I’ve seen some of my favorite bloggers do posts like this and it got me thinking — what pieces do I really feel like were the best, most worn, most loved additions last year? Here’s what I came up with:
AYR Supercool Tees | These are my go-to tees now! So soft and light. Easy to layer with or wear alone. I love the modern cut of the sleeves.
Agolde Riley Jeans | These jeans are SO GOOD!! Vintage-inspired, 100% cotton and the perfect amount of distressing right at the back hem. I got my usual size and could barely button them, but I was assured by quick research on the Internet that that’s exactly how 100% cotton jeans should fit at first. They require a little breaking in and then they are perfect. I’m really glad I didn’t go with a different size because they definitely stretched out and are so comfortable now.
AYR White Deep End Shirt | Officially my favorite white button down shirt. It’s a classic style with a modern shape that is so comfortable. I love the giant pocket, boxy fit, and that the fabric isn’t too sheer, too.
Jenni Kayne Cocoon Cardigan | I’m not usually a long cardigan person, but I love the cocoon shape of this one, and the cashmere is nice and soft. It’s become my default sweater to wear at home on the weekends or for morning family walks — I just pair it with leggings and slippers or sneakers. It does run big, so I recommend sizing down. Note: my code Natalie15 gets you 15% off anything at Jenni Kayne all year long.
Krewe Sunglasses | At first I thought these would be reserved for only certain outfits because they’re pretty bold, but I have worn them every single day since I got them and they go with everything!!
Clare V Tote | This bag is a classic, timeless, keep-forever bag that is what my minimalist dreams are made of. I added a hand-painted monogram with my initials and I love it so much! Mine is the ‘miel’ color.
ABLE Ruched Puff Shoulder Tee | Truly my favorite tee of 2020! The fabric has gotten so soft and comfortable like a well-loved tee, and the puff shoulder adds a feminine detail. I usually wear this tucked into vintage-inspired jeans. Note: my code Natalie25 gets you 25% off anything at ABLE all year.
Rebecca Minkoff Talia Top | A fresh take on a classic striped tee. The puff shoulders aren’t overwhelming to me, and the material is like a thick tee. I love to tuck it into straight leg jeans.
Eileen Fisher Cropped Mockneck | This is the most surprising favorite item. I selected it as part of a holiday campaign and quickly fell in love with it. It’s a top I never would’ve though I needed, but am so, so happy I have now. I love the cropped, boxy fit and the fabric is incredible. I recommend sizing down, as pretty much everything at EILEEN FISHER runs roomy.
Sam Edelman Combat Boots | My friend Stephanie was the one that convinced me to add these to my wardrobe. This type of boot always felt so clunky and emo to me, but then seeing the way she styled them and added masculinity to otherwise feminine outfits really pushed me out of my comfort zone and gave me the confidence to give them a try.
Jenni Kayne Summer Dress | I have two of these — one in white, one in black — because they were gifted to me as part of my ambassadorship in 2020. Admittedly when I got the first one (in black) I was skeptical about how much I’d really wear it and nervous to share about it because of the price point. But then I found myself wanting to wear it around the house or to run an errand and it just really became a summer uniform for me. They’re lined and made with a lightweight cotton-linen fabric that’s so breathable and comfortable. The white one was sent to me a month or so after the black one and I honestly know I’ll have these and love them for years and years to come. I hope Jenni Kayne brings them back this year!
Madewell High Rise White Skinnies | These dethroned my previous favorite pair of white jeans this year. I love the high rise and the button detail.
What are some of the best things you added to your wardrobe last year?