I have a bit of OCD when it comes to organization. I organize everything… desk drawers, the refrigerator, my makeup bag… the closet doesn’t escape my obsessive compulsive tendencies. Its crazily (or wonderfully, depending on how you look at it) organized. One way I maintain organization is by storing my to-be-steamed clothes on the far right side of the closet. Now, I’ve been doing a lot of closet cleaning and wardrobe evaluation recently. And I’ve taken note of the items that are constantly on the to-be-steamed side. So, I figured I’d share those items with you, my 7 most worn items.
Item 2: J. Crew chambray shirt (here, and a perfect version by their sister company). I’ve been a fan of chambray since it became popular again a few years ago. I wear mine tucked in with black pants for work pretty frequently. I also layer it under sweaters in the winter and roll up the sleeves and wear it with a pair of distressed shorts in the summer.
Item 3: YSL black cardigan (nearly identical version by Miu Miu). I bought this cardigan pre-owned from eBay a few years ago (buying a new designer cardigan is so expensive!). Its a super soft cashmere silk blend with the most stunning drape. This is another piece I wear to work quite often. I typically pair it with an interesting patterned shell like this one, and some black trousers for a dressier, more professional look.
Item 4: Citizens of Humanity Racer Jeans in slash wash (here in slash, also love them distressed slash and washed out). I’ve always had a difficult time finding comfortable and flattering jeans. I’ve gone through a lot of pairs. I only have a few pairs left now, and my favorite of them is the Racer cut by COH. I really like the skinny-but-not-too-skinny cut, and the pocket placement is nice and flattering. The only problem I had with them was having to hem them (got them right above the ankle), and now they’re perfect. Just to be clear, I don’t steam my jeans. They just get stores on the other side until I give them the once-over to make sure they don’t have stains. 😉
Item 5: White tank tops. You can’t have too many white tank tops. There are plain wear-alone ones (I have this one… completely opaque) and dressy wear-alone ones (like this stunning crocheted one). I wear them most often with a patterned cardigan and colorful pants for work (I count gray as colorful :p), or just with jeans and a loose cardigan when I’m off.
Item 6: Black cropped pants. I remember when cropped pants first came out. I loved them, mostly for the fact that I didn’t have to hem them. I started out with J. Crew’s Minnie pants, and wore them to death through medical school and the first part of residency. After that I decided to branch out a bit. Since then I’ve picked up mostly pre-owned pairs on eBay and brought them all to my tailor for some hemming and such. I have a few pairs now and wear each of them regularly. Since I wear them so often I’m always on the lookout for my next pair.
Item 7: Equipment signature shirt in black (here). Like every other blogger, I totally fell for Equipment’s signature washed silk shirts. I used to have a few too many of them to justify, so I sold most of them and kept only my favorites. My most worn color is, of course, black. I love that the black in this blouse is soft, almost like a deep gray. It allows me to pair them with a pair of black wool pants and black shoes for a chic and easy monotone look. Perfect for my Monday laziness.