In a comment on the post Thank You, Helene, RM suggested “a post on where women find great basics. I have a go-to t-shirt, for example, while someone might have a staple crewneck sweater.” Then Yasmin weighed in with “I love to shop but with the lack of brick and mortar stores these days as well as inventory it makes the Saturday afternoon stroll unappealing. It’s great to know where and what ladies of like shopping mind find the best.”
So, I will start off the conversation — using this picture I took yesterday after visiting interior designer Katie Ridder and her stunning Millbrook garden — by sharing two of my tried-and-true basics. My favorite T-shirts are by Petit Bateau. I love the neck on the non-scalloped version. It lays flat and looks great peeking out from under a crewneck sweater. I have loads of them in white and black and have shortened many to wear untucked with a skirt. No need to go to Paris to snag a few, either.
I cherish a number of pairs of Saint Laurent sunglasses, but for running around, Ray-Bans win the day. They don’t break the bank, and when they go on sale I try styles outside of my comfort zone. Like reading glasses, I keep pairs scattered about.
Slingbacks, clogs, hobos, pleated knee-length skirts, short-sleeved knits, peacoats, Belgian Shoes, Adidas sneakers, and lambswool crewneck sweaters are the foundation of my wardrobe. I’m sure I’m forgetting a few items.
Okay, your turn!