OK, I'm stuck! After reading today's blog post, I thought I had figured out essentials, but after reading the comments, and trying to apply it to MY wardrobe, I realize I am confused.
Here's an example: so, I wear denim daily. I would consider jeans then to be one of my essentials. But it seems like what is needed is a type of jean, right? Specifically, for me, a dark wash, skinny or straight leg (to tuck into boots so I can wear them year-round), mid-high rise, full length. Done.