As I mentioned last Friday, today starts a new series called "uniform dressing". Most of us have some sort of "uniform" we wear everyday, some sort of "formula" that feels comfortable and works for us. The series is going to focus on one uniform per month. At the beginning of each month, I'll introduce you to the uniform I want to address. Then each week, I'll try and mix it up a bit, translating it for different occasions - casual, work, etc every Wednesday for 4 weeks. Basically taking the uniform to a different level, while keeping the same "feel" of it, so it will take you out of your comfort zone, but not so far away that it feels like a costume.
I'll be the first example. I've said before that my uniform of late has consisted of pants and a t-shirt (or for this summer, bermuda shorts and a t-shirt), boring stuff people. It's not awful, but sort of lazy and a bit lost. I'm going through some transitional times and I need my "comfort" clothes, clothes that make me feel like, well, me. Here it is:
I know, right? Blah city. So first, it's easy to just put on some great accessories, like a necklace, shoes, good bag, and a belt (God help me, I hate a belt, but it does wonders for looking a bit more together). Nothing weird, same top and bottom, just a little more polish.
Now here's the uniform transitioning into Fall, same pants, belt, and bag with a long sleeve white tee adding some lovely cobalt blue flats. I have some similar flats and they are great to just add a punch of color and interest to a neutral outfit. I love a statement shoe, ask anyone. I added a different necklace, but the one in the look above would work too.
Stay tuned for next week's exciting installment!