Friday, 1 July 2011

FBFF - Uniforms and Outfit Formulas

Todays FBFF topic is uniforms and outfit formulas. Vahni from Grit and Glamour has a post several weeks ago in which she outlined her personal uniform or outfit formula as she dubbed it.

1. What’s your go-to outfit formula?

I'm not sure I really have a go to outfit formula, I try and dress differently each day. But I tend to wear a lot of dresses which are usually a line or shift dresses. I also tend to wear short cropped cardigans and jackets. I almost always add accessories including jewellery, scarves and hair decorations. I usually have a neutral coloured handbag as it goes with everything. I suppose the most worn outfit I have is a little black mini shift dress which I wear with leggings, it can be accessorised in so many different ways. I usually try and cram as much colour and pattern as possible into my outfits but if I am wearing something plain or neutral I try and wear a statement accessory.

2. How did you come about this formula?

I just like wearing dresses, I have so many of them, I decided I should start getting a little more wear out of them. Cropped jackets suit me because I am quite short, they sort of trick the eye into thinking I have a longer body.

3. Do you have different formulas for different occasions in your life?

Yes situations when I do need to be practical I tend to wear leggings and ballet pumps with my dresses. For smarter occasions I wear tailored jackets and heels, for parties cropped cardigans plus heels and clutch bags.

4. Has it morphed over the years?

Yes I used to wear a  lot of jeans for day to day wear. I hardly ever wear jeans these days. Perhaps this is because I work from home so don't really separate my work and causal outfits, I just wear what I want everyday. Also the children are getting a little older so my outfits don't need to be as practical as when they were babies. The blog has also affected how I dress as I explained in last weeks Friend Friday post on blogging and personal style.

5. Which other blogger’s outfit formula would you like to swipe?

Definitely Susie from Style Bubble - Surely she doesn't have a formula though!

You can read more posts over at Modly Chic.

Do you have a uniform of outfit formula.?
With warmest wishes

Ceri X


emilija said...


You've got a cute blog, maybe you'd like to follow each other?

the nyanzi report said...

i'm loving the insight .

For Those About To Shop said...

Well you know I love your formula because I mentioned you as the blogger whose formula I love! Keep going!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Agree with you, I don't think Susie has a formula, most of it looks chucked on but it works on her!

LyddieGal said...

You can't go wrong with a great dress and a jacket - its definitely a formula that works!

Chic on the Cheap

Petra said...


Had not thought in it that way, but now I realize my formula is: At least one colorful item.

Take care!

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love getting more wear out of my clothing as well. It's just clever! :)

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-I just love jeans and jackets together and in summer I really try to wear dresses as much as possible. I got out the scissors for my latest outfit post, how did you get on with the pieces you wanted to re-style?

Style Eyes said...

Hi MyStyle, popping over to check out your post now! I unfortunately only managed to do one of my planned DIY's on the weekend. I hope to wear and photograph it on Sunday and finish the others sometime this week.

Winnie said...

The flower in your hair looks so pretty! The blazer is really nice too. I think my formula is usually belts and skirts that flare out a little bit. I think I have quite broad shoulders, so I like wearing skater skirts to balance things out.