I love the idea of a style uniform. I don’t mean an actual uniform, but more of an outfit guideline that makes putting together work outfits a breeze.
I’m one of those neurotic people who picks out all her outfits for the week on Sunday night (yes, shoes and accessories included….), so a uniform really appeals to me. It would make dressing easy and be the perfect, no-brainer way to show my style. And in the process of putting together a uniform, I’d have to work on defining what exactly my style is.
So, after thinking about the types of outfits that make me feel really, really confident, I put together five uniform looks, one for each day of the work week, that will hopefully serve as guidelines for my outfits going forward.
But now I’m faced with the hardest challenge: actually putting together real outfits from my real wardrobe. I think I’m going to discover some holes, and that’s great! I’m all about simplifying my wardrobe with the best key items I had find.
Below is what I came up with for day one, using only pieces from my wardrobe.
United Colors of Benetton Wool Sweater, American Eagle Outfitters Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, American Eagle Outfitters Booties, Vintage Perfume Necklace
The holes? Today was pretty easy! I own plenty of sweaters and perfect, comfy skinny jeans. But, I might want to consider some gold jewelry. Here’s what I’m thinking:
Cleo Pendant Necklace, $34 from BaubleBar.com
What is a staple piece in your style uniform?
*For full disclosure and all of that good stuff, I currently work at American Eagle Outfitters.*