Uniform

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I was reading this post from Sensibly Styled one day and I loved this idea of the "uniform." It also had a link to Gwyneth Paltrow's website GOOP (Do you guys think of slime whenever you see that word too??) and an article about the "uniform" as well. This is such a simple and easy way to dress without the hassle of staring at your wardrobe for an hour or five. So to help me get started, I decided to make a version of my own uniform too.

The base.


If you've been to my blog before, you know this is my basic uniform: a comfortable white tee and some black skinnies.

Layer it on.



Next, if the weather permits, I'd add a sweatshirt, sweater, or cardigan with some chic shoes (and possibly a blazer or jacket) and head out the door.

Change of bottoms.

Or instead, you could opt for a pair of dark jeans or a skirt for a more dressier look.

and some hot shoes.

Dress perhaps?


Scarf Love.



Hope you guys enjoyed this as much as I did! So what are some of your uniform staples??

27 comments :

  1. love it! simple but still gorgeous! :) i'm a jeans and a tee/hoodie kind of girl :) and yes i totally think of slime when i hear goop

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  2. Good idea! My staples are skinny jeans and black blazers: it's so easy not to bother with thinking of something new every day!

    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com/

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  3. two words: versatile and effortless! LOve your picks! :)

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  4. Great picks! Unfortunately there is a strict dress code to the office, so my staples are black T-shirt dress, scarf and flats.

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  5. jeans, v-neck tee in a bright color, and a vest or tight-fitting cardi.

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  6. I love this idea... for me it is definitely a pair of jeans and some type of t-shirt paired with a belt/blazer/scarf combo.

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  7. I like the scarves.

    xxxxx
    http://zebratrash.blogspot.com/

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  8. Lovely post- The uniform for each of us is so unique. I think my uniform changes but in the summer it involves flip flops and in the fall/winter it involves skinny jeans tucked in boots!

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  9. yay ! great 'uniform' ! haha . mine are dress and cute stuffs . lol .

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  10. Always good to have a staple outfit formula you can turn to! For me it's jeans, graphic T, cardigan and flats.

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  11. as much as i love staples in my wardrobe, i actually noticed that i am too safe in the way i dress, its becoming very boring so my wardrobe staples from now on is going to be colour....the more the better!, lovely blog by the way, make sure to mix it up (uniforms like rules are meant to be broken!)

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  12. whoa. i was just looking at that last scarf earlier today -- F21, right? i was considering buying it, but i've already got too many scarves and not enough necks. :(

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  13. Awesome post, I'm exactly the same, start of simple with a plain coloured top and skinny jeans that layer it/change it slighty.... though it would still take me hours in the wardribe to decide :P

    SE x

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  14. I love it, it's foolproof. I think we all do it subconsciously. During Fall and Winter that's pretty much what I do, LOL, I'm going to have outfit posts the coming months and people will probably think, "didn't she just wear that?"
    Hope school's going well, Elaine :)

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  15. oh cool, i do this without realising it! now i am enlightened. in summer i usually go for a tee and high waisted shorts or a skirt and flats with knee socks.

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  16. mmm... right now I will say black flats, jeans, white t-shirts, black skirt, and in a few ocassions summer dresses! OMG I'm so boring :)

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  17. my staple- some kinda tucked in tee. yeh! good picturin'
    bohemian-child.blogspot.com

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  18. my uniform (although it is rarely featured on Orchid Grey) usually consists of dark high waisted skinnies, a striped boatneck tee shirt, and ballet flats. thais is the outfit that always works for me and always makes me feel good!

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  19. Unfortunately my staples from my personal life cannot match work life. Boohiss. Stupid dress codes.

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  20. This is a fabulous post!! I love it! My uniform would be my black tights with a cute mini dress, boots and a jacket/coat (for Fall) and the same outfit but without the coat, tights/leggins and a pair of fabulous sandals instead of the boots (for summer) And of course a floral scarf like the one on this post! Lovee it!!
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!
    Xoxo
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  21. I have those boots you posted :)

    For some reason, I feel creepy for reading your blog cause I know you IRL, but your blog is so darn cute! Miss ya Elainey <3

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  22. that's a great uniform. right now for the current weather, its just tshirt and jeans for me. i can't wait till the cooler weather to start dressing better!

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  23. darling i loved reading this, how fun was it seeing your staples.
    the building blocks of my closet are a great pair of skinny jeans, a straight pair of classic jeans,a wonderful blazer,tank/vest top,a versatile plain but well cut dress,flattering skirt,wool pants,an impeccably made shirt,ballet flats,a great pair of heels, a great timeless bag and classic jewellery that scream me including a mens gold watch :).
    Everything else is just bonus...
    xx
    Marian

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  24. jeans and feminine tops are on my mind for fall. as well as a good cardi. nice post elaine!

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  25. Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog :) Those are great choices, so many ways to pair everything! Usually if I'm in a rush or if I just don't feel like putting an otufit together, I just go with a white v-neck, blue or dark wash jeans, and black flats. Maybe a cardigan, and black slouchy boots if it's cold out. :) x

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  26. I like your breakdown of the staples! My uniform consists of lots of grey, blue, or black, different shades mixed together. I'd wear a t-shirt (solid colored or stripes) or flowy blouse, a blazer or slim-fitting cardigan, straight-legged pants, and a pair of statement-making shoes.

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