My Sustainable Style: the Uniform

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Some mornings, I wake up and think; “today’s the day I’m going to put a whole bunch of pieces together in different ways and wear something wildly bold!”

But then I d0 – I play in my closet, I belt some blazers, I put shirts on backwards (just kidding, but sometimes this is actually a good idea!), I put on a skirt (gasp!) or a dress (double gasp!). But then I realize, as I’m looking at myself in the mirror, that I’m just not quite as comfortable in these ensembles. Sometimes, they’re warranted: a spin around an event, a meeting, or a photoshoot… but if I think hard, the outfits that garner the most compliments (real life compliments, not just virtual likes on social media) are the ones that are, essentially, my uniform. Shirts and jeans. Of course, it varies as the seasons change, but there’s not much that a good pair of denim and men’s shirt can’t accomplish (for me, anyway).

I realized since I started consistently wearing an outfit formula, and having less in my closet, I struggle less with analysis paralysis – after managing a luxury boutique, I realized that customers made more deliberate and satisfying purchases when they had less choice. Too many options, and they’d get overwhelmed and walk away frustrated. An outfit formula makes life simpler, while allowing you to stay true to your personal style.

So here it is, my uniform – I’ve added snakeskin booties for a bit of a classic twist, and my moto jacket is an extra must-have layer in this cold … What’s your uniform? Do you have one? Do you think it’s just an excuse to be lazy and wear the same thing all the time? I’d love to know!

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Denim: H&M Conscious Collection (old, but love these), Shirt: H&M, Moto jacket: Nordstrom, Booties: Browns Shoes (old but love these), Sunnies: Dior c/o Merivale Optometric





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  1. Dominique says:

    I love this. Full stop. You do really wear your uniform well!!!

  2. I think you’re right. When there is too much of a good thing, most times I spend more than I budgeted for or just give up. Quite a valid point with the less is more mantra. You look lovely in your uniform

    • msbeltempo says:

      Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely compliment Juliett! You’re right, it’s so easy to spend more $$ with too many options; keep it simple! Have a great weekend! xox

  3. Tina Dao says:

    I love the point you made on the uniformed look, the go-to. Also, adore your jeans!
    X
    Tina
    http://www.simplyteee.com

    • msbeltempo says:

      Right?! So fun to have a signature look. Thank you so much for visiting, so glad I discovered your blog, I’m hooked! A xox


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