By Courtney Gerring, Contributing Editor
The past few months have been a great opportunity for everyone to do a ‘closet clean-out.’ Removing seasonal style items, items that have been sitting there and shifting into an essential wardrobe. The more organized our physical space can be, the less stressed we will be looking for our next outfit. As we begin to experience life outside of the house I think it’s time we all realize that sometimes all you need are the essentials. These must-have pieces are true staples that prove seasonless and transitional, and as we enter summer a few of them are timeless, summer staples. The bottom line is less is more, and quality will always be king when it comes to our essential wardrobe pieces.
A classic t-shirt that is made from ethically sourced beech tree bark, but no trees are harmed or cut down in the process. It’s time to start wearing a t-shirt that is not just comfy but something that you can feel good about wearing. Throw on a pair of jeans and sneakers, and you’ve got an essential look that stays on the weekly rotation.
PC: Threads 4 Thought
Both: $79.90 USD
A brand that is improving people’s sleep and doing it ethically, definitely qualifies as an essential piece. Even as we start to leave the house more frequently, we’re still spending time at home. Thanks to Dagsmejan, we can sleep and lounge better with their innovative fabric. This tank and short set is softer than silk and cooler than linen, and with superior cooling power you will sleep or lounge easy around the house.
Luxeire Layers Renew collection is made from an eco-sustainable fabric made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon thread. The fabric is compact, light, and soft, but it gives stretch where you need it most. A black bodysuit is an essential, easy piece to pair back with shorts, jeans, or a skirt, to stay stylish year-round. The Renew bodysuit will keep you feeling fresh with its thermoregulating ability.
PC: Luxeire Layers
A versatile slip dress that will be a closet staple and a weekly favorite. Easy to wear inside the house, or dress it up with a pair of heels and wear it on your next outing. A lightweight fabric that is ultra soft and made from Lenzing Modal®, sourced from European beechwood trees, which are harvested from sustainably managed forests. Cut to be worn loose from day to night, lapis blue is oh so fun in the summertime!
PC: Neu Nomads
An open back halter top with just the right amount of sexy and sporty. The straps can be tied in the front or in the back, and the bottoms are high-waisted and cut to fit so anyone can feel good wearing this bold red color. It’s made with Amni Eco Soul fabric, which is the world’s first biodegradable yarn in the world. This is a versatile suit that is perfect for a day at the beach, at the pool, or just simply lounging in the backyard. Lift your spirits and get into the summer feeling with a BOLD swim set!
PC: BOLD Swim
Looking to add a functional pair of denim into your essential wardrobe? Well it’s here! The Denim Field Pant is made from 100% organic cotton, which keeps chemicals out of nature. These are an easy fun approach to denim that allows you to feel comfortable inside of the house and outside of the house. This brand has a California cool kind of style, and these jeans fit just the vibe with their lightweight, comfortable and a flattering cropped style.
The chicest sneaker around with its refreshed, new, light color palette, is the Stella McCartney #stansmith Adidas. The sneaker is leather free, made using completely vegan materials. A signature Stella McCartney heel patch with logo and laser cut stars on the sides, gives the perfect edge to complete a simple look. A sneaker that is not just timeless but made to last and comes with two sets of interchangeable laces to switch up the look.
PC: Stella McCartney
A simple way to update any look is a diamond, gold cuff from Amy DiGregorio. Featuring just the right amount of sparkle, you can wear it solo or stack the cuff with other bracelets. Customized and made to fit each person, adding a piece of this jewelry line is always essential, and definitely a great pick-me-up during this time.
PC: Amy DiGregorio