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I love fashion, things that are a little different, creative and beautiful, and as many other creative souls I have a tendency to "feel" what I want to wear, instead of just throwing something on.
"I feel like being a superhero today! How can I make that work with what I've got, without it looking like a halloween costume?" You just want that feeling, not the spandex and the cape.
Being a perfectionist, I'm not finished before I get that feeling of satisfaction, thus resulting in a lot of "involuntary" tardiness.
My fabulous sister (also being too creative for her own good) used to be late, making her outfit before school. True story!
In reality, we don't have time for that. So as a person who hates being late I wanted to better myself and find a solution where I could be efficient, without totally diminishing the joy I get from "playing" dress-up and feeling confident in what I wear (People whom are always late are annoying. Also a true story!).
Getting to the point. I love uniforms! They look awesome, they're "comfy", make you look great and you always know what to wear. So I decided to create my own "uniform".
For starters, everyone should dress how they feel, or want to feel. With some guidelines off course.
Step 1. Who am I, what style do I like?
Step 2. What flatters my shape, looks, and colors?
Step 3. Make step 1 and 2 work together and for you.
It's all about figuring out who you are, what you like, and edit until you find a way to make that style look good on you.
You should go with your most flattering, but still appropriate color. For me it's black, which is also my favorite (Altho it's not actually a color, but merely the result of absence of, or complete absorption of light). You can't go wrong with black (Except for at weddings...), it's stylish, slimming and respectful. Other safe base colors for non flashy people are: Different shades of gray, navy blue, army green, black and white, jeans blue, brown, and so on. But please, be colorful if you're the type.
I like my clothes to feel comfy, look edgy, but classy and laid back, with a hint of either tribal or futurism.
Being Norwegian, our weather does not exactly scream dress and heals, so I had a hard time figuring out how to make it work. But when I found the perfect shoes, cardigan, and that super elastic skinny jeans trend emerged, my life got a little easier. I'm too curvy to fit into regular jeans comfortably and they don't flatter my figure. Anyway, It's so much quicker getting dressed wearing pants. All I need to decide is which top to wear, instead of an entire outfit. It used to be more like….what shoes, wich dress, what? …AAARrggg! I'm late.
Now, I throw my jeans on, a cardiblazer (Cardigan blazer hybrid), fitted but forgiving quality top (Also in black for the sake of safe), a signature accessory (In my case a dog tag with my name and information), shiny Dr.Martens (Comfy and pretty. Even wear them with dresses), sunglasses (So I can get away with no makeup on extra stressful days)
Yes, it can get boring, but it's better getting dressed for life, than spending your life getting dressed. On days where I have the time, but can't be bothered, I flash it up with a statement top, bold accessories and a hairdo.
Your uniform don't have to be pants, or black, or minimalistic. It just needs to be flattering and appropriate for most occasions, such as work, hangout with friends, shopping, going out and so on.
Be unique, but more important, be yourself. If you must, let your freak flag fly!
(There will be more about body shape, personal style and colors later.)
What's your uniform?
My new years resolution this year was to think QUALITY over QUANTITY.
A break through moment for me, was discovering my roommate's perfect wardrobe. Observing her always finishing the look with a nice blazer, cardigan, et cetera..., while I always ended up throwing on a black unattractive cardigan over my otherwise well thought trough outfit, made me think. She spends more on clothes, but yet she has less clothes than I do. Also, she always have something fitting to wear. Hmmmm...?
After some revising of my habits, I learned that I might be shopping too economically- so much that I end up buying the cheap version of the item I actually wanted or needed. This habit lead me to being the kind of person that have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. I own five black dresses, that I wear at best once a year because they're either too short (being 6 feet, that's a shopping mistake I often make), the material too thin, or in a style I'm not that into. At the price of five dresses, I could have bought one really great black dress, in good quality, that fits perfectly, that I can wear everywhere and use frequently.
I try to learn from my mistakes, so this year when I needed a basic outfit update, I went all out and bought a great pair of quality black skinny jeans, real Dr.Martens (not the copy), and the perfect cardigan (that I almost didn't buy because it costed £40. Old habits die hard). Now, I wear those pieces almost eeeevery day, I love it, I feel great in it, it's cool, it fits great, and it keeps the "new look" for a remarkably long time. Quality saves money and the environment, people.
So, in the spirit of having clothes that I actually feel like wearing, I cleaned out my closet, and gave nine bags of clothes to charity. More room to see what I have, with a side dish of a good conscience. I had a friend help me, got real tough about it and even got rid of the clothes that I actually like, but is either too short, not my shape, not my color, or in fact I never wear it because It's not me anymore. From now on I will have to try to buy stuff that I can actually wear.
Today, these three items (see photo above) are going to a friend's closet, where they will have a much better purpose than just filling up mine.
Conclusively, it costs more to buy cheap at times. In the time of consumerism, child labour, underpaid third world workers and global warming, I feel it is my duty to think about my responsibilities as a consumer.
Because it ultimately effects others.
Photo: Dress 1: Too short, dress 2: Not my color, Jacket: Not my shape.
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