Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dressing by Numbers




Special thanks to MKW.

Shirt // Jeans (also this pair)// Scarf (similar) // Wedges (similar) // Earrings (similar) // Bag (similar plus an inexpensive version) // Lip color // Sunglasses // Also found this website with Pikos galore.

I wasn't sure if I was going to post these pictures because of how simple this outfit is. I woke up an hour late on the morning I had planned to get coffee with my new friend Cynthia of the blog Since we had agreed to help each other out with blog photos, I was supposed to get all dolled up before our coffee date. Turns out my cheap little alarm clock picked that morning to stop working (better than a weekday I guess), and I had to get ready in just a few minutes, dirty hair and all.

I decided to post the photos because even though my outfit isn't necessarily thrilling, I knew exactly how to get myself together at lightning speed because I have a uniform. My get-ready-quick uniform isn't the same every time, but I have an exact formula for daily wear.

Super skinny denim or black pant + oversized shirt or sweater + structured leather shoes/boots and bag = dressed

Throw in studs, watch, and my wayfarers and that's pretty much what I wear almost everyday. Almost every successful person has a uniform that they wear most of the time. If I asked you to close your eyes and picture Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, or even ol' Barry O (an endorsement of his plain dark suits only), you already know what they're all wearing. Yes, those are all nerdy men, but the same can be said for Taylor Swift, Jenny from the Block, and Angelina Jolie, and they even have someone helping them get dressed.

While Taylor's matching skirt sets are pretty boss, your uniform needs to fit your life and daily routine. Figure out what your needs and preferences are and decide if that's going to be a pencil skirt and button down, a black dress, or jeans and a t-shirt. Whatever it is, you won't have to get up at the crack of dawn to get to work after staring into your closet for an hour anymore. Style is about getting yourself together on a Monday morning and making it look easy (one day they'll attribute that to either Coco Chanel or Winston Churchill).

On a side note, these jeans by A Gold E are my new favorite. I like a really slim denim, but when I got these in the mail I was initially so disappointed. I had taken a chance on final sale since I bought them at something like 70 or 80% off, and they looked like they would have fit me in about 4th grade. I tried them on literally just to laugh, but they miraculously stretched to fit perfectly. Now they're my absolute favorite pair because they have enough elasticity not to get baggy in the seat by the end of the day.


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1 comment:

  1. I love the way you have mixed so many different elements in this look. Love the bold colours, the leopard prints and the bag! Looks like a very well-planned outfit! :)
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