We’ve all heard the saying that having a personal uniform has its benefits for productivity. It lessens decision fatigue and creates a streamlined, signature look. Steve Jobs had his iconic Issey Miyake turtlenecks and Levi’s 501 jeans, while Mark Zuckerberg has his gray shirts shot out of a cannon in his closet. Even I wrote about creating a personal uniform for this section some time ago.
But that’s for the everyday stuff. What if you’ve got some extra time in the morning and are (in the famous words of Google), feeling lucky? Some days just require a little more fun than a totally normcore outfit. For these days, try spicing things up with some color. But how, since you’re already so used to mindlessly picking up the same black tee from your cabinet day in, day out? (I may be talking to myself here.)
Well, today is your — and mine too, I guess — lucky day. Recently, Uniqlo unveiled the new collection of its U line, known for its bold colors and distinct silhouettes. Designed by Cristophe Lemaire and his team in the brand’s Paris R&D center, the U line has become a favorite among colorful and monochromatic fashionistas alike. And to help ease in the hue-phobic folks into trying out some of these looks (again, talking to myself here), Uniqlo invited stylists Bea Constantino and Rex Atienza to give out some sage style tips.