Nicoles Picks

Hey everyone! Due to popular demand, I’m bringing my voice back to the blog for Nicole’s Picks, a series of posts, each different from the last, with a certain topic or wardrobe segment. If there’s something you’d specifically like me to blog about, let me know by leaving a comment, or sending an email to In the mean time, enjoy this segment of my picks, which are my essential must-haves.

There are some things in life we can live without. However, these are wardrobe essentials every woman must have in her closet, according to me.

HardTail Leggings

Hard Tail Leggings

Why I love it: I’m all about comfort in the spring and summer. By fall I’m ready for denim again, but January through August you will most likely catch me in these. Bonus points for pairing Hard Tail with Hard Tail.


Niki Biki Tanks and Camis
Left: Free People blouse
Niki Biki tank top in clay
Prairie Underground Pin-up legging

Right: Niki Biki Cami in fuschia
Hard Tail Frolic Skirt

Why I love it: I wear these under everything. They are thick and opaque enough that I feel like I have some coverage. I can pop a blouse, tee, or sweater over it and I’m done. I sleep in my old ones as well.

bobi cowl neck tank

Bobi Cowl Neck Tee
Featured: Kut from the Kloth boyfriend trouser

Why I love it: The cowl neck really opens up my neckline and works magic on my ‘trouble areas’. It’s a wardrobe staple at $42 that I wear all year ‘round. This top works in the summer on its own and in the fall under a blazer or sweater.

Yosi Samra

Yosi Samra ballet flat

Why I love it: My Yosi’s are always a no brainer. I’m on my feet all the time. Since I go from running around getting kids out the door to work, to running around with kids again, these are a must. They are so comfortable and still feel pretty. It takes the frumpy out of every outfit, every time.

27 miles poncho
Miles Cashmere Poncho
Featured: Prairie Underground Girdle Leggings

Why I love it:  It’s SO SO soft. Like, really soft. It’s one of those ‘throw and go’ items that I can literally put on and I’m done. And you can really play up how you wear it. Try it with a Niki Biki or any of my layering pieces underneath!