You may have heard the term "Uniform Dressing" thrown around before. It's an appealling idea given broader awareness by names such as: Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Hilary Clinton. The essential idea is this: a person determines what their ideal outfit is and creates numerous, very similar, variations of that outfit. For Mark Zuckerberg it's the grey t-shirt and jeans, for Clinton it's the classic pant suit. The benefits of committing to a "uniform" are numerous, from saving you time in the morning, saving you money (by avoiding impulse buys you never end up wearing!) and saving you the stress of a poorly chosen outfit. Sold yet? We certainly are and have built Issue Clothing around a similar idea. The most simple version of a capsule wardrobe is a uniform. You may know someone who has adopted this lifestyle, if you're a little jealous of their easy morning routine then you might like to try it yourself! While we don't feel you have to be completely restricted to a single outfit, we do believe it's important to identify key outfits or "silhouettes" that you're confident wearing. You can then build the majority of your wardrobe to align with these. Not only does it make shopping easier, it makes getting ready everyday, easier.
Being busy working ladies we no longer have the luxury of taking an hour to get ready in the morning. It's sad but we've mourned and moved on. There are kids, cleaning, family commitments, travel plans, not to mention careers and other aspirations. We want to have it all... and maybe that's not realistic but maybe, just maybe, we can get close. A daily uniform via a capsule wardrobe filled with uniform options, is just one way to simplify the day. Have we convinced you yet?
Here's how to get started:
- Check out the "Capsule Wardrobe Guide" or "No Regrets Shopping Planner" -- this will help you identify a few key outfit styles which you can focus on.
- Take a look our Wardrobe Essentials -- figure out which styles you might be missing or need a few more versions of to complete your uniform. Either purchase today, or make a list and start hunting for those uniform pieces. (Consider your "cost per wear" and make sure you're creating multiple outfit options with a single purchase.)
- Find the winning combination -- Try a uniform for 30 days, give it a chance and see what you think! It might be too restrictive, or it might be perfect! Find the balance of variation and consistency that suits you.
We hope you'll give it a try! As always, you can get more help via our Capsule Conceirge Service, where we help you build the perfect capsule wardrobe for your body shape, lifestyle and budget.