the ultimate guide to closet essentials

the ultimate guide to closet essentials

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Howdy and welcome to Ashey's Ultimate Guide to Closet Essentials™, where I list out my wardrobe essentials, talk about what types of fabrics, fits, and details I look for in the perfect basic, and where you can buy quality investment and affordable options for each essential clothing item. Whether you like to play with fashion trends or stick to a capsule wardrobe, basics are the foundation to any wardrobe.

THE PERFECT PAIR OF JEANS
re/done stovepipe (http://bit.ly/2Vc28JM)
aritzia arlo straight (http://bit.ly/2UJazg7)
madewell demi boot (http://bit.ly/2KOYAcu, or these on sale: http://bit.ly/2V9sxHZ)
afends shelby jean (http://bit.ly/2XRi1Hy)
these are also a great affordable option for $39! (http://bit.ly/2KY0lns)

DENIM SHORTS
distressed festival shorts: abrand (http://bit.ly/2VUlNLc)
90’s shorts: afends (sold out)

BLACK BOOTS
dr martens vintage 1460 dr martens vintage 1460 (https://amzn.to/2InQhzL or a slightly cheaper option: http://bit.ly/2QSaXnk)
heeled patent boots: nasty gal (http://bit.ly/2KMPJYy, similar w lower heel: http://bit.ly/2V83qFr, http://bit.ly/2V8UwYd)
unif choke boots (http://bit.ly/2KSdQVU)

WHITE SNEAKERS
nike air force one jesters (http://bit.ly/2KOXrSe)
fila disruptors (http://bit.ly/2Uk5ud9)
reebok vintage club c (http://bit.ly/2EmJCno)

NUDE HEELS
buckle heels: asos (similar: http://bit.ly/2KQAA8T)
cap toe heels: steel madden (http://bit.ly/2V3PHQ8)

T-SHIRTS
re/done tshirt (http://bit.ly/2V64F8j)
forever21 tshirt (http://bit.ly/2Vdc0Tt)
affordable + sustainable from everlane (http://bit.ly/2KOmjt2)
one from urban too (http://bit.ly/2Vh8gAB)

BRAS
can’t find the exact same styles but here are similar options!
aerie (http://bit.ly/2V3IZcZ, http://bit.ly/2Va329y)
calvin klein (http://bit.ly/2Gv0Zoj)

WHITE BLOUSE
eggie (http://bit.ly/2VlQAR3)
more affordable option (http://bit.ly/2KY3fZo)
also gorgeous (http://bit.ly/2KY4kjU)
if you want to splurge (http://bit.ly/2UvdgRn)

BLACK TURTLENECK
black turtleneck bodysuit: summersalt (http://bit.ly/2V7Va8x)
sustainable option from everlane (http://bit.ly/2KNVeX9)
affordable option from asos (http://bit.ly/2KSjIhU)

SWEATER
chunky knit sweater: urban outfitters (similar: http://bit.ly/2KR92A3, http://bit.ly/2Vh7hQV, http://bit.ly/2Pf8u5w)
turtleneck: thrifted (similar: http://bit.ly/2KPmK6J)

LITTLE PATTERED DRESS
red polka dot dress: privacy please (http://bit.ly/2VbZ1l4)
gingham dress: urban outfitters

DENIM JACKET
dark wash: thrifted (similar: http://bit.ly/2KNlukn, http://bit.ly/2V3ED5D)
levi’s sherpa denim jacket (http://bit.ly/2T7xPUp)

LEATHER JACKET
mine is sold out but here are the best alternatives
expensive but super cool (http://bit.ly/2V8Z297)
a more classic moto style (https://go.zara/2ZotuLI)
cropped option (http://bit.ly/2KO29Q7)

BLACK PURSE
kozha numbers (https://kozhanumbers.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-orbit?aff=10)
affordable options from nasty gal (http://bit.ly/2KMXT38, http://bit.ly/2KOeiog)
affordable options from asos (http://bit.ly/2V82lO1, http://bit.ly/2KLG8Br, http://bit.ly/2KLG8Br)

ON ME
cherry earrings: en route (http://bit.ly/2I0rFhV)
denim jacket: thrifted (similar: http://bit.ly/2KNlukn, http://bit.ly/2V3ED5D)
tshirt: brandy melville
jeans: madewell (http://bit.ly/2KOYAcu)

F A Q
what’s your name? ashley
what’s your instagram? @best.dressed
how old are you? 20 (born in 1998)
how tall are you? 5'5"
what’s your ethnicity? half british and half burmese
what equipment do you use to film?
➭ main camera: panasonic lumix gh5 (https://amzn.to/2Nb0W1z)
➭ 12-35mm lens (https://amzn.to/2JiSrz7)
➭ mic: rode videomic pro+ (https://amzn.to/2QHfZBU)
➭ vlog camera: canon powershot g7x mark ii http://amzn.to/2DfL4cZ
➭ canon m50 (https://amzn.to/2Dp1bnk)
➭ editing: final cut pro

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