Saturday, May 15, 2010

Your Uniform

Do you have one? And NO I don't mean a Britney Spears number - I don't want to know what is in THAT wardrobe! I mean a regular 'look' that you find easy and happen to wear often.

Some people don't realise they have a uniform. Once I haul out 15 shirts and 5 pairs of jeans I often say 'hey, do you wear a shirt and jeans every day, sort of like a uniform?' then they realise that they have one.

I have seen many uniforms in my time. Jeans, T and a fleece a popular one. There was a time 4+ years ago it was 3/4 pants and a T, but thankfully these people have realised this is just not acceptable anymore.

The uniform can feel like its a help, in that you don't have to 'think' about getting dressed in the morning. And if you have kids/work/life in general that is busy, then it seems ideal right?

Remember having your own style and having a uniform is two different things. Having your own style means you have found shapes that suit you and you follow these roughly in various ways. Having a uniform is about having ONE shape you feel maybe suits you, and it might not now after a couple of kids but you persist anyway because it seems easy.

Beware!! Variety is the spice of life. Those who have uniforms are usually very bored of them. But feel its really hard to break out of it. That is very normal. But don't be scared!!! The first step is admitting you have a uniform!

It's time to assess your look to suit your current body shape and lifestyle. Ask the right questions and you fill find the answers. Get out of that shape rut. Experiment with new 'easy' styles. Focus on getting that wonderful 'mix and match' wardrobe. If you need help, give us a call. Good luck!


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