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What is an archetypal outfit for you that you could have happily worn at any point in your life?

I am thinking really hard about this one, and I’d say it would probably be a long-sleeved v-neck t-shirt over a tank top and jeans.

Something like this:

Maybe more recently, I would have gone more for navy blue and white stripes, but in the past, it would have been solid colours, and my jeans nowadays are 300X more expensive than what I could afford as a kid, and I know that high-rise, super soft, dark rinse jeans are my jam.

I like this archetypal outfit the best because it is comfortable, great for Fridays at the office, the weekend, and can be de-layered as I get warmer by just removing the long-sleeved top.

It’s also easy to accessorize with earrings, rings or necklaces, the colours that I choose for the top or the accessories say a lot about my mood that day, plus I can wear it with knee-high boots, sandals, heels, flats, or booties, all of which I own.

Or just left well enough alone and a watch is all I need like in the outfit above.


The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey


  • Monica

    This is one of my main uniforms throughout the year, adding a chunky cardigan on top in the winter. I also love a good dress, and can wear it in all seasons with the additional of tights and boots and cardigan for winter, or by itself in summertime with flats or sandals.

  • Elle

    I’m the same outfit. Actually I’m wearing a similar outfit now – Olive green and white striped long-sleeved boat neck t-shirt over a tank top and slacks (jeans on Friday or the weekend). I completely agree that it’s a perfect outfit for all seasons. I tweak mine with shoes, jewelry, stripe size and pant style (crop, cargo, ankle, dressy, denim). Round or boat neck for the office and v neck on the weekend.

  • Tania

    Black dress. Although the shape, style and fabric have changed over the years.

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