Creating a Uniform

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Many of you might be confused by what I mean when I say  "uniform," so what I mean by this, is a personalized outfit combination or formula that you can go to when you're in need.  How many times have you been so muddled and rushed in the morning that you throw something on and then get to the bathroom at school or work only to realize that you look like a crazy bag lady.  So if you are rushing to work or school, didn't plan ahead, and have absolutely no idea what to wear you can go to your 'style uniform.'

[Sunglasses: Ann Taylor LOFT, Sweater: Urban Outfitters, Skinnies: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Cole Haan]

So to find your style uniform, follow these few simple rules:

  1. First and for most, it should be a combination of pieces that makes you feel great!  It should be something you put on, look in the mirror, and say "hellooo there." You should feel beautiful in it. It should accentuate your most favorite part of yourself, whether that's your legs, your waist, or your eyes.  Play to your strengths.
  2. Secondly (and this can be related to the first) it should be an outfit you feel comfortable in.  You shouldn't be picking a wedgie all day, or pulling the straps back over your shoulders, or walking like a giraffe in those brand new heels. Comfort is key if you're going to keep using your uniform.
  3. Next, your uniform should be pretty simple.  Have basic pieces as your go-to formula and then you can always add accessories later.

top + bottoms + shoes

[What I'm wearing: Coat: H&M, Top: American Eagle, Bag: Calvin Klien]

So now I'll walk you through my personal uniform. Yours, doesn't have to be, and probably won't be exactly like mine.  This is just my personal style and current 'style uniform' (these are obviously subject to change over time as fashion trends change).  Anyway, the pieces of my uniform consist of:

  • A crop top of some kind (whether that be a sweater or a T-shirt)
  • A pair of high-waisted skinnies (mostly black, I wear a lot of black so be prepared and no I'm not gothic)
  • A pair of chelsea boots or converse

It's really that simple.  Of course I can add a bag or sunglasses or a coat, but as long as I have those pieces in different choices I can always have an outfit to put together even in the most crunched of times.  This helps me stay stylish even when I'm rushed or have 'style block' (my version of writers' block).

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I hope this will help with those chaotic mornings.. xo