In a certain sense, the fashion industry's entire existence is rooted in variety; if we all just wore the same thing every day, there would be no point in investing so much precious money in things like shoes, bags, and jewellery. But Harper's Bazaar discovered a woman who goes against the sartorial grain in a major way: She wore the exact same outfit every day for three years straight.
Matilda Kahl, an art director at creative advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, penned an essay about her journey, which started on a stressful morning she experienced while trying to figure out what to wear--a struggle that made her late for an important meeting.
"I have no clue how the idea of a work uniform came to me, but soon, the solution to my woes came in the form of 15 silk white shirts and a few black trousers," Kahl writes. "During the colder months, I top my look off with a black blazer. I shopped all the pieces in one day. It burned a hole in my wallet to say the least, but in the long run, it has saved me—and will continue to save me—more money than I could imagine."
Wow. We have to give Kahl props for this, because we're not sure we possess the self-control required to not shop for new pieces to add to our work wardrobes. ?(Proof: We write about it, and think about it, endlessly.) Check out Matilda's work uniform above!
Check out Miranda's daily look below, then keep scrolling to shop pieces inspired by Matilda Kahl's gutsy move!