A uniform

I’ve been thinking more and more that life would be simpler if I just stuck to a weekday uniform.  I find it more and more difficult to buy clothes these days – harder to find things I really love that are worth shelving out hard earned cash – and although I’ve been fairly ruthless about getting rid of clothes I no longer wear, or that I don’t love wearing, I still have a heap of clothes hanging in my wardrobe (only to default to wanting to throw on the same thing I wore yesterday).
At the moment I just want to wear my current favourite pair of black or dark blue skinny jeans, a white shirt or t-shirt, or a stripey tee, and shoes that match my mood.  We’re lucky with the weather in South Africa, so much of the year, bare arms will suffice.  Weekends and nights out are a different story – hello colour and pattern, and maybe some bare legs – but it’s the daytime version of a man’s suit (or chinos and collared shirt) that I’m dreaming about.
I think these would make a very good place to start – Summer Uniform 101:

Smart black trousers (ZARA)


A white boyfriend shirt that’s not too sheer or too fitted (JCREW)


White shirt with some beautiful detail (ZARA)


Stripey tee (ZARA)


White t-shirt (ZARA)


Oversized grey t-shirt (ZARA)


Stripe funnelneck tank (MADEWELL)


Basic skinny, dark rinse jeans (ZARA)


Coated black skinny jeans (MADEWELL)


Slim boyfriend jeans (MADEWELL)


One in each colour of these basic scoop neck t-shirts (COTTON ON)


Flat smart shoes (ZARA)


Leopard flats (MADEWELL)


White sneakers (ASOS)

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