And here you have all of my favorite basics in one post - bookmark this one, because if you add them to your closet, they'll be your favorites, too. Let's start with the layering pieces - this denim jacket, which you've seen over and over and over again, is a favorite for good reason. It's got the perfect wash and distressing to it - looks vintage, but, surprise, surprise - it's not! And the fit? It's oversized just to my liking. I plan to keep this one in my collection for years to come. Next up, we've got the essential sweater. This one is from J.Jill's collection - it comes in plenty of colors (navy, neutral, lilac!) and is an amazing layering piece for San Francisco's fickle weather. Next up we have the jeans - I love these skinny ankle-cropped pair that I picked up last November at Nordstrom Rack at price that can't be beat (they were definitely under $75, if you can believe that!). It's hard to find a good pair of white jeans, so my rule of thumb is, if it fits just the way you like and you love them, don't pass on them!
Finally, we've got the accessories. Starting with the bag, I grabbed this reversible vegan leather tote at Nordstrom for under $50. It has become my staple work bag - perfect for carrying my laptop and lunch and everything in between. It's so popular that everyone usually sells out of it in a flash. I have a bucket bag from the same brand and love it just the same. I am still on the hunt for the best basic black sneakers and flats, so in the meantime, I've been finding myself drawn to grey. These New Balance sneakers are comfortable and go with pretty much everything (I recommend sizing up half a size). So, there you have it - what's on your best of basics list?
J.Jill Sweater c/o (now on sale!) | Denim Jacket via Lulus.com | Citizens of Humanity Cropped Jeans c/o Nordstrom Rack | Tote via Nordstrom | New Balance Sneakers
Photos by: JennyMay
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