For those of you who don't have busy schedules, aren't on a budget, are always on time, and never feel the need to multitask, this post may not be for you. (Feel free to skip to the bottom and vote in the poll). For everyone else, please read on.
Since having two children, dressing myself has gone from being one of the best parts of my day to one of my least favorite. (Far above changing diapers but well below having my morning coffee). I have roughly twenty minutes to get ready each morning, including hair and makeup, so needless to say I am always in a rush. How is a girl supposed to look fab on that kind of time crunch? There is no time to ponder the perfect outfit, no time for creativity, and certainly no time to play dress-up. Inevitably I end up running out of time, coming up with an outfit that is either super uncomfortable, or just plain unflattering. (I am too embarrassed to tell you what I am wearing right now but I will give you a hint: it rhymes with poga yants - absolutely horrifying!)
Kate Moss in "uniform"
In an effort to solve this dilemma I looked to some of the most fashionable women in history and dissected their 'drobes. I realized that they each had their own formula, a uniform if you will. Audrey Hepburn always wore a black top or dress with ballet flats, Jackie O consistently sported oversized sunglasses, pearls, and a crew neck, and Kate Moss (see photos above) often dons skinny jeans, chunky boots, and some type of faux fur coat. Creating an everyday uniform could be the answer to my problems. In my case, this uniform would be a variation of pieces that are washable (oversized cotton tops), fashionable (cute ankle or knee boots), and active-able (stretchy skinny pants for kneeling, bending, chasing, etc.). I think I would be (consistently) better dressed, and it would bring serenity to my morning routine!
So what do you think? Am I being a lazy fashionista, or am I on to something?