Style uniforms are one way to chic. We’re not talking about a wearing a strict “uniform”, although lots of jobs call for them, and they have advantages! But having a handful of style uniforms makes getting dressed much easier. In this case “uniform” means a comfortable and chic combination of shapes and styles that make you feel great. 😊
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One of my favorite style uniforms is a slim top – knit or woven – paired with a full over-the-knee skirt. I like the pieces to have personality, like this simple gray knit shirt – with a zebra. I’ve had it for ages, and I think I found it at J. Crew Factory. Other easy style uniforms can include: dark jeans with a graphic tee, a slim midi skirt with an over-sized top, or a knit tee dress.
The full black skirt (similar) is from Suzanne Carillo’s fab Etsy vintage shop. She had put it aside for me on one of my visits to Toronto, because she knew it “fit” me and my style. It’s great as a casual piece, like today, or dressier with a silk blouse and pointy flats. Thanks, Suzanne!
Are you wearing one of your style uniforms today, or a different but fabulous look? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!
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Wonderful styling, you look ultra comfy. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui
thanks for linking up, Jacqui, and I hope your day is wonderful. I love your checked blouse with wide leg trousers! xox
Fabulous skirt! And I love your floral print DMs!
Good morning, Emma and thanks for linking up. Love the utility jumpsuit, you look smashing! xox
I love your style “uniform,” Patti. Super classic and the Doc Martins change it up so nicely!
Good morning, Darlene and thanks for coming by. Your side-striped jeans are very cool and fresh, you look terrific! xox
This skirt really was meant for you. Your personal spin on casual, comfy, chic style is 100% fabulous.
Thank you my friend and thanks for coming over. You do know my style to a “T”! And your chateau-wear is gorgeous, xox.
Love, love your outfit dear Patti, especially those floral combats! Thanks for hosting the linkup 🙂 Kisses
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Hello and thanks for linking up! Your above-the-knee dress is so terrific, esp with your Western belt, xox.
I love how it is gathered in the front and I love this sillouette on you!
Hello dear Jess and thanks for linking up, and for your kind words. Love your review of a skin care brand I hadn’t known of before! xox
How wonderful that Suzanne “gets” you! The skirt is amazing. I’m glad to see the Docs you linked, I didn’t realize they had this variation out now.
Good morning Kim and thanks for linking up. Your outfit is casual-chic, love the tucked-in sweater and ivory jeans! xox
I love the details in the skirt: my goal this year is to add skirts with style and oomph to my closet.
Good morning, Mireille and thanks for coming over. I love how you worked your scarves in today’s post! xox
The details on that skirt are so so cool, and you already know how much I love those Docs! xo
Good morning beautiful Debbie and thanks for coming by. I adore your velvet duster – it looks rich and yummy. One of my words for the year is “simple”, keep it simple. xox
I love your whole outfit and that skirt has some interesting detail.
Thank you Debby and thanks for linking up! Your lavender dress is just gorgeous, xox.
You could wear that skirt with anything, Patti, and look amazing. But I love the Zebra top and the Docs. Clean and strong. So glad I could make it – and thanks always for the welcome mat. Hugs.
Good morning gorgeous Mel and thanks for linking up. It is quite a fab skirt, eh? And your post gave me a song to sing today! xox
I totally have a uniform right now—jeans, sweater, and boots. Love the unique details on your skirt!
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I had a similar skirt Years ago! I loved it! Black always have had my preference!
Good morning, Nancy my friend! Thanks for coming over and you’re so chic in your black leather trousers! xox
I love that skirt Patti with its interesting details , so good on you, Suzanne knows your style well. I think most of us have a signature go to style. Many thanks for hosting , have a good week.
Hello dear Jill and thanks for coming over! You have a chic signature style, and have often inspired my choices, xox.
Good morning, Cheryl and I love your uniform! Great idea to try the men’s departments for a cool oversized sweater, xox.
Such a great look. Loving the boots with the skirt!
Thanks for hosting the linkup!
Good morning, Ellibelle, and thanks for coming over. Love your soft pink check sweater! xox
You know I love those floral Docs, and I’m still a steampunk fan after all these years! Fabulous outfit, Patti! That skirt has great detail – what a nice thing for Suzanne to do.
Thank you so much for hosting!
Good morning, Sheila. Yes, I thought about you when I used the word “steampunk” b/c I think you introduced me to the concept! Have a beautiful Victoria day and stay fab, xox.
Patti, I just love your casual steampunk style. It expresses your fun and edgy sides in a way that must feel so true to your being. My friend Patti just shines through and it makes my heart happy to see you so You.
Aww, thanks so much Sherry for that lovely complement. And keep glowing, as you do. xox
Those floral Doc Martens are so fun and great with the skirt! Loving the cut of the skirt too!
Hi Kellyann and thanks for your kind words! I hope your week ahead is wonderful. Love your gold lariat necklace, btw! xox
I totally understand what you mean about style uniform. I am sure we all have some of those that work every time. Having said that, those boots are simply divine and love the details of the skirt
Hello Anna and thanks for linking up! Your cropped stripe trousers are just great, xox.
Patti, you know these boots are my favorite! And I adore the unique details on this fun skirt. This is the perfect outfit formula! I think I have about 5 or 6 outfit formulas that work for me and I rely on them daily!
Hi Shelbee and thanks for coming over. Stay warm, and fabulous – xox.