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How to elevate his look with just 9 fashion pieces
These are the core wardrobe pieces that every man needs to elevate his look from slack to suave in an instant.
Published 13 January

Whether you’re a shorts and sneakers type, or a burgeoning style icon, overhauling your style need not be expensive, or difficult. With a few core pieces you can elevate your look from low-key to high-end in an instant.

So, if you’re wanting to dress well but aren’t quite sure where to start, these are the 9 items that are worth incorporating into your wardrobe rotation this season.

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Luxe up with linen

If there’s one ultimate fashion staple this season, it’s linen. From blazers and chinos to lightweight linen shirts, you can do no wrong by adding a few of these key pieces to your wardrobe.

If you’re unsure where to start, ditch the cargo shorts (or boardshorts) for a pair of tailored linen shorts to instantly luxe up any look. Perfect for the beach or cheeky beverage with the boys, a pair of linen shorts are so versatile you’ll be buying a pair in every colour. Paired with a classic plain white tee for a casual affair, or a long sleeve button down for something more formal, these are sure to win you some style points.

Second to none, a linen blazer is our undoubtable go-to, and Connor’s Slim Suit Jacket is our pick this season. Both casual and sophisticated, this blazer will take you from work to high-end restaurant with ease. Better yet, it’s lightweight enough to wear through summer, autumn and spring making it the ultimate trans-seasonal piece worthy of a little investment.

Switch out the tee

Simple and timeless, a polo shirt instantly denotes class and sophistication. While we’re always a fan of a classic white tee, switching out your favourite basic for a polo is another easy way to elevate your look. Whether it’s paired with chinos, shorts or under your new blazer, this Kmart polo is a versatile wardrobe staple for both casual and smart-casual occasions. Tip: keep your collar un-popped to avoid any prep school stereotypes!

A good quality, long sleeve shirt is a wardrobe staple no man can go without. From Frank Sinatra’s traditional to Leonardo DiCaprio’s bad-boy style, we’ve seen all our favourite stars don a classic long sleeve shirt in different ways, proving that the humble long sleeve shirt is one of our most adaptable wardrobe staples. Tailored, ironed, and buttoned to the neck for formal occasions, open over your tee for less formal events, or with sleeves rolled for smart-casual, this is one item that won’t be going anywhere any time soon.

Modern accessories

Keeping your wardrobe fresh and on-trend is all about styling your timeless and classic pieces with the latest accessories. Adding modern touches like a fresh new pair of sneakers or branded cap will elevate your look from classic to trendsetting in an instant. This season we’re loving New Balance’s latest 574 Sneaker, while you can’t go wrong with Cotton On’s great range of accessories like this snapback. Keeping it classic with key investment pieces and on-trend with smaller wardrobe items also allows you to switch them out more frequently as trends pass, meaning you’re investing less over time.


When it comes to big ticket accessories, you can’t go wrong with the classics. They say a watch can make or break a man’s outfit, so if you’re unsure, play it safe with a classic style, like the Tommy Jeans Larson watch, that will go with everything from a dress suit to your new linen shorts.

While choosing a pair of sunglasses ultimately comes down to a style that suits your face shape, you should consider investing in a pair that are UV protective and versatile enough to take you from swimmers to suits seamlessly. Classically shaped wire frames like these Ray-Bans are sure to be a winner for seasons to come.

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