If there’s one factor that keeps me from wearing the clothes I have, it would be COMFORT!
It seems so obvious, but I think we can all get caught in this cycle of buying things that are too itchy, or too stiff, or too dressed up etc., because we just like the style of the thing or talk ourselves into purchasing it because of price, but in the reality of our lives we don’t feel comfortable in it.
Do you relate?
I really can’t think of a time where I was ever glad that I bought something that was uncomfortable, because I always end up wearing it once or twice and then passing it on, which immediately makes me feel some amount of guilt for not being a good steward of the things I am purchasing.
Side note: I have been working at being less hard on myself in general in life, and what that means in my wardrobe is being okay with making mistakes sometimes, and purchasing things that didn’t pan out as I’d hoped. And of course, being okay with the times where you really can’t find THE perfect thing that you had hoped for when going on vacation or for an event and don’t own anything in your wardrobe that will really do the trick.
So there’s a time and place for inexpensive or slightly uncomfortable when life happens, and we can all take a giant breath and be gracious with ourselves (talking big time to myself here).
But, there is something to be said for not making these habits a lifestyle, and that’s the main thing I’m getting at! You with me?
My choices have become better when I take a moment to reflect on these things I’m passing on before simply buying new things, which is a big reason why I created the TRIMM CHALLENGE! You can read more about that here.
In the challenge, I identified once again that most of the items I passed on I didn’t like because of some sort of discomfort.
All of the denim I let go was for that very reason!
I love the look of the vintage denim I owned. That perfect straight leg high rise that hits you in just the right place. But for some reason, these days I just can’t get comfortable in them in the waist area which means I just don’t wear them.
So here’s what I decided:
- To pass on my rigid denim.
- To pass on purchasing rigid denim in the future.
- Start the hunt for a comfortable denim that still gives me that vintage feel I love so dearly!
Thankfully, I found the winning solution in Everlane’s new line of denim that dropped a few months ago called “Authentic Stretch Denim.” They have them in skinny jeans as well, but for my first pair, I tried the washed black cigarette jean.
I will be reviewing the denim and sharing some fun styling tips on this outfit in my next post!
But for now… tell me, do you find yourself in the habit of buying things that make you uncomfortable? Do you take time to reflect on what those items are? What do you do to avoid buying things that you won’t wear because of comfort?
I don’t know about you but I’ve learned time and time again that comfort is king when it comes to style because the amount of comfort we experience in what we wear can dictate how we feel and how we act as a result!
So much love,