My Style "Uniform": A Polished, Versatile Look I Easily Dress Up or Down

Back when I lived with my parents, I always had a closet jam packed full of more clothes than I could dream of wearing, stuffed to the point where I couldn't easily get to pretty well near anything I might want, and yet - albeit the clothes - I felt on a day-to-day basis, I had very little to nothing to wear.

It's a common problem, having a lot of clothes that don't go together. Or clothes that don't fit you aesthetically quite right. Or clothes that look reasonably good - but just aren't comfortable in the least, so you really have to be in the right mood or place to wear them.

Nowadays, while I still experiment with a lot of clothing, I have my go-to style "uniform" of sorts to fall back on, just in case the pieces don't work and I don't want to use any mental space having to reinvent the wheel.

I typically wear this style uniform on a daily basis, but there have been many times were I'll dress it up or dress it down depending on the occasion.

It's really simple, really comfortable, low-stress because I don't have to worry while I'm wearing it that I'll be too hot or too cold (since it's layered!), and I always feel both comfortable and good looking when I go out in an outfit made from this formula.

Get to the point? Alright, here's my modus operandi:

  1. Grab a pair of skinny jeans or leggings,
  2. Throw on a stretch top, 99% of the time one that's got a square neckline,
  3. Pick out a cardigan,
  4. Pull together the outfit with your favourite ankle boots.

That's pretty well near it. If it's too cold, grab some more outerwear to throw on top of the cardigan, and a scarf to seal the deal.

Oh and, as far as jewelry goes, a short gold necklace and maybe a gold ring or two is all I ever really wear. I need my ears re-pierced otherwise I'd have some gold earrings in, too.