Six essential outfits every guy should have

Photography by Mica Abesamis
Styling by Neal Corpus
Grooming by Bianca Umali
Modeled by Mathew Custodio

Less is more.

You’ve probably heard of the saying that in fashion, “less is more.” Our clothes should complement our lives, not overpower it. If you really think about it, you can trim down your entire wardrobe in six, easy outfits that you can mix and match. It’s a good way of decluttering your closet and getting everything streamlined for the rest of the year; setting the look, if you will.

Of course, you’ll need something to wear for the everyday, and this can go in two directions: button-downs (wear them in layers if you’re feeling a little extra) for work and meeting important people, and shorts for spending your afternoons in the sun. It also goes without saying that you’ll need an outfit for more formal occasions, so invest in a good, solid blazer. Dress it down with a t-shirt and sneakers so it doesn’t just gather dust in your closet.

If you’re the kinda guy who likes to stay active, comfortable clothes and activewear are a must, but remember: you still gotta look stylish going in and out of the gym. Dress up your joggers in a classic nylon jacket that’s cool enough for morning runs and warm enough for those late-night, after work gym sessions.

Last but not least: weekend wear. Like the stuff you wear on weekdays, your outfit choices can go two ways: dressed up and dressed down. For date nights or going out with your pals, a patterned button-down shirt is never a bad choice — pair it with a neutral sweater and you’re good to go. For road trips, escape with a tank top layered with a breathable linen shirt. Pack a light shirt jacket in case it gets chilly.

These aren’t very strict rules, of course, but should serve as a guide to keep your life focused on the things that really matter: making good work and spending time with your loved ones. If you’re not doing that, what’s the point of dressing up?

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