One thing I disliked most about being in the orchestra group in middle school was the mandatory uniform that we had to wear during performances. I mean, it wasn't even a real uniform- we were just required to wear a white dress shirt over black pants/skirt. I really didn't think there was any way to make that look good. I tried finding conservatively unique shirts or adding jewelry, but it didn't really work. After I quit orchestra (I played the violin), I never wore a plain white blouse again.
Now all of a sudden, I want to flock to those plain pieces again. Sure, they're not paired with black pants, but there's nothing dorky about these looks. There's something really crisp and simple about these looks that hold professionalism in a chic refinement. It's a wonder what the addition of pockets, rolled sleeves, and shirt lengths can do.
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