I think it’s obvious I’m no style blogger.
But I am on a mission. I want all of my life to be illuminated by Jesus, and can I tell you that particular prayer has manifested itself in all sorts of crazy and unexpected ways.
One of those has been this: Adopting a seasonal uniform.
Have you heard of this? I’m sure you have, because I’m always a little late to the party!
It’s basically picking a silhouette and sticking to it on a (mostly) everyday basis because heaven knows we have enough decisions to make without having to make a great outfit happen everyday.
At least, that’s how I got here. For a couple of years now, I’ve been writing more often, homeschooling my kids, and leading ministries. I love all of those jobs, but the hard cold reality is, if I want to give my best self to the work that I feel called to, I’m gonna have to eliminate some things.
Simplifying isn’t about having less, it’s about having more of what matters. More time in the morning to study, pray, and write. More opportunities we can jump on because mom is dressed and feels good about leaving the house. More mental space to focus on the profound ways God is working instead of trying to come up with a perfect outfit.
My closet is pared down to about thirty pieces per season (many of them crossover), but I’ve resisted going for a uniform because the time I needed it the most was in the fall and winter and I didn’t want to do that because it would have to involve jeans. If you have been around me for any amount of time, you know that I HATE jeans.
Enter, linen joggers.
They feel pulled together enough that they almost look like slacks, but they don’t feel like leg prison. (I’m looking at you jeans.) I can throw them on with a t-shirt or a relaxed button down, my little jewelry capsule, and then either some slip on tennis shoes or heels and this little uniform can run the entire gamut of my life, from Sunday morning to Tuesday night.
So, I want to know what you think. Would you uniform? If so what would yours look like?