Building an aesthetic wardrobe is one of the best investments a man can make. Whether you like it or not, people judge you on the clothes you wear.
Having an aesthetic wardrobe that flows together and looks like it was put together with purpose shows maturity and good taste. Two attributes every guy should have.
BUT – Before you even think about buying a single piece of clothing, make sure you have this one thing in check:
Have a physique that looks good in clothes. Your wardrobe is only going to look as good as the body they are worn on.
I’m going to make a lot of gym bros mad, but you don’t need a lot of muscles to look good in clothes.
Being too muscular will limit your clothing choices and being too big makes you look a bit weird in regular clothes.
Work on show muscles that pop when you wear clothing.
At the bare minimum do lateral raises for shoulders, bicep curls for the girls, pushups and pull ups for chest and back and finally some squats so you don’t get chicken legs. No need to complicate it.
Next, we’re going to pick a color scheme.
Choosing the right color combination for your clothing is super important. It gives structure to your closet.
When you’re shopping for clothes, if the piece you’re looking at doesn’t fit your closet’s color scheme, you’re not going to buy it.
Boom instant money saved. It also makes it super easy to mix and match your clothes together.
Some of the best color combinations are:
Beige & White:
Black & White
Blue & Beige
Green & White
PICK 2 of these and ONLY buy clothing in these colors.
For example, I love neutral colors so I’ll definitley have black and white in my mix and I also think blue & beige looks really good.
Every new piece of clothing I buy will fall under these 4 colors and I can mix and match them together and create so many outfits, just because I have a coherent color scheme for my wardrobe.
Next, we’re going to lay a solid foundation.
Your wardrobe will only be good as good as the foundation it’s built on, and a good wardrobe is built on solid basics.
Every good closet should have these 7 pieces.
1 – Well-fitted black tee
Everyone looks good in black and it shows off the hard work you’re putting in at the gym.
2 – Carpenter Pants
Durable, stylish and masculine. Great for everyday wear.
3 – Navy dressy pants
It’s time to grow up and not only wear jeans. Nothing looks classier than a pair of dressier pants in navy.
4 – Quarter zip
A super underrated piece of clothing that looks stylish and classy.
5 – Grey sweats
Grey sweatpants on a fit guy is the ultimate cheat code. Women go crazy for it, and it gives a cozy aesthetic vibe.
6 – Button up
A simple yet elegant piece of clothing for when you need to dress up for an occassion.
7 – Long sleeve
A fitted long sleeve in white or grey looks amazing, especially with the right physique.
All of these items are aesthetic neutral meaning they will work no matter what your aesthetic is, which is what makes them a great foundation piece.
From here on out you will buy clothing pieces that match your aesthetic.
For example, If you want to lean towards Starboy you might get yourself a leather jacket. You get the point.
Where to buy clothing:
One of the hardest parts of building a wardrobe is finding places to buy the clothes from. I shop for everything online.
The selections are better, you don’t need to deal with other annoying customers, and you can check out 100s of clothing items in just minutes.
The only downside of course is ordering the right size, but you can just return clothing that doesn’t fit you or you don’t like.
I wanted to make a masterlist of men’s clothing brands so that’s exactly what I did.
I searched on TikTok, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube for hundreds of hours and made a giant list of men’s clothing brands, sorted by their general prices and aesthetic.
Here they are: Men’s Clothing Brands.
With that said, I hope you enjoyed this article on how to build an aesthetic wardrobe.