Create a style “uniform”

Create a style “uniform”


Michaela: WELCOME BACK. THIS MAY NOT SURPRISE YOU. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE AVERAGE ADULT MAKES 35,000 DECISIONS IN JUST A SINGLE DAY? SOMETIMES IT’S JUST ALL TOO MUCH. IN FACT, ONE WOMAN IN D.C. MADE HEADLINES WHEN SHE CLEARED OUT HER CLOSETS AND DECIDED TO WEAR THE SAME OUTFIT TO WORK EVERY DAY. HERE TO SIMPLIFY US AND MAKE OUR OWN WARDROBE, UNIFORM RATHER, IS PERSONAL STYLIST JILL MARINELLI. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. Michaela: I LOVE THIS IDEA. I HAVE TO START WITH THIS ONE WOMAN. SHE WORE THE SAME OUTFIT EVERY DAY? THERE WAS ONE WOMAN IN D.C. WHO DID THIS AND SHE WAS RECENTLY IN THE PRESS AND THERE’S ANOTHER WOMAN WHO IS THE FAMOUS WOMAN WHO WORE THE SAME OUTFIT EVERY DAY. SHE WAS AN AD EXEC IN NEW YORK CITY. SHE RUSHED INTO A MEETING LATE. HER SHIRT WASN’T TUCKED IN. SHE WOUND UP IN MEETING WITH HIGHER UPS AND SHE SAID I AM NOT PREPARED. WHO HASN’T BEEN THERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO WEAR. Michaela: GRAB WHATEVER. SHE SAID I’M GOING TO CREATE A UNIFORM. AND SHE WENT OUT. HER NAME IS MA TILL — MATILDA CALL AND SHE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT 15 BLACK TROUSERS AND WHITE BLOUSE AND WORE THAT OUT FIT EVERY DAY TO THREE YEARS AND ADDED A LEATHER TIE TO GIVE IT A LITTLE BIT OF INDIVIDUALITY. BUT SHE SAID THIS JUST TOOK AWAY THESE 35,000 DECISIONS THAT WE MAKE EVERY DAY. IT SIMPLIFIED EVERYTHING AND SHE DIDN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEING APPROPRIATE OR NOTS FOR WORK. OBVIOUSLY NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO WEAR THE SAME THING EVERY SINGLE DAY. BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD COME IN AND TALK ABOUT WAYS TO CREATE A UNIFORM OF YOUR OWN. WHICH DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THE EXACT SAME OUTFIT BUT THE SAME FORMULA. Michaela: MY MOTHER HAS JOKED FOR YEARS THAT SHE HAS A UNIFORM THAT SHE WEARS TO WORK AND SHE LOVES IT. I PERSONALLY HAVE A UNIFORM. I’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT I TRY TO HELP MY CLIENTS WITH. MOST PEOPLE WHO COME TO ME FOR HELP STYLING SAY I’M TOO BUSY. THERE’S TOO MANY DECISIONS. THERE’S TOO MANY PLACES TO GO SHOPPING. I DON’TEN WHERE TO SHOP ONLINE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT SIZE I AM AT ALL THE DIFFERENT STORES. THEY AREA COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED. Michaela: ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING. YOU HAVE ENOUGH TO DO IN THE MORNING. WHEN WE THINK OF A UNIFORM, THOUGH, A LOT OF TIMES OUR BRAIN REVERTS BACK TO THE SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND YOU DON’T WANT TO FEEL LIKE YOU ARE WEARING THE SAME THING EVERY DAY AND IT’S DULL AND YOU ARE GOING TO GET BORED WITH IT. SO, TELL US ABOUT THE UNIFORM THAT WE SHOULD BE CREATING. OK. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING. THIS IS THE KEY. MY FIRST TIP IN CREATING A UNIFORM OF YOUR OWN IS THINK ABOUT — THE ANSWER IS IN YOUR CLOSET. EVEN FOR YOU. THINK ABOUT SOMETHING IN YOUR CLOSET THAT YOU LOVE AND KNOW FITS YOUR BODY PROPERLY. MAYBE IT IS A COLOUR. MAYBE YOU LOVE PENCIL SKIRTS. FOR ME, LOVE A NICE SKINNY PANT. SOME LADIES WEAR DRESSES. FOR THINGS LIKE THIS AND PRESENTATIONS, I ALWAYS WEAR DRESSES AND IT IS SIMPLE AND ONE AND DONE. Michaela: THE WHOLE OUTFIT. FOR LISTENERS OUT THERE, THINK ABOUT THE THING THAT MAKES YOU EXCITED. AND CREATE AN OUTFIT AROUND THAT PIECE. FOR ME IT IS A PAIR OF SKINNY JEANS. MANY OF MY CLIENTS LOVES TO WEAR BLACK. SO, THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE CHOOSE A COLOUR SCHEME. ONCE YOU’VE CHOSE THAN ONE PIECE THAT REALLY MAKES YOU FEEL FABULOUS AND MAKE AN OUTFIT AROUND THAT, TRY TO STICK WITH THE BASIC COLOUR SCHEME. SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO DO NEUTRALS. IF YOU LIKE BLACKS AND TANS AND CAMELS AND GREYS, ALL OF THOSE THINGS WORK WELL TOGETHER AND YOU CAN CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE WHERE EVERYTHING MATCHES AND EVERYTHING GOES ALONG. FOR ME, WITH THIS UNIFORM, MY KIND OF ANCHOR COLOUR IS NAVY. WHETHER IT IS IN THE DENIM JACKET OR THE PANTS. I HAVE LOTS OF JEWELLERY AND INDIVIDUAL PIECES THAT WILL GO WELL WITH LOTS OF OTHER THINGS BECAUSE OF MY ANCHOR COLOUR. Michaela: SO YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH COMFORTABLY. THERE’S NOT MANY THINGS THAT ARE CLASHING. EXACTLY. ANOTHER TIP IS IF YOU LOVE BRIGHTS. THIS IS MY UNIFORM. I LOVE BRIGHT COLOURS AND SPRING AND SUMMER. BUT I ALSO HAVE TO BALANCE THAT. SO I ALWAYS DO BRIGHT CRAZY PATTERNS ON TOP AND SOMETHING BASIC ON THE BOTTOM. I HAVE MY NAVY SKINNY PANTS, WHICH IS MY CLOTHING THAT LOOKS GOOD ON MY BODY AND FLATTERS ME AND I GO WITH MY BRIGHT COLOUR. IF YOU DO ONE ON TOP AND ONE ON THE BOTTOM, YOU’LL NEVER HAVE CLASHING ISSUES BECAUSE YOU HAVE YOUR CRAZINESS ON TOP AND THE BUSINESS ON THE BOTTOM. Michaela: THEY BALANCE EACH OTHER OUT. RIGHT. FOR ACCESSORIES, TRY TO GO WITH SOMETHING NEUTRAL THAT WILL GO WITH EVERYTHING. FOR ME, I LOVE METALLICS. I HAVE METALLIC COLOURS AND THE GOLD COLOURS AND THE NAVY JEWELLERY AND THEN METALLIC SHOES AND BELTS AND JEWEL RIZ — JEWELLERY AND GO WITH EVERY OTHER OUTFIT IN YOUR WARDROBE. Michaela: SO FIND WHAT WORKS

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