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.
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.
Hugo Cotton Shirt
Closed Cotton Button Down
7 for All Mankind B(Air) Skinny
All Saints Grace Slashed
All Saints Emil Mac
Soia & Kyo Ornella Wrap
Nisolo Oliver Oxford
James Perse Espadrilles
QWSTION Shopper Tote
All Saints Braid Tote