The frustration of the classic closet full of clothes and nothing to wear dilemma is often the result of low-quality pieces, a limited amount of key basics, and a lack of versatile options. With just a few essentials and smart investment pieces, you can streamline your wardrobe while expanding your style. The perfect options are easy to wear year-round, built to last, and are high-quality enough to add polish to any outfit. You don’t have to break the bank, but a few luxe fabrics, bold accessories, and tailored cuts will ensure that your closet has a foundation that can elevate a simple pair of jeans, give you options for layering and mixing and matching, and transcend trends and seasons. Here are a few of our favorite tips and choices to create a solid foundation for any wardrobe:
Up Your Accessories Game
There’s no more iconic men’s accessory than the classic wristwatch. A staple that will never go out of style, a nice watch can complement any outfit and add a touch of class to any look. The options for designs and brands are endless and should be chosen based on your own personal style, but a clean face and classic design ensures you’ll want to wear your watch as an everyday staple for years to come.
Not only defense against inclement weather, but a well-made scarf is also the perfect finishing touch for any outfit. One of the most functional and stylish elements of any wardrobe, a luxurious scarf is an essential for every closet. For a luxe option, check out our Merino wool scarves, which come in an assortment of bold colors and classic neutrals to complement every style.
Create Your Capsule Collection
The concept of the capsule wardrobe was first introduced in 1985 when Donna Karen created the first capsule collection. The collection was limited to seven pieces and the term has come to push consumers to buy less, wear more, and have high-quality items as the foundation of the collection. With just a few key pieces, a capsule wardrobe can be remixed regularly, empowering buyers to shop less (and with more intention), always look polished, and define a personal sense of style. Pieces like our Romeo Merino classic crew neck cardigan are a great investment piece for any men’s capsule wardrobe. It can take a three-piece suit to the next level or dress up a simple button-down and casual jeans. Made of 100% Merino wool, it can be worn year-round and will serve as an essential season after season.
Neutrals Are Your Friend
Though we love bright styles and bold colors, building a base of classic neutrals is the smartest way to make the most of your money. Because neutrals naturally complement each other, they provide the most functional and versatile base for any closet. A simple black sweater or classic brown vest will pair beautifully with other bright colors and bold patterns that you choose to wear.
If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some new essentials, check out our complete collection at the Romeo Merino website. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to get exclusive perks, offers, and first looks at our latest offerings.