Decide what you want to wear, what makes you feel great TODAY – then decide where and what you will do (within reason – don’t wear a torn sweatshirt to your best friend’s wedding!)
With all the self-help books out there, it is amazing the transformation that can come from not reading and simply getting dressed. I am not belittling the power of these books – I have read almost all of them. (sidebar: I am on a constant I can be, do, live better quest – but that’s another topic).
When you put on a piece of clothing that makes you smile, that fits you well, that becomes either your armor or your second skin, your attitude changes. This is not like the change from getting in great shape or getting a facelift; this is a little light that shines from inside because who you are is represented externally. Who you are – maybe who you are in a deep spiritual way or just who you are in this moment – is how you will present yourself for the day.
So if you are sick of wearing workout clothes around town, because you are not at heart an athlete – nor do you aspire to be one – then put on that fun skirt in zany lime green and pair it with your favorite, fits just right white t-shirt. Because you love basketball, slide your tootsies into a pair of converse and adorn your ears with tassels – because you are a girlie girl after all – and go ANYWHERE.
On the other hand, if you are feeling like a classical lady, pull out your most conservative denim, pair it with a striped oxford and your grandmother’s cashmere sweater. IF you are also a die-hard rock band fan, add metal spike earrings and slick black shoes. Shazam!– you are you and can present yourself anywhere.
Bottom line, wear YOU, wear what you want and love what you wear.
You know the drill, your kids are sick, they get you sick and your husband is out of town. Now you have to pick up the kids from school and go to a meeting. How to pull it off?....With three key pieces.....
A-dressier hoodie or varsity jacket, or if you're feeling frisky a leather bomber
B-a flat over the knee boot or dressy sneakers (depending on your destination)
C -a simple knit shift dress; it can be A-line or straight, whichever is more flattering
A+B+C= ready to go
For extra credit add:
D-a statement necklace or three layers of simple necklaces in different lengths
A+B+C+D= ready to go plus