Here's a time-capsule type of memory: my experience was the reverse. In Grade 10 (which marked the beginning of high school in Canada) I moved to a uniform, complete with hand-tied necktie. It was soooo easy.
Because before that, I remember spending an enormous amount of time choosing my outfit for the following day--trying on item after item, accepting and rejecting looks over and over again. My uniform was a capsule wardrobe, if you will: five easy pieces before Bob Rafelson TMed the concept. (Or maybe it was Donna Karan's seven easy pieces, also TMed. Note those iconic bodysuits, above. I had a couple.)
|One dress, many ways.|
No matter--the limited choice was, as noted above, easy.
Today I still follow that capsule concept: I have little clothing, but clothes I really like. Dresses are key, because they're easier than easy. But with the advent of high school and its style challenges? I may need another sort of capsule.