Whether you call it a uniform or a signature style, there’s a lot to be said for having a simple, coherent grouping of clothing that can be easily assembled and suits one’s tastes and lifestyle.
Even Anna Wintour, who probably has unlimited clothing options has developed a very consistent uniform.
Aside from the precision bob hairstyle, her signature style includes a printed dress (usually just-below-knee length), a short necklace, sunglasses.
|Variation on a theme|
I’ve been coming back around to the idea of a workday uniform (or three) and have noticed some side benefits along with the main course of ease and consistency.
Focus. Now when I shop, it’s much easier to remain focused on my foundation pieces, and not get distracted by items of clothing that don’t have potential to be uniform components. Those “fun” items that promised to add some verve to outfits but were rarely worn no longer beckon.
Frugality. I need fewer items, and am far less tempted to spend on pieces that aren’t part of my core wardrobe.
Fast. SO much quicker getting dressed for work in the morning. It’s like Garanimals for adults. One bottom, one top, one jacket or sweater, accessories and I’m done.
Fun. Surprisingly, I’m having fun with style again. It’s less of a struggle, and I can focus on my accessories for variety and to keep my look current.
Do you have a uniform or signature style? Does it change over time?
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