Pay Day Menswear Picks To See You Through The Silly Season

It's silly season so here come the invitations for work dinners, Christmas drinks and parties. You want to present yourself well. The editors at Gizmodo's sister-site, ShopStyle.com.au, have compiled an edit of modern Australian wardrobe essentials that’ll act as wearable staples to see you through a variety of occasions. Combining comfort and style, the selection has all the foundations for a stylish summer -- at a range of prices.

1. The Suit

Finding the perfect suit is no mean feat, you want to find something that fits well and will work for formal occasions as well as more relaxed events where you could just sport the blazer for example. This Burberry suit from MR PORTER has a flattering slim-fit silhouette and it’s navy blue hue will work well for summer parties.


2. The Shoes

If you only invest in one thing this silly season make it shoes. A perfect pair of shoes can really lift an outfit (and everyone knows it’s the first thing a woman looks at!) Try Brit designer Paul Smith’s Derby Shoes with contrasting rubber soles for a contemporary look. These will work with both a suit and jeans or shorts on a warm evening.


3. The Tie

A chic tie is pretty much a must have for any formal event. Invest in this silk version from Reiss -—it’s slim style will give your suit an added contemporary touch


4. The Shirt

This summer we’re all about denim on denim (just don’t match your shades!) and we’re loving this washed denim shirt from Whistles. More interesting than your run of the mill white shirt, yet still smart denim shirts are super stylish and easy to wear.


5. The T-Shirt

Don’t underestimate the power of a classic t-shirt. This grey number from New York Label Rag & Bone is a classic crew neck style and has slanted side seams for a flattering fit. It’s the perfect shade of grey and will look equally good dressed up with a blazer or dressed down with shorts.


6. The Jeans

Jeans don’t get better than Levi’s classic styles. Their 511 version strikes the perfect balance between skinny and straight leg and in black, they’ll look good with everything in your wardrobe.


7. The Short Sleeve Shirt

Now while we’re big fans of a nice shirt with the sleeves casually rolled up, the short sleeve short is also a great go-to option and can take you from office to bar effortlessly, especially on a Friday! The short sleeve shirt gives structure but is also practical in the warmer months and adds a bit of cool and personality to an outfit. Have fun with the shirt by opting for a pattern, it has the ability to dress up shorts and also the ability to deformalise a suit. If you do go for pattern try to pair with a block, neutral colour lick black, navy or grey.


8. The Swimwear

It’s important to look stylish even down to your swimming trunks this summer! We love Topman’s marble print shorts for a pop of colour by the pool.


9. The Sunglasses

Oakley sunglasses are great because they combine style and functionality, this grey tortoiseshell pair from The Iconic are super lightweight and will accentuate any outfit.


10. The Bag

This season is all about luxe rucksacks - perfect for when you want to look stylish on the go. We love this army inspired version by Marc by Marc Jacobs that’s right on trend.