I’ve never had a ‘uniform’ to fall back on because I’ve always worked in fashion, and I now work from home, so coming-up with new and inventive looks each day can be a full-time struggle – if you allow it to be that way.
But hey, reality check: we all know this is a #firstworldproblem, and time spent deliberating over outfits should be minimal. That’s exactly why I came-up with a strategy to get me up and out of the house quickly, while still feeling good about what I’m wearing.
I follow the same basic principles when putting an outfit together each morning, so I decided to share the love and write a post about it.
Here’s how it goes.
1. IT ALL STARTS WITH WARDROBE STAPLES.
Why? You can wear them over and over again, and no one will notice. Think of these pieces as the foundation of your outfit. Owning a pair of flattering black jeans, some basic tees and singlets (I prefer oversized styles, but just that’s my personal preference), and a few other bottoms of your choice (skirts and shorts in varying lengths) will make your life so much easier.
2. ELEVATE THESE WITH JEWELLERY.
Less is more in my opinion, so I always go for classic pieces that I know I’ll be able to wear forever. An all-black outfit can sometimes feel a bit ‘meh’, but adding accents of gold or silver instantly brings it to life. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – The Tiffany T collection is my all-time favourite because of it’s simplicity, versatility and timeless beauty. Invest in pieces like these with strength and structure because you literally never have to take them off. They go with everything, and you can wear them around the clock.
3. ADD OTHER ACCESSORIES FOR A POINT OF DIFFERENCE.
At the moment it’s all about the necktie, but also consider hats, statement sunglasses or a stand-out pair of shoes. This is your chance to customise your outfit to really reflect ‘you’, so get creative.
4. DECIDE ON A STYLE ‘SIGNATURE’, AND STICK TO IT.
I guess mine would be big, textured hair, a balance of boy-meets-girl elements and at least one ring with a simple, wide band which I never take off.
Of course, adding-in a few statement wardrobe pieces is always fun on special occasions, but I think this is a pretty fail-safe back-up plan to count on from day-to-day.