the ultimate guide to closet essentials

  • Published: 18 April 2019
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    Howdy and welcome to Ashey's Ultimate Guide to Closet Essentials™, where I list out my wardrobe essentials, talk about what types of fabrics, fits, and details I look for in the perfect basic, and where you can buy quality investment and affordable options for each essential clothing item. Whether you like to play with fashion trends or stick to a capsule wardrobe, basics are the foundation to any wardrobe.

    re/done stovepipe (
    aritzia arlo straight (
    madewell demi boot (, or these on sale:
    afends shelby jean (
    these are also a great affordable option for $39! (

    distressed festival shorts: abrand (
    90’s shorts: afends (sold out)

    dr martens vintage 1460 dr martens vintage 1460 ( or a slightly cheaper option:
    heeled patent boots: nasty gal (, similar w lower heel:,
    unif choke boots (

    nike air force one jesters (
    fila disruptors (
    reebok vintage club c (

    buckle heels: asos (similar:
    cap toe heels: steel madden (

    re/done tshirt (
    forever21 tshirt (
    affordable + sustainable from everlane (
    one from urban too (

    can’t find the exact same styles but here are similar options!
    aerie (,
    calvin klein (

    eggie (
    more affordable option (
    also gorgeous (
    if you want to splurge (

    black turtleneck bodysuit: summersalt (
    sustainable option from everlane (
    affordable option from asos (

    chunky knit sweater: urban outfitters (similar:,,
    turtleneck: thrifted (similar:

    red polka dot dress: privacy please (
    gingham dress: urban outfitters

    dark wash: thrifted (similar:,
    levi’s sherpa denim jacket (

    mine is sold out but here are the best alternatives
    expensive but super cool (
    a more classic moto style (
    cropped option (

    kozha numbers (
    affordable options from nasty gal (,
    affordable options from asos (,,

    ON ME
    cherry earrings: en route (
    denim jacket: thrifted (similar:,
    tshirt: brandy melville
    jeans: madewell (

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    what’s your name? ashley
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    how old are you? 20 (born in 1998)
    how tall are you? 5'5"
    what’s your ethnicity? half british and half burmese
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Comments • 5 370

  • Amelia B.
    Amelia B.  4 hours back

    are y'all americans....okay? these clothes are all so expensive!! over in britain our clothes are very cheap and i refuse to buy anything over £20. i hate spending a lot so i'm always very careful about what i buy

    • Alana Lewis
      Alana Lewis  7 hours back

      "Falafel Janken" honestly me trying to pronounce it

      • Kathy C.
        Kathy C.  7 hours back

        What about shoes for us wide footed gals? 😭 Anyone?

        • Margaret Slocum
          Margaret Slocum  9 hours back

          5:56 Kinda reminds me of Christopher Robin

          • fairytaleyoongi
            fairytaleyoongi  23 hours back

            kinda hard to shop when my legs are 108cm lol

            • mel
              mel  23 hours back

              "zoella was still big on yt" hahhshs

              • stainthegemini
                stainthegemini  1 days back

                come thruuuuuu

                • addison braden
                  addison braden  2 days back

                  tip for ladies with larger chests: try to avoid high-neck sweaters/shirts. it ends up making your boobs look like they stop and start five inches away from where they actually do.
                  * not saying never get high-neck, they can look good, just keep it in mind if you ever get frustrated. we all get it, sister.
                  * also, a square neckline and v-neck are gonna be a good friend.

                  • Cath My Breath
                    Cath My Breath  2 days back

                    Levi’s definitely changed my jeans game, frickin’ amazing!

                    • Alexa Rubino
                      Alexa Rubino  2 days back

                      Wish I had ur body

                      Here, *you can have my potato body*

                      It’s not that bad, *i promise*

                      • chiara 05
                        chiara 05  2 days back

                        I actually have lot of this stuff. I feel stylish

                        • Oakpear
                          Oakpear  2 days back

                          Maybe I will stick to Walmart and thrift stores.

                          • Juana Stirling
                            Juana Stirling  2 days back

                            Thank you SO MUCH. I recently discovered your channel and you’re REALLY helping me out in almost every clothing situation. Keep going!

                            • Berfin Dogan
                              Berfin Dogan  3 days back


                              • Yukta Matai
                                Yukta Matai  3 days back

                                what is that necklace you wear around your neck? is it religious?

                                • SHE WOLF
                                  SHE WOLF  3 days back

                                  14:48 Previous year I had an army green black white hoodie thing with 'skate' on it and the year for that year I had a grey waistcoat. 🤷🏻‍♀️

                                  • •kathryn thompson•

                                    I love your style with a *passion*

                                    • Mina Chimmy
                                      Mina Chimmy  3 days back

                                      This video just called me broke in every language there is

                                      😭 the most I’ve ever spent on a t shirt is ten bucks

                                      • Kristen Lo
                                        Kristen Lo  3 days back

                                        16:31 you’re welcome😂

                                        • Tessa Bierle
                                          Tessa Bierle  3 days back

                                          I'm coming back 4 months after watching this video to share a PSA: EXPENSIVE JEANS ARE NOTICEABLE! I never cared too much about jeans because they're expensive as heck, but after I got smarter with shopping I'm never going back. I've never bought an expensive pair of jeans for full price but thanks to depop I have 4 pairs of vintage and/or name brand 100% cotton jeans and since then my jean radar has been beeping. I don't know how, but I really notice jeans in an outfit now. Even when browsing on depop I can tell whether or not jeans are good quality or not just from the picture. And that means I notice on the daily with people I meet, too. Obviously it doesn't matter in the long run if people have good jeans on or not, but good jeans do stand out. I've become more confident when I wear jeans because I know they fit well and look good. I really agree with Ashley that a good pair of jeans changes the whole game. But if you don't have the $100 to spend and your thrift store is an abyss of grandpa clothes, definitely try depop, there's so much selection.

