Putting together a man's capsule wardrobe may sound like a daunting task. After all, selecting just 24 items of clothing from which to create all your outfits may seem restrictive to some and overwhelming to others. Nevertheless, if you find fashion confusing and want to make dressing yourself well as simple as possible, a capsule wardrobe could be the ideal solution and compiling one may not be as difficult as you think.
Begin by thinking about your lifestyle. Do you go out to bars and clubs regularly or do you prefer less lively pursuits? Do you dress formally for work or casually? Do you spend a lot of time outdoors or are you more of a couch potato? Do you have children? All these questions are crucial to consider before selecting the perfect items for your capsule wardrobe. People with active children, for example, need to ensure that they have a few items that allow easy movement, so you can keep up with your kids' frenetic pace of life without compromising on fashion.
Your first item should be one well-fitting suit, preferably in a timeless colour like grey or black. If you have to wear a suit to work, two or three suits might be a more appropriate number. For slightly less formal workplaces, two pairs of smart trousers will do. Alternatively, if you rarely wear smart trousers in your work or social life, just one pair will be sufficient. Instead, invest in a couple of pairs of straight-legged jeans in dark or regular blue but avoid pre-distressed, ripped or frayed jeans. A good pair of black or brown corduroy trousers may also be worth considering, especially if you attend many smart-casual events.
When it comes to tops, two crisp white collared shirts are essential items of men's clothing, suitable for both work and formalwear.