Friday, January 9, 2015

In Defense of a Uniform

Like a lot of women I know, I'm guilty of having a closet full of clothes that I rarely wear. Instead, day after day I reach for the same pair of dark-wash jeans and a small rotation of V-neck Ts and striped shirts.

Every day as I peer into my closet deciding what to wear, I urge myself to mix it up — why not wear a dress today, or that new sweater I haven't worn? But more often than not, I reach for the familiar favorites.

I used to think this meant I was boring and uninspired, that I was intimidated by style. Then I realized, this is my style. Call me basic if you want, but these few pieces are the ones that I feel comfortable and confident in, and the older I get, the easier it is for me to embrace that.

Some people take the concept to extremes, filling their closet with multiple copies of one type of shirt, pants, and shoes. Uniforms themselves have become a fashion statement, which is pretty funny when you think about it. I'd rather not limit myself so severely, but I do love the idea of having a simple closet filled only with those few, easily interchangeable pieces that I feel good wearing.

What about you — do you have a uniform, or do you like to try a new look every day?

P.S. This is one of the first sets I created on Polyvore three years ago — and I still love every piece today.

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