3. Button-Down Shirt
While shirts are widely considered a wardrobe staple, it is the button-down (collar) version that over time has proven most versatile.
We recommend throwing yours on with chinos and loafers for a casual spring/summer outfit, or combining with a suit and tie when looking to take the refinement up a notch.
When it comes to making a purchase, there are two distinct types to look out for. Style number one, the more casual option, is better known as the Oxford cloth button-down and often made from 100 per cent cotton, which has a heavier, more textured feel.
The second, better suited with smarter attire, is usually created from a mixture of cotton and polyester, giving it a lighter and more luxurious feel. Purchase a selection of these in neutral colors and they will form the backbone of your formal and business-casual wardrobe for years to come.