The other day I came across this article denouncing women wearing the same type of clothing and make-up everyday, and frankly I was surprised! Here is what the article stated:
79 per cent of British women spend their weekends searching out new clothes and cosmetics, 41 per cent of us never change our make-up, and 48 per cent stick to the same wardrobe day-in, day-out, according to Groupon UK.
But so what? I mean most of us don’t have perfect bodies, am I right? I know I look best in certain shapes (a-line and pencil skirts) and horrible in others (skinny jeans). Through the years I have tried a lot of different looks, and my make-up does change slowly over time, but at age 38 I think I know what looks best on me. Here are some examples of my uniform:
In every single picture I am wearing a patterned skirt and a t-shirt. That is my easy go-to style. I find it comfortable, flattering, and patterns have always made me happy. You will also notice I almost always try to define my waist. I think it gives my body some shape, and if you got it, flaunt it! As for my hair, I wear it out of my face 99% of the time. I think I look best when I set it in rollers, but I don’t have the time to do this every day, plus I have thin straight hair so when I curl it too often it begins to break.
Notice anything about these two outfits? Yup, they are almost exactly the same. Technically the skirt and top on the left are different, but both are plaid, and I ended up wearing the same hat, boots, and purse for both. What can I say, I love that hat!
The reason I like to have a few basic uniforms are as follows:
- Ease of use: I don’t have to spend much time deciding what to wear each day.
- Looks good: I know what works on my body. Why wear clothing that is unflattering just because it is a trend?
- On-line shopping; Makes finding my size and shape much easier so I have few returns. I hate returning clothing. I have a weird aversion to the post office.
- Cost: By having different pieces that work together I don’t have random items that never get worn. And the few weird items I do have that I never wear? It’s because they don’t fit my atheistic ie: uniform.
And even though a staggering 52 per cent of women wish their appearance were more exciting and varied, 46 per cent have never tried refreshing their look admitting they’ve never changed their appearance or refreshed their look with a makeover.
If a woman is unhappy with her appearance and wants to make a change but is too stuck in a rut to do anything about it, well that is a whole other Oprah. Life is too short to be unhappy with your apparel. My advice is to only buy what you love. For those of you who are not thrilled with your look and want to make a change The Daily Connoisseur has a radical way to develop a new wardrobe.
So for those of you who are like me and realize they end up having a closet full of the same clothing, don’t worry when the media tells you this is not idea. Because in all honesty they are just trying to stir the pot and sell more goods. If you don’t think you look good in an empire waist, don’t buy them! Find maxi dresses to look like you are wearing your nightgown in public? Don’t purchase them! Two major items that are touted every season are a jean jacket and skinny jeans and I don’t bother with either of them. I find both hideous and uncomfortable.
So tell me, do any of you kittens have a uniform? If so what is it and why do you like/dislike it? And don’t worry if skinny jeans are your go-to item, I won’t judge ;).