This is the process I’ve been going though myself for the fall, so let me share with you some of my essentials. It was important for me to know what they were so I knew if it was time to make a shopping list or if I could just shop my closet.
1. Great fitting jeans
As a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom, I have many opportunities to wear jeans. With the right fit and the right wash, they are a staple of mine that can be dressed up or dressed down. What I really love right now are my skinny jeans, though it took me some time to come around to this trend. And why do I love them? I can wear them with flats, sandals, or boots. I can roll them up to ankle length. I can wear them under dresses. I can basically wear them all the time. And I found a fit in a dark wash that totally works for me.
Living in Houston, it’s very easy to make it through the winter with only cardigans. Not that it doesn’t get cold, I’m just saying if you are just going from your car to inside a building you can probably make it work. For this reason a quarter of my closet is cardigans and other light-weight outerwear.
3. V-neck tees
I know this seems totally boring, but just stick with me. With my skinny jeans and cardigans, all I really need is a bunch of V-neck tees to put under them. Long sleeve and short sleeve – they get me through.
Were you picturing a boring look with those essentials? Never fear – adding a scarf adds color, interest, and warmth.
5. Knee high boots
Oh, how I love my boots. It is October and too damn warm to wear them here and it’s killing me. But let me tell you I will be wearing boots every chance I get as soon as I can do it without triggering a hot flash.
So wtih these five essentials, I have created my uniform for the fall. This is something I strongly encourage you to do. Whether you go to an office every day or spend your day running errands, if you create a uniform for yourself it will make it so much easier to get dressed on those normal days. Of course you need to have other things in your wardrobe, but for everyday wear a uniform will save you.
Do you have a uniform? Or is this a new idea for you? (OR do you have a current accidental uniform?)