by paolo sandoval

10 Wardrobe Upgrades That Will Instantly Elevate Your Closet in 2023

Uniqlo Balmacaan Coat

Originating at a Scottish estate some time in the 19th century, the style is marked by its unstructured raglan sleeves, Prussian collar and slightly oversized fit which lends it just the right amount of slouch.

A Handsome Balmacaan Coat

Billy Reid Denim Shirt

It’s an aesthetic chameleon, capable of presenting itself as classic, preppy, western or Americana, all depending on how you style it.

A Rugged Denim Shirt

Alex Mill Standard Pleated Pants

When applied to a timeless silhouette, pleats allow for a roomier and relaxed look, one that reads less buttoned-up and instead suited to everyday wear.

Some Properly Pleated Chinos

Todd Snyder Skier Sweater

There’s no denying the reliability of a simple navy or black sweater, but we shouldn’t entirely discount knits of the bold and bright variety.

Bold, Crazy Knits

Dr. Martens 1461 Mono Smooth Leather Oxford Shoes

They’re as easy to wear as a pair of sneakers, going with everything yet offering a slight edge via the stacked sole. They’re inconspicuous but that doesn’t mean their stylistic properties will go unrecognized.

The Everyday Oxfords

Taylor Stitch The Quilted Ojai Jacket

Funky materials — say, a quilted outer — make all the difference in a sea of twill and corduroy and manage to blend the new-age aesthetic with that of the French-originated chore silhouette, thus making for a highly adaptable piece of outerwear.

The Not-So-Average Chore Jacket

Unlike the pipedream of getting abs, elevating your look doesn’t have to be strenuous, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a pursuit without consideration. You should look to add pieces that don’t adhere to any tenuous trend but that you won’t already find among your clothes — pieces that enhance and advance what you already have.

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