Fashion. Why complicate it? I wore a uniform to school and it was seriously so easy – the thought-process every morning was utterly seamless.
I recently realised that I wear light blue, high-waisted jeans and a simple white t-shirt 4 out of 7 days of the week, which is why I started toying with the prospect of only buying good quality jeans and white t-shirts for the rest of my days.
With a uniform you basically can't go wrong. Unless perhaps you choose a floor-length peasant dress and have bum-grazing hair, in which case you might look like are part of a cult. Or opting for a stiff maroon blazer, matching trousers, court heels, and a dead-inside look, you run the risk of presenting yourself as a North Korean dictator's concubine.
So, like a tattoo, you have to choose your uniform carefully.
Sure, some might think I'm channeling American Psycho's Patrick Bateman. (Must say, ever since I saw this movie I've always been a bit skeptical of minimalists.)
But is this an approach to minimalism or purely knowing what suits you in terms of body shape, style and personality?
Minimalism is seen as positive, as one is able to shed oneself from worldly things in a supreme-being kind of manner - elevating you above mere mortals.
It’s not often viewed as boring, which, in my opinion it ultimately is. I mean, it looks pretty on Instagram but I’m sure no one has ever had a good orgasm in a bedroom that looks like this…
But I digress.
So I am a uniform person, although I am really not a minimalist. It’s kind of like, a closet full of clothes, yet only one uniform unrelentingly stands out to me every day.
Plus, it's really perfect for Janu-worry when there's little to no money for shopping.
Here's why I think I choose my specific uniform:
a) It’s comfy
b) It’s reliable – as in I know I look good and will feel good in it
c) It’s, despite its simplicity, very versatile
For example, this is what I wore with it on Monday
Low court shoes, R379, H&M.
I added some black leather Topshop boots and '80s clip-on earrings from Glitterati
I wore it with a KenzoxH&M neckscarf and Nike Cortez sneakers
SEE! SO comfy and SO versatile!
Would you wear the same outfit every day? Let us know.
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