The essentials of any outfit start from the basic five items in your wardrobe. Any successful man needs to be able to quickly throw on any item, whether that be a crewneck jumper or the perfect suit that will last you a lifetime. 

A well-fitting suit – A fitted blazer and suit trousers in the typical colours of navy, black or grey come in handy for a number of occasions. A wedding, job interview or an important meeting, a good suit will be there for you at any major life event.

Take a look at this Full-canvas, slim-fit Manhattan Collection suit from Giorgio Armani.

Style tip: There isn’t one. A well-fitting suit doesn’t need a style tip.

Plain white t-shirt – A white t-shirt is the main foundation of any wardrobe. You can get a quality, white tee from most high-end brands.

Take a look at this Cotton Jersey T-shirt from Burberry. 

Style tip: The reason a white t-shirt is so important in your wardrobe is because it can be thrown on under various open shirts and still look like a completely different outfit every day.

Black skinny jeans – The most versatile item you’ll have in your wardrobe. They can be worn again and again and will always look different.

Take a look at these 510 Skinny Fit Jeans from Levi’s.

Style tip: Have you got a smart/casual event coming up? Pair your black jeans with a suit jacket for a smart look.

A denim jacket – A denim jacket can be teamed up for a casual day or well-dressed night look. Whether it be checked trousers or denim jeans. 

Take a look at this Classic Denim Jacket from Givenchy.

Style tip: Pick a black denim jacket. Black goes with both black or blue jeans and you have no worry of committing the fashion faux pas of double denim.

A crewneck jumper – From Merino wool to cashmere blends a crewneck jumper is a great wardrobe item to transition you into the winter months.

Take a look at this Navy Chunky-Knit Wool Sweater from Paul Smith.

Style tip: Layering is massively in at the moment. Remember that white tee? Yep you can even throw it under your navy crewneck jumper too.