My Style // A Daily Uniform

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The other day Parker and I were having an afternoon snack at Joan’s in Studio City –which, by the way, happens to be the best place for an afternoon snack with a toddler because it’s next door to a fish store loaded with cool aquariums full of creatures of the sea, but I’ve digressed.  Anyways, we were sharing a blueberry cornmeal muffin when a group of middle school girls walked in wearing their school uniforms.  It’s not an uncommon sight in LA since the majority of private schools here have adopted a uniform policy and a lot of kids in LA go to private school.  It got me thinking, though, about if I could ever go full on Steve Jobs and wear a daily uniform.  Or what if I had just three or five outfits that I rotated between?

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If I did, they would mostly be in this color palette– navy, black, white, and camel, with some gray thrown in for good measure, of course.  But, the truth is, I don’t think I could be a uniform person.  Perhaps it’s my background as a stylist or just an innate fondness for playing with clothes, but even when I was capsule wardrobing I found myself wanting newness, to pull something from the clothes I had packed up and hadn’t been wearing on repeat for two months.  Are you familiar with Elizabeth Holmes?  I would highly recommend reading this article about how her company will likely impact all of our lives in the near future.  But also, she’s big on uniforms.

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It may not be my daily uniform, but this look is definitely my go to for fall meetings and general running around.  It would also be a great look for working on set if I switched out the heel for something chunkier or even a clog.

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Silk pants, All Saints // Tee,  Alexander Wang // Blazer, Crewcuts (little boys) // Bag, Mark and Graham // Shoes, Madewell // Necklace, Anthropologie

Photography by Emily Morgan

  1. Love this look! So classic!

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.everydaywithsarah.com

  2. SO professional and chic!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  3. I think uniforms are great for a certain kid of person- the kind that wants to always look put together and moderately stylish without having to really think about it. I think formulas are a good alternative for the person in between a uniform lover and a new-every-day person, you have 4-5 outfit formulas that are available in your closet for various purposes, and you can mix and match items to suit the formula. My favorite for work is slim pants, a loose button up, and some kind of blazer or cardigan or jacket, probably with some sort of statement necklace or earrings. I might have to add this formula to my mix though, I love the look of the trousers with a cropped jacket!

    Kate
    kateintheclassroom.com

  4. Classic and Effortless xx

  5. Malita

    09/28/2015

    My boyfriend wears a daily uniform, for casual it’s cargo shorts and black shirt. For work it’s jeans and polo shirt – gray, white, black or navy. He loves it because it’s simple and is one less thing to fuss over as he has a lot to fuss over with his multiple companies. I go through phases where I wear a uniform of sorts, if it’s a crazy hectic week I go in uniform mode, it works and makes me less stressed and able to focus on what I really need to get done. Maybe because we are both self employed??? It has become a good solution.