Why You Should Create a Personal Uniform

Trends come and go. Style doesn’t. And when it comes to being stylish, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

No, we didn’t come up with that ourselves. Ever hear of Leonardo da Vinci? Turns out he knew what he was talking about. And it’s also true that his statement can be applied to your wardrobe.   Because when it comes to buying and deciding what to wear everyday, less is more.

So, what options do you have? If your goal is to be stylish without trying, the daily uniform is for you.

A uniform you actually want to wear

It’s not as bad as it sounds. The point of the daily uniform is to simply your wardrobe to the essentials. Choose items you feel great in, that can be repeated for every (or most every) day of the week. It doesn’t have to be the same exact thing every day, unless you really want to go crazy with it. It’s about identifying what works, then sticking with it.

A lesson from the greats

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Seems like there’s something to it. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the faces of the daily uniform, and he did it because he didn’t want to waste energy on choosing clothes everyday. "I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community," he said.

Other notable proponents of the daily uniform include Obama with his gray or blue suits and white shirt combo, Christopher Nolan with "a dark, narrow-lapeled jacket over a blue dress shirt with a lightly fraying collar, plus durable black trousers over scuffed, sensible shoes" according to the NYT, and the king among men, Johnny Cash in his iconic black suits.

Do you.

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The important thing to remember is, there’s no right or wrong way to do a daily uniform. Do you, friend. Downsize and donate items you don’t love. Replace them with clothes that combine comfort, style, function and simplicity. Choose your, can’t-go-wrong combinations. And you’ll be ready to rock your daily uniform.