If you’re like many people today looking for solutions to simplify day-to-day living, a minimalist capsule wardrobe is perfect for you. With a pared-down wardrobe, the often time-consuming task of choosing an outfit for the day is made fast and efficient.
But if you’re looking to make your capsule wardrobe even more effective for you, consider developing your personal style uniform.
Basically, this is a clothing ensemble that works best for you – not just in terms of fashion but also your lifestyle, according to top stylists from a world class talent management agency.
Over time, it becomes part of your identity because it’s what you frequently wear. In the fashion world, it’s called “the signature look.”
Advantages of Having a Personal Style Uniform
As mentioned earlier, it can simplify your life a great deal. You don’t have to overthink your outfit for work and for wherever else you need to go.
It’s important to note as well that when you have a personal style uniform, you can be sure that every item in your closet is something that you can get satisfying functional mileage from. Everything just goes perfectly well together.
Many who have adopted this idea also point out that because of it, they have learned to focus on quality and not the trends. Therefore, they don’t mind spending more on clothing pieces that they know will serve them a long time and impressively well. And with the knowledge that they have “worth it” pieces in their wardrobe, they’ve grown less inclined to purchase “fast fashion,” which is usually just a waste of good money.
How Do You Develop a Personal Style Uniform?
If you’re sold on the idea of a personal style uniform, creating it is the challenge, especially if you’ve always followed trends.
Here are smart tips for developing your own personal style uniform.
1. Identify the clothing pieces that flatter your body type.
You want the clothes you wear to look amazing on you. Go through your wardrobe and lay down ensembles that make you feel good and have earned you a lot of compliments.
The key here is to understand your body and adorn it with a few clothing items that just go with it.
2. Purchase high-quality versions of the items that make you look fabulous.
Think of the few pieces in your wardrobe as big investments, because they are. For example, don’t be afraid to blow money on white silk blouses because there are many ways to style them for day-to-day dressing up.
The same goes for a navy tailored blazer. Pay attention to the detailing so even if you wear a navy blazer every day, there would be nice little details that can freshen up the look.
When you direct more money toward your “uniform,” you will be encouraged to commit to them even more, say popular female models in Dubai.
3. Pick more neutral colors.
Neutral colors like black, white, cream, beige and tan are important for creating your uniform. You can pair them with each other, and whether you want to look crisp, smart and elegant, or casual chic, these colors will never go wrong.
4. Take your lifestyle into account.
Your uniform should be able to support your lifestyle. Think about color, fit and material, as well as your personal values. No matter what you’re doing every day, you should be able to look beautifully put together.
For example, Ellen DeGeneres, the TV show host, is known for her skinny pants, sweaters, blazer and sneakers. She looks great in that attire because not only does it go well with her fun personality, it also allows her to dance more freely and challenge her guests to a variety of physical activities – things that she loves to do.
So think about your daily activities to determine the uniform that will allow you to go about all those in a stylish yet efficient manner.
A personal style uniform is not for everybody, but if you’re the type of person who can function better by having one less thing to worry about every day, then this certainly is a wonderful solution to try.
Jessicka Bell co-founded the agenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.