You go along paying your rent and occasionally eating something that grew out of the ground, thinking that you're an adult. But then you realize your closet has certain...deficiencies, such as zero plain T-shirts or my personal problem with pants. That's when you regroup and pad your wardrobe with known winners, like the 12 must-haves we've listed below.
You need them for professional reasons. Might also be a good idea to get them tailored.
It doesn't have to be super stylist Karla Welch's version, but it should be one that fits you well. Still nothing fresher than a white T and jeans.
Hanes x Karla, $30
Another classic, which just shows you how easy it is to be chic: We all know the formula, it's just a matter of sorting out the right variables.
The best thing I bought all year. Don't be scared it'll be too stuffy, because it looks right with practically anything you throw at it.
J.W. Anderson x Uniqlo, $150
Nose pads are everything, rose-colored lenses are extra.
Because you never know when you'll get a last-minute invite, and you wouldn't want to be caught unawares, would you?
Whatever size you choose, you can be confident they'll withstand the shifting sands of fashion. Unless you get some of those absolutely massive ones you can fit your hand through.
Jamie Wolf, $790
When you want the ease of a slip-on but more walkability than a mule.
(But get one with a strap when your hands are full of coffee/phone/shopping bags/piñata.)