This week I was talking to a few friends about the clothes they like to wear most.
All of them, myself included, felt that the clothes we liked to wear best were comfortable clothes. Whether they are dressy or casual, comfort seems to be the first thing we look for when we go to get dressed in the morning. The interesting thing is that it’s not the first thing you might look for when you are buying a garment. When you are in a shop, you tend to go for what catches your eye and is in fashion.
Another interesting thing I have observed is when women put on a dress and say “It will look lovely when I have a tan and heels and my hair done and when I have lost a stone!” That’s not the dress to buy. If it is dependent on all those factors to look good then don’t buy it. I promise you, you will never wear it. Maybe, thinking a pair of heels will be needed is alright because let’s face it we don’t go around in our killer heels all day, and most glamorous dresses do require heels. It’s the fact that we are imagining an almost different person that’s the problem. I’m all for buying clothes for who you really are – if you are someone who rarely gets out of your jeans then what’s the point in buying loads of dresses and skirts? Buy well-fitting quality jeans and fabulous tops to go with them, good boots in winter and pretty pumps and sandals in spring/summer. Wear what you love and spend your money on what you will wear most of the time. If you are a dress woman, then buy dresses with sleeves and the neckline that suits you most. Team them with boots in winter and good shoes for autumn and spring. There are so many lovely sandals for summer, your dresses will look great. Invest in some nice cashmere knits to go with your dresses and feel the luxury.
I read somewhere recently that children who wear comfortable clothes are happier – I think the same goes for grown-ups.