Emily's Basic Closet Essentials! Dressing to do the least :)
Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t exactly try too hard when it comes to clothes. Most days you’ll see me sporting black leggings, an oversized sweatshirt, and a classic pair of white sneakers. I figured that I’d give you a look into my closet essentials—especially the ones that I find the comfiest and wear the most often!
1. Bear Coat
I am literally obsessed with this jacket and would wear it every day if I could. I got this probably a year and a half ago and have definitely not let it go to waste! I got mine from a small boutique but several companies make them as well! I love pairing this jacket with a white tank top and black leggings—this makes you look like you’ve put more effort into your appearance than you actually did. If it’s a really cold day, however, I love wearing a crew neck sweatshirt underneath and it’s so warm and cozy. This jacket has been my go-to during quarantine!
As I’ve already mentioned, leggings probably get the most use out of anything in my closet. They are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing as they can be worn with pretty much anything. My favorite affordable pairs of leggings are from Aerie. I have one pair of black ones—“Play Real Me High Waisted 7/8 Legging—that are so stretchy. Another pair from Aerie that I have are a bit tighter fitting—Play Pocket High Waisted Legging—, so I enjoy using them for working out and anything more active! They're also super cute and can be worn anytime—plus they have pockets! A newer pair of leggings that I’ve gotten are camo ones from Athleta! They have such a nice pattern and colors, and I love wearing them when I’m in the mood to switch things up!
3. Oversized Sweatshirts
Whenever I have to go to school, I pretty much just throw on whatever I think will be the most comfortable thing to get me through the day. I’m one of those people that can’t function when I’m wearing uncomfortable clothes for an extended period of time. Therefore, sweatshirts are perfect! I have a few different types, but my new favorites are the Tna Boyfriend Hoodies from Aritzia! They’re big enough to the point where I don’t really feel them, but they’re also not too ginormous or anything. I love these and the basic colors they come in, making them easily pairable with anything. This style also comes in crewnecks so there’s a lot of different options. Another new favorite of mine is a tie-dye crewneck from Urban Outfitters. It's super adorable, and I love the pattern! I will most definitely be bringing these to college with me!
4. Ripped Black Jeans
Based on my other essentials, I know that jeans definitely do not sound like they would be my favorite. And that’s true! However, I have one pair of ripped black jeans that I love. I got them from Old Navy a few years ago (probably Freshman year) and still wear them to this day! They’re actually pretty comfortable, and I love the rips since they add a new level to your outfit. Sometimes I’m simply in the mood for wearing jeans and these are the ones that I always grab when that happens!
I'll make more posts soon regarding my favorite items for putting slightly more effort in, as well as my go-to shoes!!