I'm a college student, and my wardrobe consists of a few pairs of levi's, some t-shirts, and a few comfortable pair of shoes. I never really saw the need to have a large collection of clothing, and college only tighten my budget. As I quickly move towards the world of wondrous adulthood (and all the responsibility that comes with it) I've found that my wardrobe is a bit too young. I figured that it was time to maybe start beefing up my wardrobe for the workforce, and social gatherings. Now this isn't to say I do not have style I just never really pursued it because money was always tight and I never saw it as a necessity. I like nice looking clothes, but that's as far as it goes.
I was wondering if people had any recommendations on more affordable brands of clothing, or maybe some links to the 101's of affordable male fashion. I figured if I could map out what I wanted I could take my friends advice to buy it piece by piece and work towards a more age appropriate and stylish wardrobe.
I know it is such a broad question because there are so many parts to an outfit, and the occasion obviously dictates how formal/informal an outfit should be, but I feel like there has got to be some essentials that improve a wardrobe overall. Maybe recommendations on some nicer shoes, some collared shirts, and maybe some slacks? Any help is appreciated honestly.