These essential wardrobe pieces make getting dressed every day super simple
Did you follow the Elizabeth Holmes scandal? What do you think? Brilliant and thwarted? Insane? A thief?
One thing I can’t help agreeing with her about is her approach to wardrobe. Pick an outfit, fill your closet with it, and stop wasting time worrying about what to wear.
I’m sure she cleared her closet out for the documentary and that, like all of us, she has items that are not part of her famous uniform. But I watched the documentary about her and decided I wanted a uniform because on many work days I don’t need a fashion crisis.
So I went shopping and I bought duplicates of the items I miss when they’re in the laundry.
I’m not scamming the tech world out of billions. I live on a normal income. So my staple pieces are all super affordable.
These affordable & comfortable leggings that look like pants
A great pair of comfy, flattering leggings for $30? (Often much lower.) This is a basic you need in triplicate. I have so many that I can reach for a pair every day of the week without ever experiencing an “I have nothing to wear” moment. The seam down the front makes them look like real pants. And the back pockets hold my phone.
This ultra-flattering top
This terrific bateau-neck tank can go from a workout to a dinner date, which is, I think the definition, of the perfect garment. No more, “I have to change.” Just go. The neckline and cut are super flattering, a great base for jewelry, and they are about $10 each. They are wash-and-wear. Wear it alone or under a jacket or sweater, with leggings or a skirt. You are good to go anywhere.
These pants that wear like pajamas
If these past three years have taught us anything, it’s that wearing pants that don’t move right along with us — and stretch to fit perfectly — simply isn’t worth it. Nothing will get us out of our yoga pants after two years of living in them. But this pair of buttery soft, flattering, yoga pants look like a pair of dress pants. (Or, in a different pattern, like 70s BOHO hippy pants.) You will never take them off, at least not to wear a less comfortable pair of pants.
This elegant and comfy dress
Get up. Throw on a dress. Ready. And this dress looks awesome like you are starring in a French film involving a dashing soldier, tragedy, and romance. Also? It’s less than $30.
A comfortable & elevated sweatshirt that’s ready for meetings
Casual attire has become the workday norm for Zoom meetings and this hooded pullover ($17) delivers. It’s super soft and comfortable, flattering, and available in lots of colors. It’s the sweatshirt you will wear every day because it’s comfortable. You will be glad you chose it when the cameras come on because it looks great.
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