I decided recently that my life would be simplified immensely if I wore a uniform. Not a polyester fast-food restaurant uniform, but one of my own making. Hence two of the same blouse. It has everything I like in a blouse: comfortable fit, Peter Pan collar, slightly puffed sleeves, pretty details. It looks just as nice with jeans as with a skirt. I can wear it to do everything except work out and garden, although I have done a wee bit of gardening in the white version. Risky, I know.
Dresses feel like uniforms to me. Diane von Furstenberg* was onto something with her iconic wrap dress**. Slip it on and go, and look fabulous to boot. I plan to do some sewing this weekend to see if I've found the dress I want to add to my little collection of vintage frocks-turned-uniforms. Stay tuned to see my results.
And just because I like a little interaction in the comments, will you tell me what your uniform or go-to outfit is?
*Dudes, she has her own comic book. Seriously. Also? If you go to the site, you get to hear Lauren Bacall speak one of her most famous lines.
**This is the one I want to own someday. When I have a spare $300 to spend on one frock. I know it will be worth every penny!