Basic CLOSET ESSENTIALS Every Girl Needs to Own

HELLO, my fam!! I’m back with a video that I’ve been dying to do for a long time. You know that feeling when you have a closet full of clothes, but you keep wearing the same damn tee shirt over and over again?! Well, we’re getting down to the basics today!

Basics are probably the most important items in your closet because they are the foundation of the house, girl. They are timeless, versatile pieces that are so simplistic they look amazing with literally anything you pair them with. Mix and match the basics for a clean, minimalist outfit or use them to balance out trendier pieces. Throughout my 20s, I’ve discovered and invested in higher quality basics, and it’s been one of the best things I’ve done for my wardrobe. I don’t ever have to worry about these items falling out of fashion or growing too old for them.

In this video, I share each of my “closet essentials” for you. I have linked all my favorites, plus more options for you down below. Thank you SO much for joining me today and Hope you enjoy!!! xoxo – Erica

O U T E R W E A R

BLACK BLAZER

Affordable $35 options: double breasted blazer, fitted blazer, straight cut jacket | Everlane wool blazer (Size 00, $135) | SHOP ALL: H&M blazers | Express blazers

LEATHER / MOTO JACKET

leather biker jacket (similar $495) & also love this one | draped collar option | cropped funnel neck | faux leather moto jackets [XS $98]: biker | slim/sexy | hoodie |

DENIM JACKET

Stretchy, cropped jacket with multiple rinses and petite, regular & plus sizes [XSP $138] dark rinse & light rinse & trucker style | 100% cotton, hip length [XXS $118] | Oversized girlfriend jacket [XXS $68]

TRENCH

Olive trench [0 $95] | Tan drape trench [XS $119] | more flowy, casual trench [00 $138] | Navy trench (similar) | Affordable Under $50 options: here, here and here | SHOP all – ASOS trenches &MANGO trenches

T O P S

BLACK + WHITE TEES

E V E R L A N E – cotton crewneck [$18] | oversized air tees [$25] crewneck & v-neck
R E / D O N E – classic tee [XS $78] | slim tee [XS $78] |rolled up sleeve tee [XS $85]

WHITE BUTTON DOWN BLOUSE

Rayon button down [XS $29] | Supima cotton stretch [XS $29] | Clean silk shirt [00 $98]

BLACK + WHITE CAMIS

Solid v-neck cami [XS $39] or Cropped [$23] | Mesh trim cami [XS $39] & also love this one | Lace trimmed cami [XS $25] | Micro ribbed tank [XXS $25] | Air Cami V-Neck tank [XXS $22] | Clean silk tank [$75]

BLACK TURTLENECK

Fitted micro ribbed turtleneck [XXS $35] | Lightweight smooth mockneck tee [XXS $32]

B O T T O M S

TROUSERS

Elastic waist everyday trousers [XS *ON SALE* $25] & now in my favorite drape fabric [XS $29]  | Paperbag Tie Waist pants [0, $35] & even more affordable pair [$18] | Camel trousers [XXS *ON SALE* $35] & stretchy, comfy version

JEANS

E V E R L A N E: High waisted stretch skinny jeans [23, $68] | Cheeky straight leg [24, $68] | 90s version | Cigarette Jean [24, $78] | All Everlane denim

AFFORDABLE under $50: white | light blue | ripped | black ripped | dark rinse | medium |blue ripped

D E S I G N E R: Rag & Bone (skinny) | AGoldE (straight cropped) | MOTHER (black jeans – STRETCHY comfort!) wide crop & skinny | FRAME (loving light blue this stretchy pair for spring/summer)

SKIRT

Colorblock Pleated [XS $26] | Leopard skirt [0 $145] or more affordable [$55] | Navy polkadot with slits [XS $49] | Plaid pencil [XXS $58] | Ivory spotted bias skirt [$39] | Affordable pleated skirts | affordable gathered skirt (love this one!) [$29]| ASOS H&M

more recent options

SHIRT DRESSES

Cami slipdress [00 $88] & more affordable [$29] | Black sheath dress (similar!) & more options: here & here | Wrap dress [00 $100] or in midi length & long sleeve | Olive shirtdress (similar $35) or in long sleeve options here, here, & here

SHEATH DRESSES

WRAP + CAMI DRESSES

B A G S

TOTES

Everlane Market tote | Clare V Le Zip Tote & in more colors here | Street Level affordable reversible tote

SMALLER CROSSBODY

A.P.C. moon bag | affordable option

S H O E S

FLATS

Loafer Mules [$99] or affordable [$23] | Modern Loafer [$168] or more affordable [$80] | Gucci loafer dupes with hardware [$119] | Everlane Day Glove [$115] | Everlane Editor flat slingbacks

NUDE HEELS

Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pumps [$119] | Chunky Block Heels [$89] | Pointy Toe Kitten Heels

BOOTS

Black chelsea boots | Nude sock bootie (similar) & another option

WHITE SNEAKERS

Adidas sneakers | Favorite slip on sneakers from UGG | Sexy leg foot inserts [$20]

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  1. May 15, 2019 / 9:58 pm

    I couldn’t agree with your choices more! I have most of these basics but I’m lacking in the skirt department. I find them tricky to wear and too girly. But that reformation leopard print skirt looks glorious on you, I think I’m going to give it a try!