Maybe it’s because I went to private school growing up, but I always feel that I look my best when I have a daily uniform. It makes it easier to look put together, faster and as in The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, having less decisions brings me joy. As a web developer and mom, I spend much of my day running from meetings to kid activities and back. Basically, what I am wearing from 6 am has to look good until 8pm, with maybe a quick accessory change. This is my inspiration. And yes, Barbie wore it better.
Since it took me such a long time to determine what my summer uniform would be this year, I decided to share it with you. I can be found in some combination of these pieces any given day of the week, unless of course I am hiking.
My Summer Uniform
- Navy shift dress with tie shoulders,
- Peasant top, Roberta Roller Rabbit
- Linen tunic, Rue Stiic
- Tan Cardigan, Target
- White “Toothpick” jeans, J. Crew
- Levis jean short cutoffs, thrift store
- Rose Gold sandals, Beek
- Pink sneakers, TopShop for Nordstrom
As you can see, I mix expensive pieces that will last for a very long time with items from Target, the thrift store, and Nordstrom Rack. Even at Target and Nordstrom Rack, I look for pieces with a substantial weight to them, since I will be wearing them at least a couple times a week, all summer long. Even though I am super clumsy and ALWAYs spill my coffee, I tend to wear a lot of white. A stain stick and bleach are my friends.
Do you do “uniforms” by season? Do you love putting together outfits, so the idea of a uniform sounds unappealing? Let me know in the comments!