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Man Crush Monday || What Should Be In Every Man's Closet


Happy Monday MCMs!
Let me tell you, there is nothing more sexier than a man who has a wardrobe that enables him to hang out at a cookout, be work ready, attend a wedding,  and go to dinner without having to run out to the mall due to it. (Unless you're like me and just have a shopping problem. *Covers Eyes*) For the record when it comes to style I just love a man with versatility. When it comes to fashion it means you can wear one piece more than one way or setting. That is the word of the day. I think with fashion, a lot of people just don't have a foundation consisting of things you simply need to have a functioning wardrobe. And the word need is not to be used lightly.

I am here to give you guys a quick list of all things you as a man should have. You can have as many of each as you like but you need each to have a complete wardrobe for any situation. And these are in no particular order.

A crisp white button down shirt- This serves as a "grown up" version of a white tee. It can be worn with a suit, slacks, jeans, chinos, or shorts. Extremely versatile and necessary.

A fancy button down- This is for your suit, or slacks when you're feeling like being dapper.

Denim Button Down- I think every gender should own one of these. It can be paired with a mismatched pair of jeans or a pair of chinos. It's seriously one of the most versatile pieces you can buy. It holds just as much value as a crisp white button down.

Plaid Button Down - Having a plaid shirt is just as important as a denim button own. Everything I said about a denim shirt applies to this.

Shorts- For the hotter days. Cargo, Denim, and or khakis apply.

Hats (all kinds) - Fedoras, Baseball, whatever these can serve as an accessory to a look. Just like a woman's handbag a hat can make or break a look. It's not always necessary but it's always good to have a variety for when it is. Never wore a hat.. try it sometimes it's such a good look.

Favorite tie - Because every guy needs at least one good tie. This goes with that fancy or crisp white button down. It is also necessary for the next item... proper fitting suit.

Proper fitting suit- Get a good suit. If you do this you will have a blazer and slacks that can be worn together and separately with these other items listed. If you're not sure how to chose a proper suit a post is coming SOON.

Black, White, and Grey T shirt- V neck, crew neck, I don't care.. every man should have these three colors in the t- shirt department. Versatility is key... are you getting it yet?

Loafers- This includes clam diggers, driving moccasins... any shoe that does not require a sock is what I mean by loafer. I great place to start is Ted Baker or Ralph Lauren.. they have EXCELLENT selections.

Dress shoe- these is nothing worse than a man who only has sneakers. Or better yet, a man who wears sneakers with a suit because they don't have dress shoes. Don't be that guy. Gentleman it is okay to own a pair of dress shoes that can go with your suit. I don't care if you go to Burlington Coat Factory. Always have a pair in your closet. Please.

Sneaker(s)- I know that every guy is not a sneaker head and this is okay. But just like the dress shoes don't be that guy who only has dress shoes either. Trust me I have seen this before. I'm not saying you have to stand in line every Saturday for Jordan's or have a shoe connect. However, at least have some form of a sneaker in your closet. My recommendation... New Balance or Vans. They come in every color and color combo known to man and they are affordable. Oh, and don't just get any pair of New Balance series. That shit can go south quick... stick to 574 and 988.. it's hard to go wrong there.

If you are a sneaker head (heart eyes) or want to be check out and their IG they keep be abrupt with what's hot and upcoming sneaker dates. It can do the same for you.

Belt (Brown and Black)- One thing I can't got for is a man who sags. I get onto my son all the time about this. Wear a belt, always. Black or brown is a necessity it should serve ALL your dressing needs.

Favorite Cologne- I remember I ran into my brother in the mall one day, he hugged me and whatever scent he was wearing smelled like heaven on earth. Gentleman this is a do. Granted he had on a tshirt and jeans but clearly he knew smelling good... is good. Have a favorite scent or 10.

Dress Socks- This is a big one. There is NOTHING worse than a dude who wears dress shoes with thick white crew socks. Lmao. Yes this happens. PLEASE don't do this. You don't even have to have fancy smancy socks a black pair is fine. Just make sure they are thin and appropriate for your dress shoes. Geesh.

Clean cut jeans- Let's just face it.. you need jeans. You don't have to have one hundred pair and they don't have to be shredded, and bleached. But you need a clean classic pair of jeans... why? Versatility.. that's why. What cut, brand, and color you choose is totally up to you.

Chinos- Just like jeans... you need chinos. They are not your average pair of khakis.. these come it hundreds of cuts and color. What you choose is up to you but just make sure you have a pair. They are dressier than jeans... but not over doing it like slacks.

Casual Jacket- This can include, your favorite plain zip up hoody, denim jacket, or track jacket. The purpose of this is to wear for your dress down days. I mean you just can't wear a blazer with everything.

Dressy Jacket- Just like I feel every woman needs a trench coat and or long coat, men are no different. You should have a trench coat OR some sort of dress coat. Let's just face it.. you can't wear a denim jacket over your suit when it's cold out.. shit would look ridiculous.

Sports Watch/ Dress Watch- We are going to make this very simple. Sports watch = Casual clothing... Dress Watch= Dressy. To make it even easier.. if you're wearing sneakers sports watch. If you're wearing your loafers or dress some dress watch. PLEASE don't confuse the too. I hope that made sense.

*Big Exhale* I think I got it all covered. Each of the above items named will allow you to be prepared for ANY situation that comes up. I truly believe women should have certain items in their closets and men are no exception. How many of these items do you already have? What are you needing to go grab? Questions? Leave a comment.

.::Let's connect::.

Making my dreams come true,


  1. Amy PaternosterMay 4, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    This is such a great post, you have a fantastic blog!

    Amy @ Blonde Amy Blog x

  2. Laura Jane McCarthyMay 4, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Great post. I love a plaid button down on a guy ;)

    Also, I don't know if you've done this already but I tagged you to do the Liebster Award Tag

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  3. beautycindy2002May 4, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    great collection , i agree they are must haves

  4. i love it, and sure its a must have



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