15 Wardrobe Essentials Every Man Should Own

Get to know the 15 staples every guy should have in their closet – from shirts to shoes!

By: Niki | February 27, 2018

Putting a wardrobe together can be daunting, and something that takes time. Just as the seasons do, trends come and go, but there are always key pieces that are considered ‘staples’ in anyone’s wardrobe – the basic items that are essential for creating a wardrobe around. Certain must-haves, like button-up shirts and oxford shoes, are just the beginning to the pieces that will keep your wardrobe looking great year-round. Here’s the list of men’s essentials we feel should be in every guy’s closet, from top to bottom (and where we found them)…


  1. Crew neck t-shirts – Gap
  2. Short sleeve button up – Express
  3. White button up shirt – Macy’s
  4. Blue button up shirt – Gap
  5. Go-to sweater (crew or v-neck) – Gap
  6. Neutral cardigan – Express
  7. A sport coat – Express
  8. Navy or charcoal suit – Macy’s
  9. Timepiece (a classic watch) – Macy’s
  10. Reversible belt – Express
  11. Dark wash jeans – Macy’s
  12. Khaki chinos – Gap
  13. Navy chinos – Gap
  14. Oxford shoes – Macy’s
  15. Sneakers – Express


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I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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