Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friend Friday: Personal Uniform

Vahni from Grit and Glamour has a post several weeks ago in which she outlined her personal uniform or outfit formula as she dubbed it.

1. What’s your go-to outfit formula?
A dress. Or a dress and a cardigan. You can throw that on and be ready in less than a minute.  Also they are comfortable like workout clothes so they are my latest go-to outfit.  Previously it was jeans and a simple shirt for the weekend or dress pants and a sweater for work.  Now I'm not a fan of my jeans. They are too tight. I don't want to buy new jeans because I hope the hope that once I get out of my workout rut that they will all fit again. I'm told I should just buy some fat jeans. I probably should. They'll probably be my skinny jeans in a few years anyway.

2. How did you come about this formula?
Oh I answered this above... the putting on a few lbs part and also realizing last year that dresses were pretty and added flavor.  I also discovered it last July 5 when I was going to a picnic but still in PJs 2 minutes before I had to leave. I couldn't believe how fast I got ready.

3. Do you have different formulas for different occasions in your life?
Not really anymore. Before it was jeans for anything that wasn't work.  I have clothes I wear to work. Then on the weekends I wear those same clothes or I wear jeans with those same shirts. If I go out on an evening (which is rare), I just wear my standard. Others have fancier non-work appropriate clothes but I don't have that.

4. Has it morphed over the years?
Yes. A dress was never even part of my wardrobe at all. Back in the day (middle school and high school) I hate dresses because my gut was noticeable even though I was skinny everywhere else. Now I'm realizing that there are many styles and I can hide my gut. Plus I'm not as skinny as I was back then.  Up until a few years ago, I wore athletic shoes with my jeans on the weekends. I do not anymore and I feel it makes the same outfit just so much better. Shoes really do make or break and outfit.

5. Which other blogger’s outfit formula would you like to swipe?
I have no idea. We are all similar if I like them. There is no one person that is far enough off from me that I can think of. There are plenty with a similar formula to me and I love that. It makes me seem not crazy and not out of style.


  1. My outfit formula is also a dress and a cardigan... it's just so simple! My closet is full of them and I usually just end up mixing and matching.

    Like you, I moved away from my jeans when they all started to get too tight. After losing a few pounds they fit better, but I'm still addicted to me dresses and cardigans.

  2. WE AGREE THAT SHOES MAKE OR BREAK AN OUTFIT! A girl, fashionista after my own heart. I HAVE to follow you! Cheers! Sherry @ Girls Day Out