in a super-ideal world, i’d own five black t-shirts, a few pairs of jeans, a pair of black pants and nothing else. i’d look like this. exactly like that. i’d be eight inches taller and have the tiniest ankles.
more realistically, i could probably swing 10 t-shirts in a mix of long- and short-sleeve and in black, gray and white. plus a few pair of jeans and pants, a black knit pencil skirt, a thick sweater or two and a good, sturdy jacket. this is what i’m striving for. more like this. (and still eight inches taller with tiny ankles.)
in short, i’m trying to get in the habit of a uniform. all the time, i’m editing down my wardrobe. i’ve made a lot of progress in the last couple of years (and realized how much money i’ve wasted on things i didn’t really want), but still have so far to go.
what keeps me sane in all of this is allowing myself to have fun with printed scarves and bright, bold shoes. and, there are some patterns i just can’t let go of—dresses and skirts that would be irreplaceable—so i give myself a bit of wiggle room in the summer.
in my search for the perfect basics, i’ve been excited to discover everlane. i love that concept, and it’s a lot more affordable than a closet full of t by alexander wang (though OH MY GOD i’d die for that).
what about you? do you have any knits/tees/basics you can’t live without? i’d love any suggestions on things to check out.
heather is a line i came across tonight… perfect, simple knitwear. the looks above are a few of my favorites, and while the dresses might not fit in with my wardrobe plans (beautiful as they may be), that jacket certainly qualifies.