Having a great fashion sense isn’t the most important thing in the world. Sometimes people are too busy, or don’t have the money for an exquisite wardrobe full of this season’s latest suits. That being said, there are some wardrobe pieces that every man should have. Most of these pieces are actually quite affordable, and you can find them almost anywhere if you please. If you’re wondering what exactly those are, here are the 5 essential wardrobe pieces that every man should have.

Button Downs

A nice button down shirt is always an essential piece for any man’s wardrobe. Not every occasion you go to is going to call for a full- formal suit. Most of the time a nice button down (preferably tailored) will usually do the trick. The best part? You can get one almost anywhere! Thrift shops, a goodwill, even Walmart has nice looking button- down shirts for a reasonable price.


Button downs aren’t the only thing that’s cheap. You can usually go and find a nice pair of slacks almost anywhere, and they are also essential for a man’s wardrobe.A nice pair will generally only cost you around $30, but might go up a bit more if you choose to get them personally tailored. Slacks can be worn is almost any setting: formal, casual, semi-casual, etc. Owning a pair of slacks is always a necessity, so if you don’t own a pair now go out and buy some.


A nice set of flats or loafers is essential to a man’s wardrobe. Though most of them don’t look the best, flats are very comfortable and can be worn for long periods of time without the worry of your feet blistering. This is perfect if you’re going to a business party and you know you’re going to be standing for a while. Though they aren’t meant for much formal wear, flats can be pulled off on business casual/ semi- casual dress.


On the cold nights during the winter, it can be difficult to pull off a button down. Many are thin and will leave you freezing during the colder months, which is why it’s always a good idea to also keep a sweater in your wardrobe. Though sweaters aren’t anyone’s main choice of fashion, they’re still great to have put away in your closet. A fashionable sweater will not only keep you warm, but will also ensure that you’re still in a semi-formal dress that looks amazing!


Finally, accessories are everything when it comes to your wardrobe. Though you don’t want to overdo it, you need to have at least 3 different colored ties, and a watch to add to your clothes. This is to dress up your fashion, and is quite literally the bare minimum that you need. The smallest thing you add to what you’re wearing could be exactly what you needed to pull it off.

Acquiring a nice suit doesn’t have to be a main priority when it comes to a man’s wardrobe. There are a few things that he needs, and these can be found at a reasonable price. Now that you know the 5 essential wardrobe pieces, hopefully if you don’t have all of these pieces, you’ll go out and get them soon.