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One of the biggest complaints with menswear on the high street is its tendency to get a little bit boring. Having to appeal to a mass market can mean brands are forced to go with safer choices in terms of colours, patterns and cuts. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend the big bucks to get a stylish outfit. One area where high street menswear really excels is in the accessories department. Here are our top picks to help you update your wardrobe on a budget.


A beanie hat is a great way to add a youthful and stylish twist to a more classic, potentially duller outfit. They’re also a great way to add a much-needed boost of warmth at this time of year. We particularly love the selection of chunky knits ASOS has to offer at the moment.


Even in colder months, sunglasses can be a necessity as well as a style choice. While designer shades are increasingly popular, that doesn’t mean there aren’t great options on the high street. If you’re paying a little less, you can feel more free to go for a trend based, more out-there style.


Shoes can be a great way to spice up an outfit. We’re huge fans of the latest “dad trainer” trend, and going for something on the uglier, chunkier side can give a stylish and offbeat twist to your look. The high street selection of dad-inspired trainers, so you can have fun with the trend without breaking the bank.

Classic Bag

Bags aren’t often considered when it comes to menswear, but aside from style, they’re also often a necessity. Getting a high quality and stylish bag can totally elevate your wardrobe and work well for any occasion. You don’t need to spend a lot to get a high quality and timeless bag, either.


If you want to upgrade your wardrobe and don’t have much to spend, a belt is a fantastic way to go. Not only does it have a practical use, but it can add interest and show some thought behind your outfit. While a peek of a Gucci logo is undeniably stylish, the high street has some great belt options for those on a budget.


If you’re feeling bored with menswear options but don’t want to go for anything too loud or risqué, socks are an excellent area to add some fun to your wardrobe. In an all-neutral outfit, a little peep of colour or pattern from your socks can be undeniably cheering. And these types of socks can be found all over the high street for fantastic prices.

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