Today I thought I’d share some of my favorites of what I call my “super basics” – aka, the really casual items in my wardrobe, that I get incredible “cost per wear’ out of it – as in, pennies, because I wear them every day. The simple items that are the backbone of our closets, and may actually be what we wear the most part of our day – aka while we’re sleeping, lounging, or under our clothing – but which may get neglected in favor of more glamorous items. Here are some of mine, and I’d love to hear yours!
Ralph Lauren sleepshirt: I own quite a few iterations of these, but my absolute favorite version is the jersey, 3/4 sleeve configuration, which is perfect. The sleeves aren’t too long, the material is really soft and comfortable, and still quite flattering for sleepwear, in my opinion. I live in loungewear at home and this is what I’m wearing most mornings as I have my tea (while juggling baby!). The button up front is great for nursing mamas too, by the way.
Birkenstock Gizehs: I wear both my white and black Gizeh pairs quite a lot, but especially the black. I wore these so much all throughout my pregnancy and now postpartum, that I have a very clear Gizeh shaped tan line on my foot. It’s actually a bit embarrassing so thank goodness fall is coming soon. In the meantime, I’m contemplating buying a back up pair of blacks that I can slowly start to break in, as it will surely be a very sad day when my existing pair gives out. If you’re interested, you can find more information about my Gizehs and other Birkenstocks, via my Birkenstocks review.
Aerie bralettes: I love these bras! I wore them before, all throughout my pregnancy (in a different size) and now post partum, still vastly prefer them to nursing bras. They are incredibly comfortable, soft, stretchy, and I never have the end of the day discomfort that I experience with underwire bras. I can actually hang out and lounge in these at home, which I never could with other bras. Plus, they’re quite affordable. I would size up as Aerie runs small, in my opinion.
Gap Broken in Straight Khakis: These are my favorite “casual” pants that aren’t jeans/leggings. I have three pairs in various colors. These are the only pants which I can that I’ve worn on safari in South Africa, tromping around the city in Tokyo, and to work – that’s how versatile and comfortable they are! You can style them depending on the occasion with trainers or with heels. In any iteration, they have this really cool, slightly slouchy look and I always cuff the bottoms. Even my husband likes them. If it’s your first time trying these, I would order several sizes and/or try them on in store, as you may need a few tries to find your perfect fit. They do fit a tad bit large, even by Gap standards (a perennial vanity sizing offender).
What are some of your favorite “super duper” basics?