The infamous Vera Wang has a fabulous blog I read regularly, and almost every post gets me thinking. You can really tell that she doesn’t just think of fashion as pieces of fabric, but something that is everywhere. There was a post back in January, entitled Even Jackie O Had a Uniform, that really got me thinking. One of the first sentences says…
“I realized that everybody in the end comes down to a uniform.”
I tucked away this post into my ‘write about’ bookmarks folder in hopes of coming to the conclusion of what my uniform is.
Vera says her uniform is leggings and a t-shirt, and that Jackie’s was her husbands pants and a crew neck t-shirt. She went on to talk about how each uniform can be dressed up or down. For example, she will wear a blazer with her leggings to dress them up and to dress down she will wear boys tanks.
Vera summed up the post with…
“These are the things that bring the fashion part to my uniform. But there is a uniform nonetheless. — In the end, people come down to uniforms and what they do with that uniform.”
I couldn’t help but wonder what my uniform is. Is it my leggings I live in in the winter/fall or my go-to maxi dresses (that I own in every color possible — way before maxi anything was popular) I wear in the spring/summer? I always love to dress either up or down… and I really do love my ‘maxis’ as I lovingly refer to them. Although, after some time to think about it, I came to the conclusion that my uniform changes by season. Sorry Vera. I really tried to narrow it down to one item I can’t live without all year long, but I was never one for uniforms any way.
What is your uniform?