Everyone needs closet staples, and dad is no exception. You have a crisp white shirt, a great pair of jeans, a black skirt and more to pair with more fashion-forward pieces, but sometimes dad doesn’t have the eye to pick what’s a great classic and what’s just a regular pair of pants. Here are a few fantastic basics for every dad and every budget.
A great pair of black shoes
Simple, sleek and always in style, a nice pair of black dress shoes will take you from the office to happy hour in a snap. The old saying “black matches everything” applies here. Pair blue, red, white and pretty much any color you can imagine with these classic black dress shoes by Dockers.
Every guy needs something to wear under his dressier shirts. Look no further than Hanes crew neck T-shirts. Available in white and black, dad can wear them around the house for comfort or under his business shirts for added coverage.
These days, fashion-forward men are skipping crew necks for V-necks. You don’t have to get dad super deep V-neck shirts. That isn’t his style. Instead, opt for a small V that’s just enough to expose a touch of chest without getting vulgar. The Ocean Washed V-neck from Dockers comes in a variety of colors, from classic blue and white to this season’s hot color — coral.
A simple Oxford shirt
Hello, handsome! An Oxford shirt instantly makes any guy look 10 times more dapper. Tuck it into jeans or into khakis for an office casual look. A simple Oxford shirt is a closet staple that never goes out of style. Keep it crisp with starch or casual with a simple laundry cycle. This light blue number by Dockers does it right.
A brown leather belt
Paired with brown shoes, the brown leather belt never goes out of style and can be dressed up for a wedding or dressed down for a casual day on the golf course. The simpler the better, like this Dockers essential with a brushed gunmetal buckle.
Let’s face it. Some dads’ taste in sunglasses is limited to what’s available in the local drug store. Skip the $5 special with these durable, classic, Wayfarer-style frames. Square lenses give them a sharp and timeless feel, reminiscent of James Dean. Plus, they can be worn with absolutely any outfit.