First, I should start by telling you that I was a private school boy. When I was younger, I hated wearing a uniform. I wanted to be creative and free from the shackles of a clip-on tie. When I switched from private to public, I realized that I hated picking out my clothes every morning. As a result, I wore sweatpants most of the week. After that, I moved to New York City where I’ve stayed for four years and realized I needed to find a balance. I used to be this erratic dresser, and I would hate my outfit by noon. But I couldn’t wear sweatpants on the 6 train, no matter how badly I wanted to. Finally, a few weeks ago, I started dressing in a sort of uniform. It’s seriously helped me.
There are days, a lot of days actually, where I have just enough time to shower and can’t pick out my outfit. A lot of the time, it’s because I’m way too hungover to care about my alarm off. So for the winter season, I’ve taken on a uniform on black jeans, a crew neck sweater, black Nike Free running shoes and a great navy pea-coat I picked up. It’s effortless, comfortable and works perfectly for the transition from work to late night events and other engagements. Not to mention, wearing sneakers everyday makes me want to walk up stairs more, which helps my butt. I’ve compiled a list of 5 ways dressing has seriously helped me.
1) I’m no longer stressed about what to wear every morning.
2) I’ve saved dollars by not focusing on trends and keeping things simple.
3) My butt looks substantially better, or so I’ve been told.
4) My cost of laundry has gone down.
5) I no longer have to go home and change after work for events, dinner, drinks, etc.
I’m not the only one who has benefitted from dressing in a uniform. Our super luxury writer Deisy had this to say about her uniform dressing: I wear an uniform because I don’t have time to worry about what I’m going to wear during the weekdays. Like, I barely have time to remember to eat. I know black and black go together, so I just wear black on black on black everyday. It’s so much easier than having to worry about color blocking. Plus, it saves me a bunch of time in the morning. By wearing an uniform, I get to spend those extra precious morning minutes on beauty sleep and not on choosing an outfit.[via]