a few belts to go with your various footwear. For casual outfits, opt for less conservative belts in different materials such as canvas or with detailing such as stripes, braiding or metal grommets.
If you don't already have one, invest in a quality black or brown leather wallet that fits easily into a pants or coat pocket. This classic money-holder is a must-have accessory for men of all ages, providing timeless style on top of practicality. Choose a flat leather billfold with a change pocket that you can carry wherever you go instead of digging into your pockets.