11 Weekday Uniforms You Can Easily Adopt
Aka how to remove the stress of morning decisions
If you’ve perused the Internet anytime over the last year, you’ve seen think piece after think piece about the workplace uniform. Everyone from fashion magazine art directors to Mark Zuckerberg have embraced them. Why? Because it lessens the stress of morning decision-making and lets you use your mental energy solely on kicking ass at the office. Behold, 11 stylish ideas to consider rocking day in and day out.
A Boxy Blouse and Cropped Trousers
If you’ve got some wiggle room in your dress code, start with a standard pant (like these sharp Glen plaid ankle crops) and add a little character with a trendy blouse (be that a boxy short-sleeve number or a silky one with a bow necktie).
A Knit Dress and Blazer
If ever there were a time to test out a weekday uniform, it’s while you’re pregnant. Save yourself from spending a fortune by investing in one solid outfit (a stretchy sweater dress and angular blazer, perhaps?) to wear the threads off of.
A Printed Dress and Military Jacket
The typical idea behind the weekday uniform is to stick to basics (e.g., Zuckerberg’s gray tee and navy hoodie). But if you just can’t stay away from fun prints, find a floral dress you adore and ground it with an army-green canvas jacket. We promise: It’ll be something you’ll happily wear each day.
A Statement Blazer and Jeans
If you’re in the creative field, take this opportunity to be known as the bad bitch in the Revolution-era jacket. If for any reason you need to ditch it, you still have a Steve Jobs-approved turtleneck underneath.
A Coat Dress
The most fashion-forward of them all, this vintage-looking number isn’t the easiest to pull off. But it can be dressed up (with low pumps) or dressed down (metallic creepers) in a snap.