Growing up, I switched between public and private schools a couple of times. And looking back, I distinctly remember being super annoyed during those times in private school when I had to wear the same exact outfit every single day. But I think it was more than just the same thing every day…
Rest assured, not only was my school outfit on repeat, it was also HIDEOUS. We’re talking keep your eyes closed because that plaid skirt doesn’t look good on anyone kind of hideous.
BUT now that I’m older, I actually really see a benefit to wearing a uniform each day. It’s one less thing to think about in the morning and it saves time getting ready. So, I started implementing a sort of work uniform for myself each day and I have to admit, I kind of love it.
Don’t get me wrong…I’m not wearing the EXACT same thing everyday like when I was in school. It’s more of a uniform guideline that I stick to than anything else. Which consists of black jeans (I have a few pairs of the same exact ones), a top (tee or blouse), and flats or boots. I change up my tops each day, so I don’t give everyone a Groundhog Day moment on the daily. And I have a few pairs of shoes that I rotate in depending on what I’m doing that day (running around a lot equals a flats day, etc). But the relaxed concept is simple enough to help shave time off of my morning routine, which is especially helpful when I’m running late.
Occasionally, I’ll get fancy and wear a skirt or a dress. But most days, I’m flying out the door trying to get to the studio on time, so it doesn’t leave much room for picking out the perfect outfit. I’m more of a jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl anyway, so it works pretty well for me.
That said, I thought I would share a few pieces that would fit into each section of my work uniform (and yours!), in case you want to give it a try. Here we go…
–Madewell high rise skinny jean
– Lina Rennel basic pant in clay
–Madewell shorewalk cover-up pants
– Jesse Kamm sailor pant
– Madewell chino single pleat trousers
– The Great super high rise jeans in dark smoke wash
– Rachel Comey mars mule in whiskey (I have these -they’re my fave!)
– Madewell flats in black and nude
– Obus sandals
What do you think of this idea of a work uniform? Think you’d be up for it? And what your uniform consist of?