Upon observing my outfits every day for a week, or even a month, one could easily come to the conclusion that I have a very minimal wardrobe, and likely a small closet to match. This, however, couldn’t be the farther from the truth. Well—the closet part isn’t so far off, but in regards to wardrobe… as someone who loves shopping the way other people love SoulCycle, and also happens to do it for a living, I’m constantly buying things and adding to my medium-sized, ever-growing closet. From gowns to swimsuits, sandals to ankle boots, coats to cute socks and more, I shop more than anyone in their right mind probably should—and then some.
So what gives? And why doesn’t it look like I’m shopping? Well, as I’ve mentioned before, my everyday style is extremely simple and, frankly, very much based around comfort and function. Yes, I love to buy party pieces and statement items, but are they what makes up the bulk of my day-to-day outfits? Definitely not. On any given day, you’ll more likely than not find me in jeans, a lot of black, and predominately basics (of which I own many but still have my favorites)—making me something of an expert when it comes to the essentials. Which do I wear the most, and what versions are the best? Just keep scrolling to see, read about each, and shop.