I’ve written before about uniforms: I grew up wearing them (Catholic school from grades three-12, baby), and I still tend to wear a sort of uniform every day simply because it’s easy—mine’s typically jeans and a sweater/blouse (I usually don’t wear dresses or skirts unless I have to go to a lunch or event), and it goes from day to night without the blink of an eye. But I’m not always thrilled about my clothes; despite being almost 30, I still struggle a bit when it comes to personal style (see: this post on accessories), although at least I know I prefer vintage-inspired and feminine vs. more sleek and modern—Anthropologie vs. J. Crew, if you will.
But still, I want to take my uniform up a notch.
Enter: The photo above. I love this. I am a huge fan of easy button-down shirts, especially chambray ones (my favorite one has little white polka dots on it), and I love a skinny cropped jean and a great heel. (In fact, a colleague of mine has those strappy heels the woman in the background is wearing, and they are so good. I covet them.) So why don’t I wear a version of this more often? I am admittedly note a French Voguette, like these girls, but I don’t think these kinds of clothes require you to be. New uniform? Might be worth a try…
Do you have a “uniform,” or do you prefer to mix it up?
Photo: Nam/Streetsfn via Net-a-Porter