My Uniform

They say many designers and fashion editors wear a uniform.  A certain combination of clothing that is a mix of form, function and style.  I have a uniform too.

emmanuelle alt uniform

Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief- Vogue, Paris

For as long as I can remember I have loved button down shirts.  It can’t be a tunic or pullover. It has to be a straight up button down. French cuffs?  Yeah, I’m fine with that. But I just LOVE a button down– tucked in a variety of ways or not at all.  When I’m unsure of what I want to wear, the button down never fails me. It’s my uniform.  

Do you have a uniform?

I love a good button down shirt with jeans, slip on sneakers, ballet flats or even heels on some days.  The beauty is in the button down.  It makes me feel both efficient and sexy all at the same time and with the shift of a button.

my uniform 1

Throw a sweater over the top for texture and color.  Wear a blazer in velvet or for a pop of color.  Floral blazers are big this spring and update the classic look.  Rocking neutrals will never wear you wrong.

uniform bangles

Adding vintage gold bracelets is both classic and dresses it up.

uniform red lips

A swipe of red lip gloss punches up the look while still maintaining a classic look.

Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda

*Disclosure:  TMC was not paid for this post. Affiliate links are included. Opinions are 100% my own.  


  1. robjodiefilogomo says

    I don’t have a uniform really, but I did when I was working. Then it included either a blazer or cardigan. But now that I’m retired, I love being able to switch it up more! Although I have been trying to take some of those same items and work them into my life now. Life the cardigan…we are just using it differently this week!!

    • Victoria says

      I get that! I definitely revert to my uniform on the days I’m indecisive on what to wear. It’s a no brainer. The days where that doesn’t even works I should just go back to bed.

  2. says

    I feel that I used to have a uniform, but I’ve lost it somewhere along the way. Maybe when I started staying at home? Hoping this Spring to get some new basics that I love. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. says

    Love these looks. I totally have a uniform too and it kind of makes life so much easier. Your signature look is always just a combo of those classic pieces. Spend less time thinking, look great.


  1. […] linking up with: Curly Crafty Mom, Shelbee on the Edge, Jaymie Ashcraft, Fashion Should Be Fun, A Labour of Life, Sincerely Paula, Nancy’s Fashion Style, A Little Bit of Everything, Jo-Lynne Shane, Bright on a Budget, Rachel the Hat, Sheelagoh, Beauty101 by Lisa, Fine Whatever, More Pieces of Me, Not Dressed as Lamb, The Glam Adventure, Not Dead Yet Style, Style Nudge, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Shopping My Closet, The Mummy Chronicles […]