As cliché as it may sound by now, we’re a year and some change into living through a global pandemic, and, well, I’m definitely still processing everything. I wish the tragedy it’s wreaked never happened, but it did, and it’s only human of me to try to find some sort of silver lining in all of it. As a fashion editor, I naturally do a lot of thinking about the state of my own closet, and what I’ve come to realize after so many months of living in nothing but sweatpants and loungewear is that I had never really given my wardrobe basics the time of day pre-pandemic.
So, yes, it took an unprecedented global event to bring it to my attention, but now I finally realize just how valuable the below closet staples really are. Hey, better late than never. At the very least, the pandemic (which is far from over) has inspired me to give these items a new emphasis. So while I navigate the in-between lifestyle of going out more while continuing to work from home, you can bet I’ll be keeping a healthy stock of these items in my rotation, this year and beyond.