lots of people are under the impression that because i work out of my house, i’m mostly in my pajamas or sweats. i tried that for a bit. turns out i didn’t feel good at the end of the day (though i do have the occasional pajama day!). i need to get dressed in order to go to work, even if that work is only a few steps away. but in what? a uniform seemed to be in order. not in a military stiff and starched kind of way but more of a formula for dressing that feels simple and right so i can focus on writing and not feel confused about what to put on when i get up in the morning.
since most of what i do is work in the house, i want to feel comfortable. but also look nice in case i suddenly get an assignment and have to run out to meet someone. i’m a big fan of skinny jeans (my faves were uniqlo’s super skinny fit jeans; the new model is the skinny fit tapered jean), hemmed to ankle length. sometimes i’ll mix it up with colored or printed jeans & skinny pants. though i’m usually barefoot in the house, for running out, i slip on comfortable shoes like ballet flats, the martina wedges from jcrew, fun sneakers or bensimons. in colder weather, i like boots like isabel marant’s dicker. on top i usually have on a light sweater (i love boyfriend-style v-necks) or a t-shirt with a cardigan, like this one from everlane. (my house is crazy cold so i’m usually in a light wool sweater or cardigan even on the hottest days of the year. this takes me through most days and out for errands, shoots, scouting, site visits and research trips.
sometimes i have meetings and lunches and once a week i go downtown to my co-work space and i feel compelled to get a little dressier. i might pull on a jacket or swap in some low heels for the flats or a silk top, like a joie’s eleanor or everlane’s super soft long sleeved silk shirts, for the t-shirt and cardigan combo.
and then there are events, drink and dinners out. sometimes the lunch uniform works for this but lately i’m leaning towards dresses like dvf’s classic wrap in reds and fun prints that make me feel free and girly.
What about you? Do you have a uniform?