It is a classic dilemma: you want to look good but are far too busy to waste time in the morning deliberating over clothing choices. With a capsule wardrobe containing a compact selection of clothing that you can mix and match, the effortless style you desire will be yours in minutes. The following six timeless pieces will enhance any capsule wardrobe.
The trusty polo shirt
Associated with gentlemen’s sports such as rugby and tennis, the polo shirt is the perfect capsule wardrobe item. It can be dressed up or down and you can choose either a long-sleeved or short-sleeved option. Polo shirts are available in different colours and styles from established brands such as Lyle & Scott shirts. Depending on the look you are going for, the polo shirt can be paired well with loose jeans or well-fitted chinos and a smart blazer or a casual fleece.
The timelessly appealing Chelsea boot
For enduringly fashionable footwear that complements various clothing choices, the iconic Chelsea boot is a must-have. Brown is the best shade to choose, as it is more versatile than black; the latter looks more formal and is hard to dress down. A brown Chelsea boot will equally complement jeans and chinos, or suit trousers for the office.
Good quality brogues
A good capsule wardrobe ensures you always have something perfect to pull on in a hurry, whatever the occasion. Luxe and sleek, brogues are perfect for occasions when you need to look smart.
No capsule wardrobe would be complete without good quality knitwear. Retailers such as EJ Menswear offer all the timeless classics you need, from on-trend cable-knit jumpers to practical yet fashionable zipped cardigans.
Jeans will never go out of fashion and are a firm favourite with most men. For effortless style, you need to find the style that works for your height and build. Many shops offer a personal shopper service to help you find the perfect fit.
Two shades of chinos
Chinos are an essential item in your capsule wardrobe. To get the most out of this item, you should invest in one tan pair and one navy pair. In this way, you will always have a cooler shade for a daytime look and a darker, sharper colour for the evenings.