Want to know a secret? I wear the same thing everyday.
I mean, not the same same thing, but roughly the same thing. I have a winter uniform of sorts.
I'm not ashamed of it. The truth is that every outfit is unique even though they're all made up of the same basic components.
That's why I want to share my uniform formula with you; because, it's such an easy and fun way to create outfits that are uniquely me. And, once you formulate your own formula, you'll find it's easy to create outfits that are uniquely you.
Are you ready for my secret recipe? Here it is . . .
1 part tights (black, patterned, or colored)
1 part dress (preferably patterned or colored, A-line preferred)
2 parts shoes (boots never fail; oxford and flats also great)
1 part cardigan or blazer
My mixing and matching these basic components (and sometimes adding a belt or something for spice), I create the majority of my winter outfits. I mean, really, just look for yourself at some of my recent outfits . . .
If it's a sunny day, I may forgo the cardigan/blazer, but the other components remain . . .
Other times, I trade out the dress for a skirt, but the recipe is still distinctly recognizable . . .
It's not that I'm boring or lazy. It's just that I've figured out that what I really love more than anything else are dresses and tights. I've given up on trying to be one of those sophisticated trouser women. I'm a dress girl and I've embraced it.
As far as I'm concerned, the sooner you figure out what you love, the sooner you can build your wardrobe around those things. You'll still mix and match for endless possibilities, but every look will be distinctly and genuinely you.
I wear a new outfit everyday, but it's always obviously "something Cél èste would wear," and I like the comfort of that.
Do you have a winter uniform? Tell me about it.