Do you ever find yourself staring at your closet with an overwhelming sense of anxiety, unsure of what to wear? And then it most likely all ends up on in a pile on the floor….might be speaking from experience here. We’ve all been there, but what if I told you there’s a solution to this dilemma? Enter the concept of a style uniform.
A style uniform is a simplified set of clothing items that make up the majority of your wardrobe, which takes the guesswork out of getting dressed. And guess what, this is likely already something that you have or that you do without even realizing it.
Benefits of a style uniform
One of the most significant benefits of having a style uniform is the amount of time you save when getting dressed. No more standing in front of your closet, wondering which outfit will look the best or what colours you should pair together. Instead, you’ll have a go-to set of clothing that you’ll feel confident in. You’ll also save money in the long run because you’ll be less inclined to purchase trend-focused pieces that don’t align with your style uniform.
Identifying Your Ideal Style
To create a style uniform that works for you, you’ll need to understand your fashion preferences. Start by looking at your clothing collection and picking out the pieces you wear most often. What styles, colours, and fabrics are on repeat? Once you’ve identified these, you’ll be able to narrow down what suits you best. Take inspiration from fashion bloggers, Instagrammers, and real life fashion mavens whose style resonates with you. We always recommend creating a Pinterest board and pinning some of your favourite outfit combos. Once you start to see the patterns and trends in what you like- your style uniform will pop right out. Coastal Cowgirl is our style uniform for the summer- so here is the Pin board we created.
Building Your Style Uniform
Now that you know what style you’re aiming for, it’s time to build your uniform. Consider investing in high-quality pieces that you’ll wear often, like a well-tailored blazer and a classic pair of jeans. Don’t forget to include versatile accessories, like a neutral-coloured crossbody bag and statement jewelry, that will compliment your clothing choices. And always keep comfort in mind. If you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing, it will show and if you ARE comfortable and feeling great, then watch out world!
The idea of repeating outfits can seem daunting, but when you have a style uniform, it’s expected. In fact, it’s a good thing! It shows that you’ve curated a set of clothing items that work for you, and it takes the pressure off of feeling like you always need new outfits. You can mix and match your items to create new looks, but the foundation of your wardrobe will remain consistent.
Creating a style uniform can drastically simplify your everyday life. By identifying your fashion preferences and curating a cohesive wardrobe, you’ll be able to eliminate decision fatigue and feel confident in your outfit choices. Remember, the key is to invest in quality pieces that align with your style and keep comfort in mind. By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a style uniform that works for you and looks amazing.