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13 May

Having moved around a lot, I’m wary of amassing more than can fit neatly into a suitcase. I have always been a minimalist and love the freedom it affords. I don’t mean to paint myself some barefoot ascetic who has shunned the material world- far from it! I just don’t like to have anything extraneous in my life that I don’t absolutely adore.

I think the key to achieving a carefully curated, uncluttered life is to seek beauty in everything and to truly know your personal style and aesthetic. Invest in yourself and what you love, slowly and patiently with care and attention to detail. As the venerable Yves Saint Laurent said: “Fashion fades, style is eternal.”

I try to build my wardrobe around essentials, classic luxe basics the exemplify the highest quality and workmanship. My eternally graceful grandmother, who never left the house without lipstick, believed that a girl in possession of a great haircut, coat, and pair of shoes is unstoppable! Here are my Top 10 Essentials:

  1. Cashmere Sweater
  2. Slim Trouser
  3. Blazer
  4. Black Leather Bag
  5. Little Black Dress
  6. Black Kohl Eyeliner
  7. Trench Coat
  8. Watch
  9. Boots
  10. Flats

What are your top 10 wardrobe essentials?