Style Basics

The Importance of Developing a Uniform

Today at The Fashion Police, we’re talking about the importance of developing a “uniform”:

Importance of Developing a Uniform

Whoops! Sorry, wrong kind of “uniform!”

No, we’re not suggesting you should dress as a soldier, or a nurse, or cabin crew, or wear any other kind of traditional uniform every day. Well, not unless you actually ARE in one of those professions, obviously, in which case, uniform away!

When we talk about “uniforms” in the context of style, we’re referring to those go-to items: the clothes which are most “you”. The items you can pull out of the closet without even thinking about it, and know you’ll look good – and, more importantly, FEEL good, in them. The items that make up a uniform tend to be the things we wear most often, for exactly that reason. They’re the pants that fit so perfectly that you buy them in every colour; the jacket you can throw on over anything and feel instantly pulled together; the colours that you know suit you best, and work with everything else in your closet. This “uniform” may not be the most interesting or experimental outfit you ever wear, but it tends to form the basis of lots of other looks, and on those days when you get out of bed and everything you try on makes you want to crawl right back into it, the “uniform” is that failsafe fallback option that you can always depend on.

Our uniform would probably consist of…

♥  J. Crew ‘Minnie’ pants – ideally in black, but we’d buy them in every colour if we possibly could.We’ve written about these before, but they really are our perfect black pants.

Stripe, boat-neck top: We like Zara’s selection, but we’re not fussy.

Red pointed flats or heels, depending on where we’re going and what we’re doing

A trench coat (for warm weather) or classic camel coat if it’s cold.

A roomy leather shoulder bag

Big sunglasses: because some days it’s not a uniform you need so much as a disguise…

What’s your uniform?

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