5 Items You Need In Your Wardrobe for Every Season
It's a vicious cycle -- the items I love the most in my closet are the ones I want to wear everyday, and then they soon turn into pieces that need to be replaced. I used to view this as a negative thing - that I spent a lot of money on a top just to replace it a few years later, but now I'm learning that I'm replacing it because it was loved and worn until its last breath, something that more than half my wardrobe can't say for itself. That's why in 2018 I'm focusing on only putting in pieces that make sense, that will ask to be reached for over and over again, and that I'll need replaced the minute they've reached their time.
The rise being key to this, there's nothing like a pair of well-fitting jeans. These Sophie Hi Rise from A Gold E can be easily dressed up with heels and a tight-fitting bodysuit, or dressed down with a graphic tee. Don't be alarmed that they're not your typical skinny jean either -- the straight leg is here to stay. It's far more comfortable, and the perfect amount of distressing keeps it modern.
2) Graphic Tee
Just like good wine, graphic tees get better with age. The softer and more worn-in they look, the better they fit and appear with your denim. Pair it with jeans or leggings, a jean jacket for day or a leather for night, either way I'm not letting go of this Rolling Stones tour graphic from Daydreamer anytime soon. The key here is the right amount of worn-in slouch - graphic tees shouldn't be skintight, or overflowing! Just a little bag so you can tuck in the front is perfect.
Let's face it, we're in Colorado where a third layering piece is necessary 10 months out of the year. This cozy Simone Jacket from Lovers and Friends takes the cake for jackets I can't take off even when I'm home. Layering over casual tees is how it's been worn the last nine times it's been taken out of the closet, but I also wear it to Pilates, running errands with my babe in leggings, and can't wait to wear it with a denim mini once it gets warmer.
Let's also face the fact that we get over 300 days of sun a year living in Colorado, and that oversized sunnies are necessary for every last one of them. They're also a necessity for casually avoiding an unexpected acquaintance at Starbucks. Shape is key when selecting sunglasses, and I find my face shape seems to be the most difficult to fit. The Dakota frame from Wildfox fits well on all face shapes, due to the oversized roundness of the lens. Plus, I'm a sucker for gold hardware on anything, so these are always the go-to.
Besides the small delicate pieces you never take off, it's important to have a piece of jewelry that you can put on to dress any basic outfit up. That's where these gold hoop earrings from Joy Dravecky come into the picture. I've worn these with white tanks and jeans, and a LBD, and both felt natural and appropriate. Don't be afraid to mix metals either - it's a common misconception that your jewelry metal needs to match, down to your bag hardware. Keeping up with that sounds unreasonable, and exhausting. Just wear what you want, and pair these beauties with whatever you feel - there are no wrong answers here.
What are your 5 go-to pieces for your closet? Tell us in the comments section below!