For Me Only
I hate the assumption that one would choose clothes for others. I know many do…I don’t.
Why is that even still a thing? It’s stuck in my craw.
Whatever I put on…it’s what I was in the mood for and it sums up exactly what I’m feeling and/or wish to communicate.
Dress for the job you want is the old adage…I dress for what I want in general…clothes are armor…tools…a means to a predefined end.
Style is a heroines tool! Dress well and make things happen.
If I think rightly about them…I buy what I need – no more or less…strategy…consistently applied.
I need a cohesive plan…each year…perhaps a guiding vision…but pretty things are everywhere…I’ll deal with the budget aspect later…plan and then count the cost.
11 random things about style that I currently ponder:
- My style explains or indicates things.
- In ‘a mood’= comfort.
- Around annoying people = dress well
- Joyous = extra.
- Cold = cozy…I hate being cold
- A quick way to tick me off is to attempt to micromanage what I wear.
- One of the quickest.
- I am NOT the one.
- I’m focusing on adaptations that make modesty easier…which means dressing for:
- my size
- my shape
- how I move
- Shoes must be:
- I always think I avoid colors and prints…but I don’t.
- they add interest
- I get bored rapidly without interest
- I tend to buy the same shapes…especially with dresses and shoes…in many of the same colors
- I’ve enough black but still find new black dresses tempting.
- I’ve enough jeggings, but there is just something about a new pair.
- Pointy toe pumps…so redundant in my closet
- Swing dresses, shifts and sheaths…all faves!
- I like bold and/or edgy pops but I do gravitate towards the minimal.
- bold bags
- pretty footwear
- statement necklaces
- hair extensions
- solid tasteful colors [neon could only be tolerated in severe moderation]
- Accessories are my game changers – outfit modifiers that prevent boredom and stagnation.
- hair things
- It’s most cost affective to have less clothing and more modifiers.
- less clutter
- less waste
- less standing around trying to figure out what to wear
- stewardship is important
- I don’t want to look like a cliché frumpy mom.
- sorry, not sorry…
- classy but stylish
- I prefer fit-gear outfits that are coordinated. I can’t focus if I hate what I see in the mirror…silly but true.
- Old Navy High Rise Compression – all black
- Victoria’s Secret Knockout High Rise – all black
- some color but only as would complete an outfit
- coordinating shoes if possible
Failure to Plan is to Plan Failure
When is there ever a time when looking one’s best isn’t needful or useful?
First impressions are manageable.
For me, the only framework/restriction/boundary is the balance of modesty, style and appropriateness.
So what is my plan and vision? TBD…soon!