Because I mostly shoot outfit posts on the weekends, it's come to my attention that you don't generally get to see what I wear to work. In fact, you can count the number of times work wear's shown up on NFD on less than ten fingers (you can see them: here, here, here, here, here and here). This is entirely Too Bad, because 1) there are not a lot of blogs out there that show stylish professional outfits and 2) I love stylish, professional outfits. So, thought I'd change that and share with you a week's worth of What I Wore to Work.
This past spring, I asked whether any of you subscribed to the idea of a Beauty Uniform. For the uniniatied think of a uniform as a signature style. Basically, your wardrobe utlizes similar pieces and/or colors creating a visual cohesive set of looks. Back in March, I'd said I wasn't quite ready for that, but the funny thing is, not quite a year later, and I find it has happened all on its own.
And I love it.
Some of it is simply practicality. A cigarette pant answers all my needs of staying warm even though I'm outside for longish periods every day (like, as recess and things); and that I might need to run, jump, kneel, or worse, sit cross-legged on the floor. Plus, who doesn't like feeling like they're Audrey Hepburn? The limited color scheme means most things match with everything else. Having the "uniform" means I sort of know right away what I like, what will work with everything else in my closet when shopping. Currently this work signature style feels sort of tomboy meets Hepburn meets graphic design. I'm actually thinking of developing/paring down to a capsule closet for work (though I'll still admit that I'm looking forward for warmer weather to be able to throw in the occasional skirt too). Have any of you every tried either a beauty uniform or a capsule wardrobe?