THE ESSENTIALS LIST: favorite wardrobe staples

Mint Wall and Pink PurseHave you ever had that moment when you are looking through your closet full of clothes for something to wear and you think, “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR?!” Which is actually quite absurd. Who does that? (Me! I do that!!) 

So I've found something to combat those difficult times! I've realized when I keep the essential in my closet at all times, I always have an outfit that looks put together and makes me feel cute. Even when I’m in a hurry!

This outfit includes a few basic pieces from my essentials list that my team and I created for you.

White top and jeansThis staple white shirt. You guys, everyone needs a classic white shirt (see list below)! So get one you love and makes you feel great! I love that this white shirt is just slightly oversized, but fitted enough that I don't feel like I'm wearing my husband's shirt.

Dark denim. Also on my list! (Did I mention I made a list of essentials for you guys). Everyone has their go-to favorites for jeans, I do too! I love dark denim because I can dress up or down, wear with pumps or sneakers, top with blouses or t-shirts. I love these jeans because they are a little stretchy but don't lose their shape after one wear!

AND they're under $100!!





Pink PurseSatchels are also a must in my book! This pink saddle bag is really one of my tried and true favorites. I took it's twin sister all over Europe and it was a lifesaver. So when I saw this beauty available in PINK it was kind of an obvious yes.

classic white button upAnd last but not least, flats. So important! Comfortable, cute flats that go with everything really pull an outfit together. These taupe flats have a fun, side cutout detail that add a little extra!

Flats and pink BagWhite shirt and jeansWhite Button Up
Ripped-Knee Skinny Jean
Pink Saddle Bag
Taupe Flats
Geo-shapes Necklace
Photo by Vincent

Here's our Mint Arrow wardrobe essential list! I like to keep these items up to date in my closet and adjust my list as I need to, but it usually looks a little like this:

1. Plain White Tee
2. Ballet Flats
3. Denim Jacket
4. Pumps
5. Simple Gold Necklaces
6. Cute Tee with a Detail
7. Black Pants
8. Cardigan
9. Dark Denim
10. Booties
11. Classic White Shirt
12. Little Black Dress
13. Favorite Sandals
14. Satchel Purse
15. Pencil Skirt



Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. How have you found the Anthro necklace to hold up. Really cute but the one review said it became tarnished almost immediately. Thanks for any thoughts.

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