As a fashion journalist, and all-around clotheshorse, it’s impossible for me to look at the people I work around and not reimagine them in another version of what they might be wearing if I wore their garments myself. After all inspiration can come from anywhere, and even if I don’t care for the look,
I try not to let it limit my imagination. Currently, I’m working at a school that requires unisex uniforms for the students-a school shirt and dark pants. So far I’ve seen it worn with a hoodie, jeans etc. in the way it’s meant to be worn, which doesn’t make it very exciting.
If I had to wear it, and wanted to express my individuality, I’d take a trip to the thrift store, buy a pair of wide-leg men’s Levi’s, black dress pants and Dickies then pair it with lace up oxfords, or loafers argyle socks and a cardigan sweater or blazer.
To further accessorize, I’d either wear a beret or bucket hat if I were a girl and a baseball or newsboy peaked cap if I were a boy.
I don’t know if this observation will ever change my mind about uniforms but this daily exposure does help me see how they can still be part of the fashion game if tweaked in the right way.