My essentials (see Finds) took a hit this week after I retired black OTF pants and a pair of jeans. They both passed the point of no return. I did add a new pair of (black) jeans. Accidental purchase - I thought they were dark wash blue!

I can create complete outfits without essentials, but it can be ALGO so more often an essential can be found anchoring a look. I can also create an entire look with essentials. It can be quietly handsome, but doesn’t spark joy for me the way a more richly colourful look does.