I want to find the perfect uniform. I came across an article in British Vogue about Maureen Doherty who runs a London boutique called egg. Ms. Doherty ascribes to the idea of a "recipe" or "list of style ingredients that add up to create a harmonius look". Like a uniform. The article natters on about how she only wears a narrow collection of basics in a narrow range of colors, for a result of maximum comfort and style. It's an appealing idea that I've never been disciplined enough to achieve.
Until now, I vow.
The goal is to edit to the perfect, personal collection of things that are functional, comfortable and stylistically cool enough to constitute a more focused, signature look. And then stick with them, resisting the temptations of things that dazzle and distract from the ultimate goal.
The perfect uniform.
So if I were to start today, here's what would be on the top of my list:
Petit Bateau white tees.
and Levis 501 Shrink to Fit.
And cashmere sweaters. There are some great ones from J.Crew.
And the best loafers I've found so far are from Kate Spade.