Even though I post an outfit or two on my blog every week, I don’t know how true outfit-of-the-day bloggers do it! I do my best to keep things realistic around here… I share things that I actually wear, with the normal accessories, and my typical shoes. Probably why you keep seeing the same shoes and the same accessories all the time.
But I do have a confession, I have adopted a major uniform this summer. I read an article about how one woman wore the same thing every day (black pants, white blouse) to work. I loved the idea. Men do it all the time with their suits and it definitely seems like it would make life easier… at least mornings!
While I don’t think I could so far as to commit to literally one outfit that I wore on repeat, my “uniform” is as close as it gets. It started off as combination of buying similar things and laziness in the morning and the fact that it’s been extremely hot here in the city. It turned into a great experiment. I always feel confident and put together, and most importantly, I feel comfortable and myself. It’s also taken a huge chunk of self-doubt out of my morning routine. (Anyone start to feel down on themselves when they can’t find something to wear that they love in the morning?)
What’s the formula?
Tipped A-Line Dress (extra 40% off!)
Rope Shift Dress (same print)
Fit and Flare Dress (c/o)
Navy and white dress + Jack Rogers sandals + Navy handbag, clutch, or tote
The only thing that really changes is the dress… but luckily I have an entire closet full of navy and white dresses. Even though the formula is the same, swapping out new dresses makes it feel like I’m not really wearing the same thing every day.
Guys. I took it one step further and even tossed out 90% of my underwear and bought a whole drawer full of navy undies and grey undies. I used to paw through the drawer and picking over my least favorite colors until it was the end of my laundry cycle and I was stuck with the lime green pair I hated. It’s the simplest thing in the world. I love not having to think about it.
Would this make for a great fashion blog? Probably not… I can’t imagine posts filled with the same shoes and the same clutch and the same navy and white look would be appealing. But for everyday life? It’s a game changer.
Of course, this particular uniform only works in the summer time. Since I’ve loved the uniform so much though, I think I’m going to do a similar formula come cooler temperatures. Stay tuned….
Anyone else have a simple no-brainer uniform?!