Okay, this one’s going to be short and sweet. Today’s word is uniform. If you’re cringing right now at the thought of the word uniform and how it relates to style…you aren’t alone. Uniforms have a nasty reputation for being boring, uninspired and dictated by others. Usually what comes to mind are private schools, specific jobs or the military. Is that what you’re thinking? Not so fast…
When it comes to wardrobes…the uniform is really a beautiful thing! Having a template for your style is liberating. Uniforms save time and money…and make it possible to always look sharp. Effortlessly.
If you’ve read even a few of my posts (thank you;)…then you know that
my uniform usually includes a blazer. Maybe it’s because I went to public school and never really worked in a ‘corporate’ environment…but I love
a blazer! Love.
Here’s my feeling… a uniform allows you to express yourself within a few self-appointed boundaries. You call the shots…you decide what you’re most comfortable wearing. As a result, you become a better shopper…
you know to only choose pieces that will play well within your existing uniform. Much like having a schedule, a uniform isn't confining...it's actually quite freeing!
Need more variety? It’s totally fine to change it up and try something new. After all, you created your uniform; you can tweak it at any time! Yet, it’s comforting to know that you can rely on your ‘uniform’ when you want to feel and look like the best, most authentic version of you!
3 No-Fail Uniforms for Fall and Winter
1. A blazer, t-shirt and jeans
2. A long tunic or easy dress with leggings and tall boots
3. A skirt with tights and booties (flats or tall boots work well, too)
You can't go wrong with a blazer and jeans!
A simple dress or tunic with leggings or tights. So chic.
A fun skirt and tights. Super style.
Limiting choices and a using set formula translates into fewer headaches when choosing what to wear.
Remember, your wardrobe should support your lifestyle.
If the clothes you currently own aren’t doing that…then it’s time to reevaluate. I suggest reading Marie Kondo’s incredible book on tidying. Her method for wardrobes is truly life-changing.
Begin to build a wardrobe filled with pieces you love. Determine your
own uniform. I promise you'll discover that getting dressed becomes
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What do you think of uniform dressing? Do you have a 'uniform' you rock on a regular basis? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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Hello, I'm Kristen.
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