As the summer days pass me by, each day blurrier than the last, I find myself clinging more and more to consistency and repetition. Both in my daily routine and my style. Though some would think it boring, creating a uniform has helped me, and my clients, in numerous ways. When you create a uniform it helps you:
-spend less time shopping and creating outfits
-save money on impulse purchases
-always have an outfit for any occasion
-use your time and energy on things that are important to you
As a firm believer in versatility, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to be wasting money on having a new outfit everyday. Partially because no one is really going to notice that you wore the same thing twice, but more importantly there are other things you could be putting your hard earned money towards. Like a true hypocrite I also believe you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one uniform, a specific number of clothes or color palette. To get the hang of having a uniform in the beginning these tactics can be useful, but also can limit your ability to express your personality. To create a uniform that works for you, you must do the following:
- Categorize your lifestyle. Do you have a day job with a conservative dress code or maybe you run to the gym every day. List all the different activities you do on a regular basis and how much time you spend doing them.
- Determine your style preferences. You’ll notice that I gravitate towards crew necks or v-necks, neutral colors and leopard print accessories. Identify the style, color and fit of clothes that you like to wear and make you feel great.
- Create uniform options based on your preferences. Personally I like dresses, rompers and jumpsuits or a high waist bottom that defines my waist. Find what outfit combinations make you feel like a boss while working with your daily activities.
- Identify clothes that meet your criteria. Whether you want to wear a dress every day or a pair of jeans, you need to write down specifically the items that meet your requirements.
- Curate your wardrobe accordingly. This is probably the most difficult step, but truly parsing down your closet to these items is key. Even more important is only adding items that meet a need that your current wardrobe is missing.
Having a uniform can be liberating, I mean who doesn’t want to look flawless and feel amazing everyday? If you want to rock a jumpsuit day in and day out then do it! Don’t let yourself stand in they way of what you want. Wear what you love and start living!
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