My wardrobe seems to go through a total morph about every five years. I purge ragged, ill fitting clothes that have served their purpose, but have to go. I try on items and see what fits and what evokes joy. (Yes, I’ve totally read Marie Kondo’s book.) For me, joy in an outfit is one that offers comfort and has me feeling confident. Cue my go-to grey top. I got this Dex top back at the very beginning of Spring. Now, here we are with Summer just around the corner, and this top had been work a gazillion times.
This outfit is a dressier take on jeans and a t-shirt. It takes the same amount of effort to wear something like this as it does to simply throw on a t-shirt (which I also do a lot). Having a wardrobe full of items I love has been a total game changer. At one point, in my twenties, I had 99 pairs of shoes. I mean, what?????? Did I wear them all? Nope! These were purchases I made to make me happy. Whenever I had a bad day, a bad week, or was going through a rough patch, I felt I deserved something new. The results were a lot of bad purchases and WAY too much stuff for one gal to wear.
I feel very fortunate to have one room in our house dedicated to being my closet. It is my happy place. Every piece of clothing I own is in there as well as all my cosmetics (and the vacuum cleaner). I have a vanity and chair in there, so I also use it as a quiet space to write or listen to podcasts. I also want to start using it as a space to do yoga at home. Having a space all my own, where I am surrounded by things I love, spurs on my creativity. Now, in a season of contentment in my life, my wardrobe reflects the woman I am today.
Classic with a bit of a flare.
Basic but always with some spice added in.
Comfortable yet feminine.
Simple, but not afraid to shine.
Safe with a few calculated risks thrown in.
What does your wardrobe say about you?