How to Create an Excellent Personal Style Uniform

A few months ago, we did a post called “Own It! Defining Your Personal Style“.  In this post, we listed some tips for discovering your personal style.  Hopefully this post was very helpful because today we are going to take it a step further by giving you a few tips on create a personal style uniform.  A personal style uniform is basically your go to signature look.  It features pieces that make you feel confident, smart, and put together.  Your personal style uniform represents YOU to the fullest!  Check out some of our tips for creating your signature look below!

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Choose that One Piece that is Quick and Easy to Style

For me, my go to piece lately is my blazer from Target’s A New Day™ Collection.  I have worn this blazer about five times since I first bought it and I’m not tired of it yet.  I wear it so much because it’s so easy to just throw on with my jeans and t-shirt, my dress pants and dress shirt, my black sheath dress, etc.  Another piece of clothing that I find to be easy to style is my skinny jeans from Gap.  My jeans are another item that I can wear multiple ways.  I can dress them up with my blazer and a pair of heels or I can dress them down with a white tee shirt and white kicks.  Other pieces that you may have in your closet that are easy to style include turtlenecks (for fall), black dresses, black leather jackets, skinny jeans, white tee shirts, etc.

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Stick with Pieces that Flatter your Body

To be honest, this is a tip that should be applied to your personal style constantly.  But as far as creating your own uniform, you definitely want your go to pieces for your personal style uniform to flatter your shape.  They should make you look and feel amazing!  The reason I love to put my blazer on over my jeans and top is because it makes me feel sophisticated and “boss like”.  And my high waist skinny jeans show off my curves while also accentuated my waist.  So decide what pieces in your closet do a great job of showing off your best assets and include those in your uniform.  The best uniforms are ones that make your body look its best.

Also note that the outfit that people compliment you on the most is usually the one that is the most flattering on you.  Keep that in mind when deciding on pieces for your personal uniform.

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Look for Pieces that Accommodate Your Lifestyle

I’m a working mom who is constantly on the go.  So whatever I choose to wear on a daily must accommodate my lifestyle.  This is another reason why I like to wear a combination of jeans and blazers a lot; because their stylish, yet they’re both comfortable and practical pieces.  I can still look polished while handling business!  Make sure you take your lifestyle into account when deciding on your pieces for your personal uniform.

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Make Sure You Love Everything You’re Wearing

This is also a given, but some of us need to be reminded that personal style is all about what YOU like and love.  It’s not about what’s in.  If you don’t like it, don’t wear it.  It’s that simple.

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BlazerTarget  BodysuitForever 21  JeansGap  BootsMacy’s  BagMarshalls

The great thing about having a personal style uniform is that most times you won’t have to worry about what you’re going to wear.  You will already know what works.  And you don’t have to think twice about feeling uncomfortable or worried about your appearance.  Now this may take a little time, but once you figure it out, you will save way more time getting dressed than you did in the past.

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Shanna A. Jefferson, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CPS is a Life Coach, Psychotherapist, and Author.

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7 thoughts on “How to Create an Excellent Personal Style Uniform

  1. I completely agree with your tips! As a stay at home mom who runs around all day, this outfit would not be practical for me, but there are other cute stylish ones that are. And comfort is key!

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