Happy Wednesday, ladies. Today I thought I would start a new series. On the first Wednesday of each month, I’ll share a style tip I think can help us all dress better that day, that month, and for the coming years. This month it’s about the way we pigeon hole our clothes and how to stop saving your good clothes for later.
Most of us sort our clothes based on lifestyle activities.
- Clothes for cleaning out the garage, gardening, painting, and generally stuff we wouldn’t want to answer the door wearing.
- Clothes for relaxing at home, popping out to the mailbox, and are not ashamed to be seen in.
- Outfits for running errands, grocery shopping, doctor visits and lunch with the girls.
- Date night clothes for dinner and a movie.
- Pulling out all the stops for the theater, ballet, a wedding or ceremony.
All too often women wear the same thing day in and day, never wear their nicer pieces.
Why do we save our best clothes?
- Shifting lifestyles can make your clothes seem out of place which changes how often we wear them.
- Our health changes so we wear more casual clothes.
- We’ve bought clothes for a lifestyle we don’t have.
- Most often- we are afraid to ruin them!
Whatever the reason, you need to shift everything down one level and start wearing your good stuff.
How to start wearing your good stuff
- Those clothes you save for dressy events? Style them more casually for a date night out. Wear your sequin cardigan over a pair of dark denim and casual flats. Toss on your little black dress with keds and a denim jacket. Your nicest black pants would look great with a simple tee and so on.
- Your date night clothing is easily dressed down for running errands and lunch with girlfriends. Who says you can’t wear a skirt or nice trousers to meet friends for lunch? That dress you wore to a baby shower looks perfect with flat sandals and a cotton cardigan.
- The stuff you reserve for hanging around the house you can allocate for gardening, cleaning out the garage, and heavy housework.
- Those clothes you don’t want to be seen dead wearing? Get rid of them. If they’re wearable at all, donate them but otherwise, tear for rags or otherwise render them unwearable.
How many of your favorite items are lingering in your closet that should be brought out to play?
All too often we save clothes for occasions that never come and they go out of style while we’re waiting. Don’t waste your money or squander the things that you love by letting them go unworn. Life’s too short to wear the second-best stuff so treat yourself well, and wear the best you own.
What have you been saving that needs to come out more often?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to only wear what makes you feel confident.