Current Closet Staples

I don't know about you, but I often find something I love and wear it regularly.  And by regularly, I mean a lot... like borderline obsess over it and forget there are other items in my closet... and then buy multiple colors.  I've definitely got a few items in my current rotation that fall into that category.  So, I thought it would be fun to share to see if there's overlap with anyone else or maybe inspire you to try a new staple item, or five if you're anything like me ;)


T by Alexander Wang Tees
Options here & here  //  Budget alternative here
Why I love it:  This t-shirt is perfect.  The sleeves hit at the most flattering point, the material drapes beautifully, and the neckline is just the right depth.  I know, it's insanely pricey for a tee, but it's totally worth it; once I got my first I was hooked.  Every time I impulsively want a less expensive t-shirt, I ask myself if I'd rather put that money towards another Alexander Wang tee, and the answer is nearly always yes, so I pass and add to my overpriced t-shirt fund.  Also, they just released the olive and maroon for Fall and I want them both.  Oh dear.
See me wearing one here, here & here
*Note- I own the black, cobalt blue, light gray, and dark gray.  
The white is more see-through than I'd like.

Everlane French Terry Sweatshirt
Here // Budget alternative here

Why I love it:  This sweatshirt is the perfect lightweight layer to throw on for a Summer night, and it is so soft!  It's definitely a thinner fabric than I'd typically expect for a 'sweatshirt', so it would probably look a little lumpy layered with a button-down come Fall, but right now it suits my seasonal needs perfectly.  I frequently get home from work and change into this because it's just so comfortable.


7 For All Mankind 'Josefina' Slim Boyfriend Jean
Options here & here  // Similar styles //  Budget alternative here
Why I love them:  These jeans are super soft, don't stretch out too much and come in every finish imaginable.  They are a slim boyfriend, but the bottom opening is still tapered so it looks cute with every type of shoe.  They dress up nicely with heels, or look adorable with sneakers and a t-shirt.  They've also got a button fly, which I love.  Oh and have I mentioned they're insanely comfortable?  Well, they're insanely comfortable ;)  I have the 'Regal Broken Twill' and 'Bright Light Broken Twill' (Note: I went up a size from my usual in this wash), and if I could wear destructed denim to work I would definitely want a third pair with some rips.  
Current/Elliot 'The Stiletto' Skinny Jeans
Options here & here // Budget alternative here
Why I love them: The rise is just right- not too low, not too high, and they retain their shape tremendously well.  The length is universally flattering, and I cannot say enough positive things about the wonders they do for rear ends.  I also like that they aren't loudly branded, because that way they seem a little more versatile.  
See me wearing them here
Outfit details: Jeans // Navy Striped Tee // Yellow Striped Tee (steal!) // Lace-up Flats


Nike Internationalists
Options here & here // Budget alternative here
Why I love them: These sneakers are the perfect combination of a classic style and modern color combo.  They're just a little sleeker than a lot of the other retro sneaks out there, and they're tremendously comfy.  Also, versatile; I'll toss them on with boyfriend jeans and a tee for a completely casual look, or with cuffed skinnies and a blazer for a kind of nerdy-chic appeal (IT-related graphic tee optional).
See them here, and all over my instagram
Lace-up Flats
Options here, here & here // Budget alternative here
Why I love them: Pointy toed flats have always been my favorite, so I am all about amping them up a little.  I love that the lace detail takes it from basic to a little edgy and sexy.  Here's to hoping this trend sticks around, because I've acquired a few pairs this season...
A few more noteworthy contenders:

Wood Heeled Mules
My budget pair here // Options here
T-shirt Dresses
Splurge options // Budget option
What are your current closet staples?

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  1. Great post! Love the boyfriend jeans and the lace up flats.
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  2. I love how you included the budget alternative too! I'm in love with the shirt and the boyfriend jeans.

    liz @ sundays with sophie


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