                                          • Guccy Flip Flops
                                            Guccy Flip Flops  4 days back

                                            This video told me to get a job in 30 different languages

                                            • •Clover Playz•
                                              •Clover Playz•  4 days back

                                              The only stuff I have in my closet are a bunch of oversized hoodies, leggings and a bunch of vans.

                                              • kitty gamerxxx
                                                kitty gamerxxx  4 days back

                                                I'll just stick to the jeans from riva

                                                • Maddie Ahn
                                                  Maddie Ahn  4 days back

                                                  I hate u but I like ur vids

                                                  • Aira
                                                    Aira  4 days back

                                                    70??? Damn

                                                    • cuppaint
                                                      cuppaint  4 days back

                                                      Her basic closet is bigger than my whole closet

                                                      • Josie Draheim
                                                        Josie Draheim  4 days back

                                                        closet essential: ethical clothing :)

                                                        • Ava Alyaovlu
                                                          Ava Alyaovlu  5 days back


                                                          • A girl
                                                            A girl  5 days back

                                                            I've watched the video 3 times already and I'm not done yet😂. It's really helpful, thanks Ashley.

                                                            • Arya Jha
                                                              Arya Jha  5 days back

                                                              Im indian and these essential will not gonna work for me

                                                              • Arya Jha
                                                                Arya Jha  5 days back

                                                                I live in agra capital city for footwear and the boots here will cost us 6-7$ and if we want high quality with hidden defect footwear its cost 2_3$ she paid fucking 200$ im not used to it man

                                                                • Ishtar Dawe
                                                                  Ishtar Dawe  5 days back

                                                                  This is the most comprehensive closet essentials guide and I'm really glad you went through everything in the detail you did! I've never fully understood why some of the choices work how they do, so seeing this and seeing the criteria for working well is wonderful! Thank you so much :)

                                                                  • Truly Greg
                                                                    Truly Greg  5 days back

                                                                    This was so incredibly helpful! Thank you!

                                                                    • sarah boddie
                                                                      sarah boddie  5 days back

                                                                      Ok but why does she remind me of that teacher you wish you had that everyone was close to (p.s. love you sm)

                                                                      • sarah boddie
                                                                        sarah boddie  5 days back

                                                                        Can you do a video on how to alter certain clothing peices especially jeans at the waist because I can’t figure out how to do it

                                                                        • aimee eve
                                                                          aimee eve  5 days back

                                                                          I’ve got a problem because I absolutely LOVE big chunky heeled platform black boots but I can’t wear them because I’m like 5”9 and all my (3) friends are close to 5” lol hate everything

                                                                          • bebekinz
                                                                            bebekinz  5 days back

                                                                            dude a large persent of that us teas people cant wear 80 percent of the year without sweating our asses off :)

                                                                            • Margarida Freitas Leite

                                                                              Finally i discovered an awesome fashion channel !!

                                                                              • dragon munk
                                                                                dragon munk  6 days back

                                                                                Closest essential: confidence

                                                                                • Emily Corilynn
                                                                                  Emily Corilynn  6 days back

                                                                                  Can I just come with you for shopping and just try on the same clothes and stuff so I know what to pick and wear

                                                                                  • sam
                                                                                    sam  6 days back

                                                                                    did you say doctor martins

                                                                                    • Mary Spe :v
                                                                                      Mary Spe :v  6 days back

                                                                                      it's nice to know that I own less than half of the essentials lmaooooo

                                                                                      • melodia2772
                                                                                        melodia2772  6 days back

                                                                                        I worked both at Victoria’s Secret and Aerie and I got to say I prefer Victoria’s Secret bras by far; I feel like aerie bras simply don’t feel comfy :(

                                                                                        • Aporajita Bangali
                                                                                          Aporajita Bangali  6 days back

                                                                                          mannn i adore ashey!!

                                                                                          • K. Charrette
                                                                                            K. Charrette  6 days back

                                                                                            But if I buy non-stretchy jeans they are GUARANTEED to never ever ever ever fit except for one random day a month

                                                                                            • Rhee Rhee
                                                                                              Rhee Rhee  7 days back

                                                                                              I searched up basic girl outfits and got what I wanted. Now I have an outfit to go to Starbucks and order a pumpkin spice latte

                                                                                              • Savanna A
                                                                                                Savanna A  7 days back

                                                                                                I need help finding more sustainable, ethical, and maybe vegan brands. If you could do a detailed video on that I’d appreciate it so much !!

                                                                                                • Talita Stuart Cardoso
                                                                                                  Talita Stuart Cardoso  7 days back

                                                                                                  I love her talking, it strangely reminds me of Rick Sanchez. hahaha