Closet Cleanout: Restocking My Wardrobe Basics

I haven’t gone full-on Marie Kondo (yet) but I did another closet and drawer mini clean-out and realized most of my basics needed to be restocked. My t-shirts weren’t in the best shape and did not bring me any joy and most were looking quite scrappy, so I did a little online shopping. After going through the older pieces I don’t wear and ones that need to be replaced, I found myself in need of some new tees (I love these), sweatshirts, both sweatpants (these are THE best) and leggings, and some cute sleepwear, too. It’s freezing here in Chicago – looks like I need jeans (been wearing this brand on repeat) and winter boots, too!

Now that I’m officially done leaving the house (but seriously it’s so cold), I want to at least feel like I don’t look terrible when I’m sitting by my fireplace. My one drawer (we really need a bigger dresser) is only half-full (hey I’m an optimist!). Here’s what I’m welcoming into my closet, life, and home.


Striped Tee

Everyone should have a great striped tee. This classic piece has the cutest wrap detail in the back.
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James Perse

Boxy Tee

I somehow had just one long sleeve tee so I ordered this white one. James Perse is a splurge but so soft and worth it for my one great long sleeve white tee.
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Long Sleeve Tee

Love this classic, slightly oversized ex boyfriend tee. I'll now have white, black, grey, and striped long sleeve tees. And done.
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A little fun and sporty, yes? My other sweatshirts are solid and I wanted something to mix it up.
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Cashmere Sweatshirt

Cozy classic cashmere
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The Softest Pullover

My sweatshirt situation wasn't very good, and after buying one of these, I found myself ordering not one but two more. I live in them!
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Club Monaco

Cream Sweater

As basic as it gets, but I was in need of a few loose sweaters and have been wearing this one on repeat.
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Beyond Yoga

Foldover Sweatpants

These run a little large, so order down one size. They are the softest sweatpants I've ever owned, so I got them in black and grey.
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Le High Skinny Jeans

Frame jeans are some of my favorites, and since all my old jeans are still a little snug, I needed to add another pair to my arsenal.
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Raw Hem Ankle Jeans

These are really stretchy and comfortable, and are the perfect length for sneakers or booties. I wear them at least a few times a week, but they do stretch and need to be washed after wearing them just once or twice.
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Leather Sneakers

I got so many questions about these when I posted them a few weeks ago. They're so cute and comfortable, and look great with jeans. I love them!
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Cole Haan

Winter Boots

I have a pair of Sorels but they're kind of big and intense, so I realized it was time for something I could wear in place of my giant snowboots.
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J. Crew

Pom Hat

A go-to for these cold winter months. I only had one so I bought a second since I'll likely be wearing a hat for the next few months.
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Mark & Graham

Plaid Scarf

I got this right before the holidays and wear it all. the. time. It's works well with almost anything, is warm and oversized, and it adds a little something when wearing solids.
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Dana Rebecca

Diamond Studs

I got these in rose gold a few months ago and haven't taken them off. They're simple and timeless, and go with everythingQ
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J. Crew

Striped Pajamas

Bought these a few months ago but they're so cozy and on sale right now, so I'm sharing them again.
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Barefoot Dreams

Cozychic Robe

The softest, coziest thing I've ever owned. A gift from a friend, but one that's so good that I bought it as a gift for another friend within a week. If I'm not wearing it, it's because it's in the laundry.
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