The Wardrobe Essential: Straight-Leg Jeans
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It may come as a surprise, but I'm a pretty lazy dresser. Most days, I rely heavily on basics to get myself out the door, but always with a twist to make my look feel slightly more inspired: think, a trendy pair of boots, a cool bag, a statement top, coat, or sweater, layered jewelry, and so forth. Somehow, the simplicity of a streamlined or minimal look makes me feel lighter and stress-free, which I much prefer to more complicated ideas that can become daunting.
For me, the best wardrobe essentials are those I completely wear to death, do laundry specifically for, or am photographed in almost to the point of feeling embarrassed (almost). Who can relate?! Whether it's a simple white t-shirt, comfortable pair of jeans, or tailored blazer, I count on these pieces not only for the sake of getting myself out the door in a speedy fashion, but because they are endlessly versatile, help me look put-together even if my outfit took me two seconds to throw on, and can be worn in pretty much any combination with one another and always look great. In other words, if it plays well with others, comes in a neutral hue, and errs on the side of timelessness in terms of silhouette, I am into it, wear it on repeat, need it in multiple colors, etc., etc.
If you can relate to this sentiment or are simply building your assortment of wardrobe essentials, ahead, see 10 basics I swear by for easy dressing. Shop my edit of pieces to ensure you have each one in your closet. Plus, witness some of my favorite outfits from Instagram to inspire a few ideas along the way.