ALEX MILL SHIRTDRESS, goop, $148; G. LABEL Mel Relaxed Ultra-Wide Jeans, goop, $295; STUART WEITZMAN Bag, Stuart Weitzman, $550; STUART WEITZMAN Sandals, Stuart Weitzman, $325; MICHELLE FANTACI Earrings (worn throughout), goop, $2,250; LIZZIE MANDLER Bracelet (worn throughout), goop, $5,450
Everyday Wardrobe Essentials
That Fill in the ______
In partnership with our friends at Stuart Weitzman
Handling life’s curveballs is a sport that women have gotten especially good at. What’s more, we’ve figured out how to turn the trickiest of moments into golden opportunities. Nathalie Love, for example, was so troubled by the underrepresentation of women in the arts that she cofounded We the Women to raise awareness and educate. Meanwhile, Neada Jane Deters created the organic skin-care line Lesse to solve the skin problems she had after moving from Australia to New York. Coincidentally—or more likely not coincidentally at all—both have an easy, minimalist aesthetic that makes getting dressed an utterly stress-free experience. It’s a universal truth: A wardrobe rooted in streamlined, reliable neutrals and functional, sleek silhouettes is a wardrobe that requires very little in the way of outfit plotting, which in turn leaves plenty of time for unexpected pinch-hitting.
DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY Jumpsuit, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, $625; STUART WEITZMAN Boots, Stuart Weitzman, $575; ARIEL GORDON Earrings, goop, $575; SOPHIE RATNER Ring (worn throughout), goop, $950; BONDEYE JEWELRY Ring (worn throughout), goop, $895
THE TOTE THAT
“I like to carry my life around with me, so this tote is the perfect solution and so much sleeker then a traditional workbag.” —Love
The Clutch that Keeps
“A well-appointed clutch is always an elegant statement for more formal occasions, and I love a neutral alternative to the usual black.” —Deters
The Handbag that Handles Anything
“The mini-bag movement underlines my all-time favorite philosophy of ‘less is more,’ creating ample opportunity for a minimal approach to spring.” —Deters
HOW THEY GET
THROUGH THEIR DAYS
The City That Kick-Starts the Imagination
Love: Los Angeles, my hometown.
Deters: Paris, always. New York in the fall.
The Artists That Inspire
Love: Theodora Allen. (I went to high school with her and just saw her solo show at Kasmin in New York City.)
Deters: Egon Schiele and Louise Bourgeois.
The Meal That Fuels
Love: Bacon, two soft-boiled eggs, Tartine toast.
Deters: Fresh avocado and greens.
The Mantra That Grounds
Love: From your heart, not your head, Nat.
Deters: Live with courage.
The Workout That Energizes
Love: Barry’s Bootcamp and LOVE yoga in Echo Park.
Deters: Vinyasa yoga at Sky Ting in NYC.