When it comes to men’s fashion, experts will tell you that personal style is basically just a few adjustments to a basic look. The basic look, strangely enough, is almost the same for all guys: you need to have a handful of starter items that you can use flawlessly in a variety of ways. Typically, a basic wardrobe will consist of at least one high-class suit, a pair jeans, a pair of casual trousers, a few tee shirts, a few button-down shirts (with a variety of ties), a couple other jackets, and a couple pairs of shoes. This collection of items can be combined in nearly endless ways to create a basic look for you.

If you are comfortable with your wardrobe and you want to shake things up a little, you might want to consider a few small adjustments to improve your personal style:

  • There are seven kinds of pants (gabardine, denim, flannel, worsted wool, cavalry twill, tweed, and linen). If you want more versatility, adding one or more of these to your existing wardrobe might be a good place to start.
  • There are three kinds of coats (sports coat/blazer, classic black trench coat, black cashmere overcoat) that are suitable for varying degrees of formal. Combine them with the different kinds of pants for a handful of new looks.
  • Different kinds of headwear can provide an immediate change to your look.
  • Similarly, you can opt for a pocket watch instead of a wristwatch
  • Get a tie tack that corresponds to your watch or cuff links