In the last few months of 2015, I increasingly began to hear about people eliminating choice and options in their wardrobe, opting for a capsule wardrobe. Some were taking this a step further and began to brand themselves by wearing a specific set or type of clothes…a uniform, if you will. (Read ‘Becoming Minimalist’)
While I didn’t really give it too much thought at the time, I found myself increasingly wearing the same sort of items in my closet continuously. I bought the same shirt over and over again, in different patterns and colours. Before I knew it, I had a uniform – and a quite recognizable one, at that.
Recently, I’ve been admitting to others that “I’m giving the uniform look a try”. I’ll admit, it has made my life easier and higher-functioning. Heck, I’m wearing my uniform as I write this – a long-sleeve t-shirt from Comme des Garcons, skinnies from Joe Fresh, black lace-up boots from Grenson, my Issey Miyake watch, Kate Spade studs, shark-tooth necklace, and completely run-down blacky fuzzy scarf from Aldo. This is me, every day.
Obviously, my ‘one look’ isn’t nearly as eye-catching as Beyoncé in a bodysuit and fishnets, or as ‘hobo chic’ as Mary-Kate Olsen in granny frocks and big shades circa 2006. For now though, it suits my on-the-go/sitting around lifestyle, while heavily reflecting who I am (former punk rocker) and where I’ve been (Tokyo – for all these awesome CdG shirts!)
Summer’s right around the corner, which presents a big challenge to my uniform. Thankfully, my CdG short-sleeve t-shirt collection is well on its way to support the transition