Fashion is NOT my area of love. I like it when I have clothes I like, but generally speaking, the entire act of shopping is one I find frustrating and I wish a clone could do it for me.
Being Fashionable, Being Comfortable
The real reason I hate shopping is that I’m in between sizes. Plus sized clothes are way too big on me, or too baggy in one or two major places, but quite often the “normal” size 14 or 16’s are too small for me. I don’t care much for the number attached to clothes – I own and wear clothes that are labelled everything from size 10 to 20. Literally. It’s stupid to care what that number says because it’s meaningless if I can be a size 10-20 and everything in between. I get that others may not be in that place to not care what the number says, but I think it’s something to strive for.
The other thing that bothers me is that I will find clothes I like, but they’re in a fabric I don’t like. Or vice versa. I found underwear in 2015 that I really like, but they’re a bit lycra-ey, so when it’s hot they’re a bit unpleasant to wear. Still, the shape of them is more comfortable than any cotton ones I’ve found in years. So it’s a trade off, always a trade off and never perfection. Or close to.
I’ve gone very uncool in the past 12 months. Nearly all my pants are soft, elastic waisted and have pockets. My dream. It’s basically like wearing PJs everywhere, which is my dream wardrobe. I like to pair them with a plain singlet – the type with a u neck and about 2 inch straps across the top – not those little spaghetti strap ones. For casual days I put on a wrap/cardigan when needed, and in winter I wear a block colour suit jacket with them.
It’s comfy, it’s fashionable and most importantly, it makes me happy. And when you feel happy, you look good.
How do you negotiate the jungle of fashion and comfort?