By fashion contributor Ali from WITH AN I.E.
Have you ever wanted to give your guy a style makeover? I know I’ve slowly started adding a few new pieces to my guy’s wardrobe to get him out of the cargo and t-shirt rut. With gift season approaching, now is a good time to be on the lookout for stylish finds to update your guy’s wardrobe. Here are 5 closet staples for the modern man.
5 Wardrobe Essentials for Men
1. Messenger bag
Otherwise known as the “man bag.” Guys need stylish options for carrying their things too, right? This messenger bag has a simple, casual design, making it great for everyday use, and the neutral colors go with anything.
2. Plaid shirt
Every guy should have a plaid shirt in their wardrobe. They are a classic item and great for the weekend. Guys can wear it with a pair of colored chinos to mix it up or even with a pair of jeans. Wear it with the sleeves rolled up for a casual look or dress it up by wearing it with a skinny wool tie and cardigan sweater.
3. Utility Jacket
A well-fitting jacket is a must for guys. The neutral gray color is versatile, and the military style gives it a modern update. This jacket would look great layered with a button down shirt and a sweater for fall.
4. Colored chinos
Add some color to the classic chino pants. If you do pick a bolder color be sure to keep the rest of your look simple or neutral. Let the pants make the statement. These pants are great because they can be dressed up with a button-down shirt and dress shoes or dressed down with a t-shirt and sneakers.
5. Chukka boots
Chukka boots are great because they are the in-between option of a boot and an oxford. I like how casual these are for everyday wear but dressier than a sneaker. For a modern take, try wearing them with a slimmer pant or with a pair of pants rolled up a few times.
See how the Target Fall Collection is designed to take you through a season of stylish looks at Target.com/Merona.
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