I'm making my 2019 list without looking back at last year's list. I don't think it's changed much, but we'll see!

black silk tank
black linen shell
black linen tee
black silk blouse
black wool sweater
striped cotton tee

I may try adding a soft white version of some of these this year. We'll see how I feel about lighter neutrals in the new location.

blue skinny jeans
blue boyfriend jeans
olive utility pants
black ponte pants
denim skirt

I'm still wearing my denim skirt, but I don't really know if this will stay on my essentials list for long.

casual black knee-length dress
casual black maxi dress

black canvas Chuck Taylors
brown leather Chuck Taylors
black ankle booties
brown ankle booties
brown sandals
black ballet flats
snow boots

By "brown," I usually mean cognac, but some of my items are tan or natural.


black linen cardigan
taupe cashmere cardigan
navy merino cardigan

If I were replacing these, I wouldn't necessarily choose the same colors, but having the various weights covered is essential for me, and this is what's in my closet right now.

black puffer
tan trench

Accessories and Jewelry--------
simple gold necklaces (varied lengths)
plain cashmere scarf
brown leather crossbody bag
brown leather tote
black clutch
brown belt