Creating Your “Uniform”?

Sometimes it’s just easier to have a series of ‘go-to’ looks in your wardrobe that will keep you going no matter what. Instead of standing in front of your closet for hours trying to figure out what to wear, creating a look for yourself can be easier than you think.

Here are the top three tips to remember:

#1: Consider your lifestyle – whatever you do in your day, you want to be sure that whatever you’re choosing to wear helps you get it done! Are you active? Do you need a practical element, or can you be a bit more dressy because you go from car to office without much outdoor time? In your ‘uniform’, include clothing choices that help you move effectively from activity to activity in your day. This could be pants and jackets with flats if you’re active, or suited separates for more dressy office wear.

#2: Consider your personality – is your uniform interesting enough to keep you satisfied? If you’re a more creative person, you’ll need to choose items with enough visual interest to keep you stimulated and not bored! If you’re more classic, you’ll want to choose things with similar lines and use accessories such as scarves or pins to keep it current.

#3: Consider your body shape – you might love the idea of crisp tailored shirts and slacks, but if you’re a curvy abundant wonder, then you’ll need to think in terms of wraps and knits that flow with your curves instead of fighting them.

Above all, remember the 1+2+3 formula: 1 jacket, plus 2 bottoms and 3 tops will give you 6-12 arrangements of your ‘uniform’ to keep your look fresh and balanced for everything you do.