This is me, pretty much every damn day. In fact, my friends probably saw me in this exact same outfit just last week. Maybe I swap a t-shirt for a collared shirt, or a grey blazer instead of navy (or when I’m feeling really crazy, green velvet). Either way, if you ever see me out and about in the wild, chances are I look something just like this. And I couldn’t be happier.
I never got off on switching things up, or sexing it up. I don’t have an alter ego. I like looking like “me”, and once I hit upon what that was, there’s no other way I want to look. I defend my choice of naturally curly hair to every well-meaning person who tries to convince me to straighten it, and I’ve taken some snarky “boring!” comments to the chin.
And that’s fine. I get it. Not everyone understands or enjoys such a…um…streamlined(?) personal style. I’ve found my way into a uniform and it’s abso-fucking-lutely spectacular.
Uniform dressing is basically figuring out what works for you, and then wearing it every damn day. It’s a wardrobe full of little sheath dresses in various colors. It’s Steve Jobs with his dad jeans and black turtlenecks. Or, if you’re me, a rotation of jeans + shirt + blazer in various shades of neutral. Wear, rinse, repeat.
It eliminates much of the fuss of getting dressed in the morning (although I have been known to linger on the age old question…distressed jeans, or non-distressed jeans…), and I can grab pretty much any jacket before running out the door because it all goes together. I even wear the same jewelry every day. I have a set of silver and a set of gold jewelry I always wear depending on my metal preferences for the day.
So, yeah…I guess what I’m saying is…despite being inundated by an endless cycle of fashion trends and societal pressure to always “change it up”, it’s okay (liberating, even) to find a look that works for you and embrace it. One person’s boring is another person’s dream closet.
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Blazer Banana Republic (old) (similar)
Shirt Banana Republic
Jeans Rag & Bone (old) (similar wash here & here)
Shoes Via Spiga (in suede)
Belt Linea Pelle (in cream) (similar)
Watch thanks to Daniel Wellington (also here)
Rings LittleFeathers Jewelry & Catbird
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