Could you wear the same outfit to work every single day? Would you want to?
Meet Matilda Kahl, an accomplished NYC art director who wears the same ‘uniform’ to work every single day. Yup, about 3 years ago, Matilda had one of those typical Monday mornings when nothing she put on fit just right. Finally she settled on something, but when she hit the subway platform, she regretted it immediately!
By the time she arrived to the office, she felt uncomfortable and paralyzed by the fact that she was not only late and unprepared, but also because she realized her sweater was inside out. After that dreadful meeting, she came to the conclusion that she had enough of those unnecessary panic-filled mornings. There and then she decided she needed a change and find a solution to simplify her morning struggles.
So here is what she did: she came up with the idea of a work uniform wardrobe that consists of 15 silk white shirts, a blazer, a jacket for cooler months and a few pairs of black trousers. She also incorporated a handful of personal details including a custom-made black leather rosette for her neck.
What she said really stuck with me:
"The thought of reclaiming the driver's seat can feel overwhelming, but even small changes can make a huge difference. The simple choice of wearing a work uniform has saved me countless wasted hours thinking, "what the hell am I going to wear today?" And in fact, these black trousers and white blouses have become an important daily reminder that frankly, I'm in control. Today, I not only feel great about what I wear, I don't think about what I wear."
In a world where most people try to express their personality in their individual style, it's refreshing to see someone who is able to say it's too much and takes a simpler path!
As for me, I love this idea. You? I'd love to know your thoughts.
P.S: Minimalism and spring reboot.
P.P.S: How to have a great life full of simple pleasures.
(via Harpers Bazaar. All photos by Matilda)