It seems like there are a million lists out there detailing those “Must Have” items for the perfect wardrobe. A crisp, white button down (for the lady who apparently never spills coffee on herself), comfy yet stylish heels (aka The Holy Grail), the constantly changing “flattering on everyone” jeans (um, lies)…at this point, we pretty much know these lists by heart.
I am all for having those basics, but honestly, I have a theory that there is only one item that is a “must have” for all ladies. And that is an piece of clothing that no matter what your mood, when you put it on, you just feel happy. Maybe it’s a dress that makes you feel sexy no matter how unsexy you may be feeling. Maybe it’s that pair of patterned flats that put a little spring in your step. Maybe it’s that colorful scarf you bought with a friend that makes you think of them every time you put it on. For me, it’s this sweater.
I don’t know that I would say this sweater is exceptionally trendy or fashion-forward, and I don’t really care. I love how soft it is, I like the way I look in it, and every time I wear it, I smile. So as helpful as those “must have” fashion lists can be, make sure number one on that list are those items that when you put them on, everything is just a little bit better. Because while the basics are certainly good to have, there is nothing basic about the way those special pieces make you feel.