Non-original Uniform

In honor of C.’s interest in giving up on individuality, I want to do a little leg work for those of us who just want to look like every hip housewife with a gluten intolerance.

First of all, if you have a lot of money you can just copy women by shopping where they shop. Here is a seasonally confused outfit from the most important purveyor of that “easy” look that you can only afford if you also can afford a townhouse in Park Slope: Bird.


Secondly, you can start to break down the logic of this look. It is really based on a few key brands.

1. Rachel Comey–the designer who has made shapeless sacks and low heeled booties so appealing.


2. Helmut Lang–This is kind of a throwback to the 90s and early 2000’s, but drapey t-shirts never really went out of style.


Or you can focus on key pieces:

Ankle boots–Rachel Comey, Rag and Bone, or Acne. Or of course there is the vast range of knock offs for normalo’s: Dolce Vita, Jeffrey Campbell, Madewell.


It is important, however, to understand that this lady looks like this not because of her ankle booties but because she is wispy size 2.


Then you get yourself a high quality top from Steven Alan, that says “I was so busy getting the kids to Waldorf playgroup that I just threw on this stripey t-shirt” (or for us poor people: Everlane).


Then you also buy that staple of Greenpoint fashion for the days that your Rachel Comey ankle boots are boring you: the No.6 clogs (in winter and summer versions)

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And pair it all with some high-waisted skinny jeans and a cocoon bright coat (wear this coat in the summer to achieve maximal seasonal confusion/street style points):


No foundation, maybe mascara, pair with matte red lip (can only be achieved with Nars Dragon girl or MAC Russian Red). Unfortunately this look requires PERFECT skin, so make your plans accordingly.


See, it is just a formula. We can do it!

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