further thoughts about clothes (really boring unless you like clothes)
I would include photos but I’m lazy. Maybe next time.
So you know how earlier in the year I was all “all neutrals, all the time”? I have to say: I am getting SO BORED with this.
So. Bored. This plan isn’t working.
I guess I expect myself to hold onto a certain fashion (I say “fashion” with tongue planted firmly in cheek) aesthetic for a few years at least, because who has the money to change everything every year or so, right? But this can’t go on.
Also, I am getting really tired of wearing office clothes. So. Some thoughts. Stick with me here. (you don’t really have to, you can stop reading right now if you want, I don’t mind)
My office dress code falls somewhere in the middle of corporate-y. You could wear a pair of black pants, a decent shirt and a cardigan year-round and be just fine (in fact, I usually do). Jeans on Friday (and sometimes dark jeans are fine the rest of the week), nobody wears suits except the CEO (sometimes). I sometimes think I could wear the same outfit four days in a row and no one would notice.
Which brings me to my next point: shoes. I had to get rid of all of my shoes a year or two ago. I’ve been slow in rebuilding my shoe selection because I don’t have very much room for shoes, frankly. But I have decided that I need more than one pair of flats, and I need a pair of shoes that I can wear socks with in winter. I have fabulous boots, but nothing that really goes with regular pants.
Which brings me to my other point: pants. About four years ago (maybe more!) I bought about seven pairs of work pants from The Gap. They are the perfect work pant. They fit perfectly, I got them in two lengths (for flats and heels), in a few different colors, and figured I would be set for the next 10 years. And they are still great. The only problem is that I’m totally bored with corporate work pants. All I want to do is wear jeans. Or skirts and tights.
So, to my final point: I think I need to figure out how to wear jeans or tights and skirts/dresses this winter and leave the work pants in the closet for a season. I’m thinking dark jeans. I have a pair of black jeans-styled pants made out of something twill-like, and I like those too. So, jeans and whatever you call casual jeans-like pants which are not jeans. And a couple more skirts and/or a dress.
The *other* other point is that I want to simultaneously have more fun with my clothes AND feel like I’m wearing pajamas most of the time.
So everything must be soft.
That’s my plan. Non-worky clothes which are soft like PJs and which are slightly more fun/colorful than what I have now, but which require almost no effort on my part (like jeans).
I wonder how one builds a wardrobe like this with zero budget? 🙂
(hello, thrift shops and H&M!) (also, my mother is supposed to come visit in a couple of weeks and I *know* she will help me with this dilemma, right, mom?)