Men’s Capsule Wardrobes: Stylish Shoes Every Guy Needs

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Do you always want to look neat and stylish all day, any day? It is achievable but time-consuming, and frankly, it is also expensive. It becomes more challenging if your closet or wardrobe is filled with various clothes and accessories of different designs, patterns, colors, and styles. However, by having a well-organized men’s capsule wardrobe containing good quality and impeccable materials, you can look great and save a lot of money and time.

Capsule Wardrobe: What is it?

A capsule wardrobe, or as some would like to call it – a minimalist wardrobe consists of a fundamental and limited collection of clothes, clothing accessories, and shoes that synchronizes well with one another to produce an impeccable outfit. With just a few sets of clothes and accessories ranging from 30 to 50 items, you can easily create sophisticated outfits without breaking your savings. Without proper guidance, it may be challenging to create a capsule wardrobe. Fortunately, in this post, you will find all you need to create a capsule wardrobe.

How to Build Men’s Capsule Wardrobe?

Some essential clothing items allow you to style your outfit in a stylish, fashionable, simple, and, most importantly, cost-effective manner. With a capsule wardrobe, you have the perfect outfit for every occasion. I created my capsule wardrobe with only nine items, and I have everything I need for any event within it. However, in your case, you may only need some of the nine items to build a capsule wardrobe. Here, I will share the secrets to creating a functional and sophisticated men’s capsule wardrobe.

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A White Shirt 

When I say a white shirt, I mean a basic white buttoned-up and well-fitted shirt that will complement denim or chinos. More so, you should note that this is not a dress shirt.

A Grey Suit

Not everyone agrees with this, but your capsule wardrobe is incomplete without a grey suit. It caps your outfit for formal events and gives you a distinctive look.

A Pair of Dress Shoes

I have a pair of brown brogues in my capsule wardrobe. You can go for any dress shoe, but I’d recommend brogues or monk straps – they are fashionable, look smart, and are affordable. This item is not complete without a belt to match. So, consider including a belt the same color as the shoe.

Basic Accessories 

This should include a belt, as stated above. A tie, pair of sunglasses, wristwatch, and white pocket square shouldn’t be left out of your capsule wardrobe.

A Sweater 

Precisely, a black or dark grey color sweater. It can be worn in too many ways to count. It neither gets old nor fades out. It is a must for your capsule wardrobe.

A Jean Jacket 

This item is not necessary but will definitely add a different style to the outfit.

A Pair of Ankle Length Boots 

A pair of dress shoes won’t do. You will need an additional pair of sneakers, cowboy boots, chukka boots, or whatever suits you in this category.

A Plain Roundneck Top

You can wear a plain round neck with anything. It fits your shorts, jeans, denim, and sweater and also goes well on any pair of shoes. Perfect for any casual occasion.

A Leather Jacket

Here is another optional item on the list. You can add a leather jacket to your capsule wardrobe if you want a wider choice of outfits to rock.

With these items in your wardrobe, you don’t have to worry about the best outfit for any event. You have them all here!

Essential Shoes for Men

Though every man has their lifestyle, which attributes to their fashion, however, there are five pairs of shoes that are a must-have for every man. Here are the essential shoes for men.

  • Casual Sneakers

Men’s casual sneakers are very comfortable, compatible with your jeans and chinos, and ideal for various occasions.  No matter if you are going to a wedding party, to a date, or to the gym: you can choose your pair of perfect sneakers from a variety of styles.

  • Loafers

A pair of loafers is essential for your wardrobe if you consider classiness. The premium leather loafers suit your formal outfit, while the suede loafers are more suitable for an informal occasion.

  • Boots

It could be chukka, Chelsea, or desert boots. They are suitable for literally every occasion.

  • Dress Shoes

These pairs are essential to complete your formal outfit. They look smart and always give you a striking look.

  • Slides

Your shoe collection is not complete without a pair of slides. I call them the most comfortable footwear, and I am sure you’d agree with me if you already own a pair.


Now, you no longer have to stand in front of your wardrobe for minutes, contemplating what to wear for the day. When you have a capsule wardrobe, dressing becomes faster, given that you have a limited option of items to choose from. Self-confidence is just as crucial as every item on the list. You must put on your coat of self-confidence to crown your outfit and stand impeccably.