When your little sister has had a terrible, rotten, no good day and asks you to meet her at your favorite nail salon, you drop your plans, and you go.
Whilst soaking my feet in hot water and jasmine scented bubbles, I caught up on the March issue of Glamour and was really inspired reading an article by Emily Holt called The case for the art of uniform dressing. I sat up abruptly out of my foot-pleasured induced coma and read the article and then I read it again. YES! This is what I have always naturally gravitated towards, been drawn towards in other women whose style I admire.
Holt examines the functionality and elegance that dressing in a personal uniform allows women. She holds up Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, and Jenna Lyons as examples, who have all worn (basically) different versions of the same outfit which has made them iconic. Not only does dressing with a uniform pares down all the noise until you see the soul of who you really are, but the simplicity allows people to remember the elegant YOU, not the clothes.
After reading this article I realized that I am constantly drawn to different versions of heels, jeans, and a button down shirt. It might be black jeans one day or ripped boyfriend jeans the other day, but when I feel the most comfortable I am in fact wearing a uniform of sorts.
What are you naturally drawn to? What do you find yourself the most confident in and reaching for, again and again? I’d love to hear your responses!
Now my toes are a glistening red and I think I am going to go rid my closet of that peplum shirt I never wear…
Marissa Webb, designer and Banana Republic executive, always seems to favor tight jeans, a blousy top, and gold jewelry and she constantly comes across as relaxed and easy elegance.
Sarah Harris, Fashion Features editor of British Vogue, is known for her long silver mane, easy pants and heels combo, and elegant clutch.
xo xo Liz