I am, admittedly, a creature of habit. Once I discover something that works for my wardrobe, I wear it to death. I personally find this to be a positive trait for a few reasons. First, from an environmental standpoint, if you take the time to invest in pieces you can wear on repeat, you're reducing potential waste. Second, if you're interested in cultivating your own personal style, mixing and matching items that speak to your own aesthetic helps build a style uniform. Third, there's a sense of financial satisfaction that comes from getting a ton of mileage out of your purchases.
All that to say when I buy something you are bound to see me wearing it for many, many months to come. Since January 1, I've followed this "habit" and worn a handful of pieces that have made getting dressed every day easier and more fun. They range from essentials like underwear and basic T-shirts to splashier separates including a statement bag by an of-the-moment label to cute sheer socks that can be worn year-round. Ahead, see the 19 items in question, and if any of them stand out to you, join the bandwagon and shop them for your own wardrobe.
When I tell you I wear these khaki pants (pictured above) at least three times I week, I am not exaggerating. The high waist combined with cropped hems and a wide-leg silhouette all come together to make these so flattering and delightfully versatile. Plus, they feel slightly more dressed-up than an everyday pair of jeans.
SVNR designer Christina Tung uses found, reused, upcycled, and natural materials to create her vibrant earrings. I've swapped out my gold hoops for the time being and replaced them with these beauties. They look like little pieces of rock candy, no?
All winter long, I wore my favorite black wool coat from Aritzia. Now that temperatures are cooling down, I'll be hanging that one in the closet and rotating in this ultra-chic trench.
Because I'm a freelance writer, I need a professional bag to keep all of my belongings organized. This polished work tote has been a literal lifesaver.
I adore a sheer sock styled with everything from sneakers to penny loafers to strappy sandals; these guys from Darner have been in my drawer for the last several months, and I can't wait to experiment with more colors and prints.
I've been really invested in finding sustainable fashion brands lately, and this newly launched unisex sunglasses label crafts eyewear from materials like reforested softwood trees, sand, and minerals. Plus, the shapes and colors are all sleek and versatile, which is always a bonus.
I wore Labucq's snake-effect ankle boots all fall and winter long, and now that spring is finally here, I'll be trying the texture via the Los Angeles label's slide sandals.
This indie jewelry brand lets you personalize its disc necklaces with your initials—I've been wearing mine every day because it layers nicely with other jewelry and stands alone beautifully, too.
If you enjoy a nighttime ritual that includes candles, face masks, and other luxurious indulgences, might I suggest adding this silk slip to the mix? I wear it every evening, and simply put, it makes me feel fancy.
Madewell has always done a great pair of overalls, and this white iteration is my current favorite. Style them with a puff-sleeve blouse and a pair of low-heel sandals for a dreamy spring look.
I've only been able to wear this swimsuit to the spa so far, but with hot weather around the corner (not to mention a couple of vacations booked!), I can't wait to test drive this one-piece under the sun. The fabric is ultra-soft and the silhouette is so flattering.
Nanushka is killing the accessory game as of late, and this little pink duffel will continue to accompany me to all dinners, parties, and everything in between.
Though I tend to go for a more neutral palette, I strongly believe in a pop of color; right now, it's this kiwi-green sheer blouse from NEED.
I practice yoga around three to four times a week, and up until getting this matching set from Nylora, I never did it without a tank top layered on top. The fit and fabric make me feel comfortable enough to take my classes in just a sports bra and leggings, and I haven't looked back.
I don't usually go for mesh underwear, but these thongs have changed my mind. They're ultra soft, and there's the perfect amount of stretch (aka they don't cut into the sides of my waist at all).
This affordable chunky ring has been on my right hand for the last several months (through many-a-showers), and it hasn't turned me green to date. If that's not a testament to the quality of a piece of jewelry, I don't know what is!
In case you were curious, I'm team fanny pack.
If you're in need of a new everyday white tee, make it this one. It's lightweight, but the quality of the cotton is delightful. Plus it's a little boxy, so you can wear it with jeans, over a slip dress, or tucked into a cute skirt.
I saw a girl on the subway wearing these sneakers and tapped her on the shoulder to find out who they were by. I had to overcome a bit of shyness, but I'm grateful I did!
Hair clips are my favorite accessory trend at the moment, and Valet does a slew of cheeky, playful versions. These seashells are top-notch.
If you need to stock up on more essentials for the season, don't miss the 12 spring items Angelina Jolie's stylists recommends.