And practical’s to help us if we’re feeling stuck.
You should wear your clothes and they not wear you. If you are constantly tugging, straightening, or pulling at your clothes…they are wearing you and this may cause some of us to opt-out of the style game and reach for the default sneaker, jean, and tee combination when getting dressed. This combo can be stylish (I’m not a hater) if it’s thoughtfully put together, but why are willing to give up style for comfort? Here are three reason, certainly not exhaustive, why we make the comfort for style choice and some practical’s to help us if we’re feeling stuck.
We are in a hurry.
Let’s face it, we are all extremely busy and things don’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon. We are constantly navigating our work/life balance and our focus on self-care can get squeezed out. If you want to get ahead of the time constraints with your style try selecting 3-5 basics from your wardrobe and build around them for the week. If you have a great black pant,—a shameless plug for our Ponte pant, you’ve got several outfits already. Simply change out your top on a rotating basis and you’ve got 2-3 outfits for that week.
We don’t think we know what pairs well.
I’m sure we all know someone who seems to effortlessly look good in whatever they wear and we tell ourselves we just aren’t that creative. Believe it or not you have more going for you than you realize. You know what you like and have an idea about the colors and styles that work best for you, so start there. If you are apprehensive ask someone whose style you admire for their input on your choices and then go for it.
We think it costs too much.
We live in a fashion-super-highway age. From red carpet looks to what’s gracing the covers of our favorite magazines we look at these styles and wonder if we can afford them. Yes, you can…okay maybe not the entire outfit but maybe you splurge on that stunning blazer. It may cost a little more but if it’s a timeless piece it’s an investment that will stand the test of time.
When it comes to sacrificing style for comfort when getting dressed remember that the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. If you plan, get input, invest in timeless pieces and choose well we can have both.