So lately I've been all about plain long-sleeve shirts. I'm nearly always cold, so it's not like I need the option of taking off a cardigan. In dire straights I can just push the sleeves up, but it really never reaches that point. If I could set the thermostat however I want, then I might be uncomfortable in long sleeves, but I have a much warmer body to accommodate. Plus my thermostat at work doesn't seem to have any impact on the temperature. For instance, it's currently set at 78, but reads that it's actually 74. This is an improvement over yesterday afternoon, when it was 78/70.
Anyway, I don't remember where I first read about the idea of having a daily uniform. I think it might have been Gwyneth Paltrow talking about her leggings-and-tunic type uniform. At some point my eyes rolled, probably repeatedly. I haven't much sympathy for the trials of life of celebrities. I'm sure their lives are difficult to them, but for those of us who can't afford nannies, cooks, cleaning ladies, multiple houses, first-class flights, or $80 yoga pants (honestly, why would someone spend that much on workout clothes?), it just seems like a lot of really privileged whining.
But I digress. A daily uniform. It actually does make life easier. The men here complain about having to wear a suit every day, but I think it would be a relief. I recently experimented with wearing the same skirt every day, and there really was something so liberating about not having to decide what to wear, or how long it's been since I've worn something. I've decided that no one pays enough attention to my outfits that I need to worry about it. This is especially true with basics. My same-skirt experiment was with a basic black skirt. The shirt I'm wearing today--which I also wore yesterday, because "worn" doesn't always mean "dirty"--is a plain black, long-sleeved shirt. Even if someone noticed that it looked like my shirt from yesterday, isn't it entirely possible that I own multiple plain black tees? Oh yes it is--I once bought three of the same black shirt so that when one faded, I had a back up.
My dream daily uniform, though, would be a long sleeve tee and yoga pants. Or track pants, depending on the weather. It is convenient that I'm so short, as I can find very comfy pants in the little boys section, and generally for at least half of what they charge for women. My current favs were five bucks. My now-gone favorite fleece pullover (a moment of silence and a curse towards Delta) was $3 in the boys section of Target when I was in college. I loved that fleece. Sigh. But anyway, what's your uniform? Or your dream uniform?