How to Create Daily Uniforms from Your Capsule Wardrobe

 

The best way to resist the urge to buy the newest fashion trends every quarter is to build daily uniforms from your capsule wardrobe that you love. 

If you find it hard to ignore the fashion industry's pre-seasonal rally, I have a solution: commit now to a daily uniform by breaking down your capsule wardrobe in three steps. 

1. Break Your Lifestyle Into Themes 

What are the major activities you find yourself engaged in during the week? In addition to work think about anything else that's re-occurring — from you weekend routine to regular events you participate in. 

These lifestyle themes will be the most important consideration in how you pull together your collection of daily uniforms.  

2. Identity Your Favorite Pieces 

Everything in your capsule wardrobe should be something you love but you may have stand out pieces. These are the items that you want to highlight in your daily uniforms. 

Figure out what those pieces are then assign them to one or more lifestyle theme based on appropriateness.  

3. Combine into practical outfits 

Now that you have your lifestyle themes sorted out — and a favorite piece as an anchor for each — you can create full outfits for each. 

Each theme only needs one outfit and you can use the daily uniform guide to help you along so you don't forget the critical elements. 

 
 
 

This look book, styled by Creative Director Benjamin Holtrop for this editorial, showcases a daily uniform of black jeans, a white button down, a minimalist trench coat, comfortable flats, and an everyday tote.

You can adopt the daily uniform featured in this editorial with the following options from some of my favorite brands.  

WHITE SHIRT

Hugo Cotton Shirt

Closed Cotton Button Down

BLACK JEANS

7 for All Mankind B(Air) Skinny

All Saints Grace Slashed

TRENCH COAT

All Saints Emil Mac

Soia & Kyo Ornella Wrap

CASUAL FLATS

Nisolo Oliver Oxford

James Perse Espadrilles

TOTE BAG

QWSTION Shopper Tote

All Saints Braid Tote


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