How to Find Your Uniform
The perk of having a dependable fashion uniform is that it makes getting dressed painless, even on the bleariest of mornings. And you don’t have to look far to ID yours: The key components are likely already in your closet. Below, how to make your wardrobe workhorses work even harder.
Head-to-toe monotone—particularly where wide-leg denim is involved—might as well be the official uniform of goop HQ, and for good reason: You simply can’t mess up white-on-white. Lend some edge with tomboyish accessories, like a masculine watch and a wingtip shoe.
For an outfit that really goes the distance—from the office to dinner, and then to drinks after that—start with a spaghetti-strap camisole and build out from there with an approximated suit. Go for dressed-up tuxedo pants in lieu of traditional black slacks and come evening, loose the jacket.
The button-down shirt has always been a corporate dressing lynchpin, but playing with proportions, tucking it into a voluminous, asymmetrical high-waisted skirt, creates a fashion-forward silhouette that’s anything but boring.
An army pant, while inherently evocative of a certain kind of uniform, doesn’t have to be purely utilitarian—a feminine statement top, sky-high heel, and a polished clutch totally reinvent this pair.