3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Personal Style Uniform

Uniform dressing is just plain smart. Stylesetters at the top of their game rely on it, and wildly smart people outside the sphere of fashion do it, too—a prime example being Steve Jobs and his habitual turtleneck. For the sake of sanity in the mornings, we suggest you find yours too. Where to start? 

Just scroll down for three surprisingly insightful questions that will lead you to your ideal uniform, as well as several examples of stylish ladies who have mastered their signature look.

1. In what outfit do you feel your absolute best?


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You know those days when you look in the mirror, and feel infinitely more confident because you feel like you nailed your outfit? Those are the looks that should be potential contenders for your personal style uniform.

2. What do you have a lot of in your closet?



Do you have a million striped shirts in your wardrobe? Perhaps that piece should be part of your signature style. You obviously like it enough to keep stocking your closet with them.

3. What types of pieces do you fan-girl over?


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Do you freak out over shoes? Consider making statement pumps part of your uniform. These pieces make you happy, so why not incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe?

Jenna Lyons' Uniform: Deep V-Neck Top + Trousers


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On Lyons: J.Crew blazer and Collection Noir Floral Pants ($298).


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On Lyons: J.Crew Men’s Ludlow Peak-Lapel Sportcoat ($328); J.Crew Collection Italian Satin Pull-On Pants ($325) and clutch; Manolo Blahnnik heels; Giles & Brother jewelry.


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Jamie Chung's Uniform: Crop Top + Matching Set


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On Chung: Tanya Taylor Toto Stand Collar Floral Wishi Organza Blouse ($750) and Peggy Floral Print Washi Organza Pencil Skirt ($905); Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals ($385).


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On Chung: Storets top and skirt; Isabel Marant earrings.


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On Chung: Rebecca Minkoff Raz Ankle-Wrap Leather Pumps ($260).

Sofia Coppola's Uniform: Cropped Pants + Rounded-Toe Shoes


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On Coppola: Valentino jacket and pants.


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Emmanuelle Alt's Uniform: Belted Jacket + Skinny Pants


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On Alt: Saint Laurent Patent Lace-Up Kitten-Heel Booties ($795)


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Alexa Chung's Outfit Formula: Miniskirt + Flats


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On Chung: Chanel blouse and bag.


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On Chung: Topshop Unique Embroidered Mock Neck Jersey Sweater ($75) available in Burgundy and Leopard Print Miniskirt ($70); Chanel Milk Box Shaped Metallic Goatskin Minaudiere ($4800).


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On Chung: Chanel Wool And Mohair Tweed Jacket With Braided Trim And Jeweled Buttons ($8100).

Do you already have an outfit uniform? Let us know what it is in the comments below!

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