Ever notice how so many designers wear the same outfits over and over again?
Trying to create a new and interesting outfit every single day is stressful (not to mention a huge time-suck). But you want to dress well because it affects affects how you feel about yourself and even how well you perform at work and in life (see this article from the Washington Post). The solution to this problem is easier than you think: develop a uniform. Great designers and fashion icons have been doing this for years because you get all the benefits of dressing well, without having to reinvent the wheel every day. You can wear your uniform as often or a little as you like, but the point is, when you need it, it’s there for you. Here’s what you need to know to make this work for you:
WHAT A UNIFORM SHOULD DO:
1. It should reflect your personality and values. When you wear it, you should feel comfortable, confident, and like yourself.
2. It should be tailored to your every day life. If you are an attorney, it should inspire confidence and be able to make it to 10 pm without wrinkling too much. If you are a stay at home mom, it should do absolutely everything including the dishes and never ask for a day off or a thank you. Just kidding, it should be durable, comfortable, and washable.
3. It should bolster the rest of your wardrobe. To be economical, the items in your uniform should be able to do double-duty with the rest of the items in your wardrobe.
HOW TO CREATE A UNIFORM