Basics. Staples. The ubiquitous style uniform. Many women hear these words and think sameness. A lack of individual essence. Many fashion magazines reinforce this, featuring product roundups with little or no distinction. And many of us accept it, this ease of repetition, in exchange for our imagination and experimentation. Or personal reinvention and discovery.
There is something to be said for knowing yourself and your style preferences. Perhaps despite season or trend, you desire tailored jackets. Or you might be known among friends for eye-catching adornments that set your otherwise simple ensemble apart. When a much-loved object or silhouette becomes part of your uniform, it is of course easier to get dressed, to hone your style and, yes, to shop.
But what is the middle ground, between thoughtful repetition of iconic, personal pieces and mindless dressing? The designers at Idun embrace this reinvention of uniform. And it carries a lot of weight with us, mostly because it can be done on a timeline that fits anyone’s preference.
Small reinventions, with an eye toward our personal style — both current and aspirational — and added to our daily staples can take many forms. A simple white button-up with an interesting, rounded hem. Or a well-made pair of jeans with eye-catching closures. It’s the elevation of a simple design, without sacrificing comfort, longevity or wearability.
We have selected a handful of pieces from the shop that fit this definition for you to review. We encourage you to consider them, ask us questions, and become curious about how one or all could be incorporated into the foundation of your wardrobe.
We believe it’s smaller reinventions like these that are most influential in one’s daily life and we look forward to sharing more opportunities to grow, reinvent and transform the way we all think about timeless, effortless style from season to season in posts ahead.