Fashion is a fickle. Seasons change, trends change and what is 'in' one day is 'outdated' the next. Despite the cyclical trends in fashion, there are certain essentials - a wallet, shades, dark indigo jeans - that will always keep you looking stylish, no matter the time of year. This list of absolute must-haves is not particularly long - you just have to get it right. We have selected 5 basics that will keep you looking classy all the time.
If there's one thing no man can live without - it's his wallet. It would not be wrong to say, "A wallet is man's best friend." A sleek wallet that sits subtly in the pocket without changing the outline of your ensemble goes some way towards hinting at your personality and status. Keep in mind a few do's and don'ts when purchasing a wallet. Ensure it has the right number of pockets, including those for coins, cards, and notes. Slim wallets and bi-fold wallets are popular nowadays. Instead of getting traditional colours like black, tan and brown, look for shades like olive green, navy blue, maroon, or whatever you suits your style.
Black 'Gucci Signature' Wallet
$380 USD (Rs 27,000 approx)
A pair of sneakers is a must-have for every wardrobe. This casual footwear can anchor almost any look. From Balenciaga to Gucci, sneakers have become an essential in every man's wardrobe. You can pair them with your favourite denims, shorts, and even with suits. Sneakers offer a level of comfort, style, and versatility that other shoes can't match.
GUCCI Ace Watersnake-Trimmed Embroidered Leather Sneakers
£532.80 (Rs 47,144 approx)
Morphing from functionality, the belt is an important accessory that has become an important mainstay of any look. When looking for one, go for a belt that expresses your personal style. Choose one with care as it can make or break a look. Select your belt wisely according to your body structure. Anything wider than an inch has a tendency to make you look heavier and older than you are.
Salvatore Ferragamo Reversible Adjustable Belt
$395.00 (Rs 27,483 approx)
A good backpack is a staple now, and not only when you are traveling. The right bag brings some sort of order, convenience and style to the way you function every day. Be it a bike-trip, long hike or a day trip to someplace away from the mundane life, you can literally pack your life into one backpack.
Louis Vuitton Damier Soho Backpack
$1,885.00 (Rs 1.31 lakh approx)
Summer might get all the sunglass hype, but to be honest, a pair of good shades is a must in every season. Whether it's in the scorching sun, on the beach or when you are out on a windy day, there's always a place for shades. Sunglasses add an element of intrigue, mystery, and offer a touch of privacy.
Consider the shape of your face before buying a new pair of shades. If you have a square face, try round frames, if you have a rounder face, opt for a square or rectangular ones.
Gucci Black Sensual Romanticism Aviator Sunglasses
$210 (Rs 14,600 approx)
Have a good time in refreshing your wardrobe!