No wardrobe is complete without the basic pieces of everyday style: T-shirts, jeans, sneakers and some simple accessories. They are the comfort food of clothing: something we can turn to when we don’t know what else to wear. Even though many of these basic pieces become our favorites because they are so versatile, it can be difficult to spice them up when we’re so used to wearing them all the time.
This Fashionisto showed that there are ways to wear the basics without actually looking basic. He took the casual T-shirt and jeans look up a notch by paying attention to the details in each piece. The patterned striped T-shirt is an upgrade from a plain tee, yet is still comfortable and casual enough for everyday wear. By pairing the jogger-style khaki pants with his black Nike sneakers, this Fashionisto gives his look a sporty-cool vibe.
He finished off his outfit with a pair of classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and a brown leather Fossil watch. This Fashionisto’s mixture of basic pieces, along with his attention to detail shows that even comfortable, everyday pieces can be brought together to create a fresh, new look.
How To: Even without paying attention to detail on every single staple piece of clothing, every look can be amped up simply by switching out one basic piece for a more fun one. Comfort does not have to be forfeited for style, as the switch can be as simple as trading in a plain T-shirt for a patterned one. Try a fun printed shirt, like a tropical tee from PacSun. This summery pattern is like the men’s version of a floral tee – bold without going overboard.