With so much available to us now, it’s no wonder shopping can be overwhelming. Take a t-shirt for example, sleeve length, hem style, collar, buttons, pockets? Seriously can’t things be simple! Indeed they can, as Dapper Street are here to help you construct the simplist outfit formulas that will work everytime. With fashion taking a more casual turn, it’s never been easier to look like you know what you’re doing when it comes to effortless-cool. Check out our inspiration & picks to step up your wardrobe basics.
David Beckham: There’s no denying he knows the key basics. From all black (our fave), a Breton stripe or white tee, plus tats & athletic bod, Becks smashes effortless style.
1. The T-Shirt
Invest in a plain tee to work as basic piece alone or layer up with a shirt or jacket. Everyone needs a white t-shirt (below) Selected Homme Pima T-Shirt, £14.99. An alternative is a classic stripe , Scotch & Soda Stripe Crew, £28.99, which looks great in the summer and winter in a longer sleeve. Finally, the long line look hasn’t gone anyway & oh how we love a black tee! Only & Sons Matt Longline T-Shirt, £11.99.
2. Check shirt & skinny jeans
The checked shirt is back for AW15 and alongside a skinny jeans can give you that edge. Add tough boots & a beanie and you’re sorted to face the colder weather whilst looking like you havent spent an age to get ready. Tip? Spent a little extra when choosing your shirt- it’s worth it and will last longer. (From left) Farah Lanark Shirt, £59.99 (in-stores), Jack & Jones Liam Jeans, £49.99, Selected Homme Ryan Boot, £59.99, Scotch & Soda Flannel Work Shirt, £98.99, Replay Jondrill Jeans, £115, New Era Flecked Beanie, £21.99.
3. The Oxford Shirt
Last but not least, a classic tailored shirt & chinos can work wonders. A pale blue or white shirt can smarten up any scruff. Polish off with extras to take you from the office to evening drinks out. From left Selected Homme Mauris Shirt, £34.99, Carhartt Sid Chinos, £69.99, Original Penguin Poplin Shirt, £59.99, Herschel Duffle, £74.99. Diesel Bluestar Belt, £34.99 (in-store), Barbour International Wax Duke Jacket, £199.99.