Dressing to impress is easier said than done, especially when you are missing the staple items.  Whether your wardrobe is overflowing with winter jumpers in the middle of summer, or you’ve been wearing the same threadbare trousers for the past five years, it’s time to declutter and invest in the essential clothing items every dapper gent needs. 

Establish a fresh look and set aside the flannel shirt that you’ve never worn and sneakers with holes in the toes. To help you get started, we’ve put together five essential, versatile items that every man needs in his wardrobe. 

White dress shirt 

A white dress shirt is a versatile piece of clothing that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. It can be worn in many different situations, from the office to a formal event. It’s important to make sure that the shirt fits well and is of good quality. If you want to spruce it up, then you can add a funky or formal tie as an accessory! 

Quality jeans 

Jeans are a staple in any man’s wardrobe. A quality pair of jeans can take you from a day at work to a night out on the town. They are versatile, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down. Yet not all jeans are created equal and there are certain factors you should look for when purchasing a pair of jeans to make sure you’re getting a quality product. For example, make sure that your jeans are made from durable denim and fit snug. 

Warm overcoat 

A warm overcoat is essential for any gentleman’s wardrobe. It’s perfect for keeping you warm on cold winter days and will last you for many years, so it’s definitely worth investing in one. Make sure to choose a style that is both comfortable and flattering. It’s also important to consider the best fabric and weight to suit your climate. 

Stylish blazer 

A well-tailored blazer can take your look from casual to smart in seconds. It’s the perfect piece to wear when you need to dress up but don’t want to appear too formal. A blazer can be worn with a variety of different outfits, from jeans to chinos to dress pants. If you want to maximise versatility, then it’s best to go for a classic colour such as navy, grey or black. 


No gentleman’s wardrobe would be complete without a pair of trusty chinos. As versatile trousers, chinos can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Pair your chinos with a blazer and dress shirt for a formal look, or create a more relaxed outfit by teaming them with a T-shirt and sneakers. Chinos are also a great option for travel, as they can be worn on both warm and cool days. 

If you need a place to keep your seasonal clothing items or unworn T-shirts, then look no further than Pink Hippo’s self storage solutions. Our affordable storage units are conveniently located in Reading and Leatherhead, providing a safe and secure extension of your home, ideal for wardrobe clutter and seasonal items.