In the past couple of years, I’ve heard so many of my friends enthusiastically consider uniform dressing, a wardrobe concept that embraces minimalism in an attempt to make it easier to get dressed in the morning. Personally, my fundamental need to express myself creatively through my appearance is too overwhelming to commit to a minimalist aesthetic, but I respect their desire to minimize the number of decisions they have to make on a daily basis.
As we’ve cycled (and recycled) through trends, a delightful collision of athleisure and 1990s/2000s trends has created an abundance of creative suiting options, no matter if you’re headed to the office, the weekend, the gym, or even a night out. After searching high & low, I’ve collected my favorite matching separates for every occasion in the gallery below.
2Lane Bryant Striped Soft Suit
I’ll never forget when my mom convinced me to buy a pinstripe pantsuit in high school. I wore it for every “event” because, frankly, it fit me very well, but I hated every minute of it. It felt like a costume and I suspect that it still would if I could fit into it. This soft suit feels modern, effortless, and when worn separately could easily translate to a more casual look.