There’s no doubt about it, life is tough these days. Even and especially if you’re staying home every day. There’s a sameness that drags on which can sap the joy from the most positive among us. We’re told we need to keep busy, get things done and keep our spirits up. But the truth is, we can’t always do that.
I vacillate between weepy and frustrated many days with no rhyme or reason and find myself wishing, again, that this at-home exile will end. I pretty much dress the same as I always did (except footwear), which goes a long way toward making life feel normal. But I need more.
Then I read a comment from a reader that struck a chord, reminding me of the power we have hanging in our closet! Deborah is digging deep into the back of her closet to unearth those clothes that she wore during happier times. Those pieces with history that hold happy memories.
It got me thinking about the women who may be dressing down each day because apathy has them wondering why they should bother to make an effort.
It can be very soothing to wear a garment that you wore during happier times. The skirt you wore to meet a girlfriend for lunch and a day of window shopping. That pretty sweater you wore for a casual date night. The kaftan you wore on a tropical holiday. And on and on…
Where are those well-loved pieces that you’ve put away to wear “when this is all over”? What could be hiding in the recesses of your closet?
Try taking a few out. Heck, toss on that scarf you bought in the museum during a fabulous trip that you’re afraid to wear because it might be ruined. There is no better time than the present to use your clothes and accessories to lift your spirits. Let your clothes work for you. Give them the chance to make you feel uplifted.
What’s languishing in your closet that should come out to be worn?
Wear what makes you feel good about yourself. I’m bringing mine out because, why not?