You may be under the impression that I have an expansive wardrobe. This is absolutely true. If you look more closely, you may also realize that I keep a number of the pieces on constant replay. I have a ton of options, but I’m human. I gravitate towards the same few items again and again. With that in mind, here are the top 10 most used and abused articles in my closet.
1. Oliver Peoples aviators– I have 8 million pairs of sunglasses. But 99% of the time, I’m hiding behind these. They go with everything and are cool in an “I don’t care” kind of way.2. Zara leopard pumps– When in doubt, wear leopard. I treat this animal print as another neutral in my closet. I wear it everywhere with everything. 3. Kelly Wearstler painted cardigan– I apply my aforementioned leopard rule to pretty much all patterns. Wear them with everything. Solids, other patterns, it doesn’t matter. I find myself throwing on this metallic-splattered cardigan again and again. It kind of goes with nothing and everything at the same time.4. Gold jewelry- You will never catch me without my tiny Catbird and XIV Karats rings and necklaces. A few of them have special meanings; plus I just like a little bit of sparkle on me at all times. This Artelier cuff is a more recent addition, but I wear it daily. It reminds me to keep traveling and is a placeholder until I am brave enough to replace it with this tattoo.5. Knit gown– I obviously don’t wear this all the time. But, when I need a gown that’s guaranteed to turn heads, this is my go-to. It fits like a glove, has a train for extra drama and is a little bit see-through in all the right places. Basically, it’s a showstopper. 6. Vintage reconstructed army jacket– Others may disagree, but I believe that this jacket goes with absolutely everything. I would honestly pair it with every single item in my closet, from sweatpants to a ball gown. It is that versatile. Or else I just have a very strange sense of style. But, that’s a matter of opinion.7. Vivian Chan “Rosie” skort– Ugh. I wish that I was wearing this right now. It’s not a skirt, it’s not shorts. It’s some genius hybrid of the two and I can’t stop wearing it. Unfortunately, it’s being cleaned as I just wore it on Monday. Fortunately, I also own it in mint and black, so I don’t ever have to suffer without my Rosie.8. Toms leopard high tops– I said it before and I’ll say it again. Leopard goes with everything. You saw one of my dressy pairs of leopard shoes. (Yes, I own more than one.) Here are my throw-ons when I need something more casual.9. Viva Aviva “Magnolia” crop top– I had been searching for the perfect white crop top for forever. This was love at first sight. I have been getting a lot of mileage out of this baby all summer (and summerish fall). I plan on layering it over long sleeves should LA ever decide to cool down.10. Striped cardigan + For Love & Lemons bralette– My last one is a tossup between this oversized cardigan and lacy bralette. I love snuggling up in a big sweater. I constantly carry one with me, no matter the temperature. This bold striped number is one of my faves. And I adore little sneak peeks of lingerie. No one makes those glimpses more tantalizing than For Love & Lemons.
Photos by Michele LoBosco