I used to spend a lot of time looking at fashion, reading about fashion, generally being bemused by fashion. Then one day I had children and it all kind of went out the window. For a few years I was basically in sweat pants and I didn’t mind it. It’s a fine line, however, between being comfortable and being demoralized by being frumpy all the time. Just because I no longer had an hour to stand in front of my closet and try to figure out what to wear, did not mean I had to don the same high school t-shirt from the day before. As I started to get back into the world of work, I needed to wear something easy and chic that did not require a lot of planning or accessorizing. It is here that I did return to high school, but this time for a clothing concept: the uniform. Below you will find how the concept works. The key to it is realizing what works on you personally. At some point I figured out that following trends is not always the way to go, you have to know what works on your body and have confidence (not always easy) that what is flattering is fashionable.
I want clothes that move easily from a winter’s morning making pancakes to the school run to a meeting to homework to a dinner party. These are the basics I am wearing right now for easy, fuss-free dressing. I’ve paired the basics together for three very different but wearable outfits that can be amended for any occasion.
Black leggings, grey tank, and house slippers.
Throw on sweater dress over leggings and tank, add boots.
Put on overcoat and sunglasses.
Add Uniqlo skirt to leggings and grey tank, with blazer and high-heeled booties. Add bracelet.
Put on a pair of jeans with grey tank. Add jacket.
Wear legging jeans (I wore these on Oprah!) with grey tank and vest. Match with edgy boots.
Other Fun Ideas:
Here are some more of my favorite pieces.