With August coming to a close and the dreary winter mornings on their way out, there is no better time to ensure your grooming routine is in check and to revive your wardrobe with some classic, classy and casual essentials.
Trying to impress a first date, or perhaps you’re strutting a new look in the office? Every outfit, no matter how casual, is never fully complete without accessories. They provide that finishing touch that gets you from looking good to leaving a lasting impression. But first, you need to cross off the basics. While accessories add sophistication to your outfit, nothing creates more of a statement than a fresh face and hair in shape.
So put your body and face first, wardrobe second. Combine a solid grooming routine with the right accessories, and you can thank us later when the compliments start rolling in.
ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES FOR EVERY WARDROBE
BLACK AND NAVY BLUE TIE
While a classic staple of a man’s wardrobe, you’d be surprised how many men don’t own one. These days, wearing a suit without a tie seems to be the easy option, so be different. Result? Others will start to see that you take great pride in how you dress. Sounds like an essential to us.
A LUXURY FRAGRANCE
There is possibly no greater compliment than being told you smell wonderful. So make them want to lean in by investing in the right fragrance. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different scents. The perfect pocket pal are the latest kits from Narrative, containing a base, subtle and intense scents, allowing you to easily mix your own on the go.
Travel aspirations? Time to get some. Sort yourself out with a classic black leather or canvas duffle. Works a treat with every style, destination and not to mention dirt. Black hides scuffs accumulated from plane travel and airports very well.
PREPPY CASUAL WATCH
The preppy casual watch look is in. Perfect for formal and casual looks, pick one out with a navy band and a simple gold or silver watch face. A minimalist casual watch is subtle, doesn’t weigh down your arm and adds a little quirkiness to your style.
WHITE LEATHER SNEAKERS
Don’t be afraid of little white even though it may look too bright. Simple white sneakers look sharp on every guy, are easy to clean and perfect for casual days at the office or brunch on the weekends. Time to ditch those flip flops.
QUALITY BOXER BRIEFS
Boxer briefs on a well cut male are attractive to the eye. Find some made of soft cotton with the right support for your manhood. Nobody wants to see those briefs which have holes and are past their lifecycle. Period.
The wallet is possibly the most frequently used and publicly seen accessory, so choose carefully. Don’t be afraid to venture away from black and brown into shades of olive green or navy blue leather. Monogramming your wallet can be a great way to personalise that piece of leather in your pocket which holds the keys to your cashola.
ACCESSORISE WITH GENTSAC
SEEKING OUT A STYLIST
Seeking professional advice when it comes to curating accessories is one of the best ways to achieve a unique look which makes you stand out from the rest. Renowned Sydney stylist Jeff Lack offers masterclass sessions on finding your true style. Read more about Jeff Lack in our feature here.