A SEASONAL UNIFORMMy clothing style is pretty simple. I like to wear classic pieces that can mix and match and are appropriate for a variety of activities.
I like to personalize the classic pieces with retro-meets-earthy accessories.
My ideal style is a sort of j.crew meets anthropologie meets sundance.
Also, I want my clothes to move easily from housecleaning to errand running to baseball practice to bible study. I don't want to have to think about what to wear in the morning and I don't want to have to iron before I get dressed.
This is the uniform concept: to have a small wardrobe made up of versatile pieces that you can mix and match to easily put together outfits for every day of the week. To take the time and guess work out of getting dressed. This concept saves time, energy, money, and space.
Here is what I have planned for my summer uniform:
-1 pair of shorts (dark brown)
-1 pair of running shorts
-2 knee length, cotton skirts (brown, white)
-2 sundresses (one doubling as a beach cover-up)
-2-3 fitted t-shirts, solid colors
-2 dressier shirts (linen or cotton)
-1 pair of linen pants
-1 pair of chacos
-1 pair of simple shoes
-1 pair of ballet flats
-1 pair of running shoes
Out of this list, the only items I don't already own are a sundress and a couple of t-shirts like this or this.
Once I have my basics, I can change my look for the day based on what items I wear together, and what accessories I pair with the outfit.
The uniform concept of dressing supports my main objective of living a simple life that focuses on relationships more than things (not to say that you can not have a simple life if you don't follow this method. I am just sharing what works for me)
In another post, I will share how I am doing this with my children's clothes as well.
Maybe you use the uniform concept too? Or have another system that works well for you?