just a very, very few from my white dress collection
I own -- and this is true -- white dresses at about a 1.5 ratio to all other clothing. ALL others. Meaning for every tee shirt...there's 1.5 white dresses. Every non-white dress gets a white dress and a half, every pair of jeans, every sweater, yada yada. I calculated this.
So, when I talk about go-tos, I am talking, almost strictly, about a white dress. Every purchase I make is centered around -- can I wear this with a white dress? (Although, clearly, the even more frequent question is -- is this a white dress, and am I buying it? --Yes.)
I feel sometimes the philosophy du jour re: wardrobe-building is -- grab a bunch of basics, and then find as many different things as you can to "stretch" those basics. So I often hear friends say, "Well...I already have a lot of ________ (fill in: jeans, white tees, etc.) -- I should get something different." And my brain goes nonononono. I resist that entirely! (On that note -- Lo, please don't quit white tees, Lauren, also don't quit white dresses.) The 1.5 ratio is actually rather extreme when you really think about it, but the truth is that I always feel most like me in a white, floor-grazing gown.
And I like feeling like me.
What's your go-to?