Why is wardrobe trauma so toxic? Besides creating all kinds of practical problems – tardiness, stress, and mess, to name a few – my wardrobe trauma is inherently toxic because it is my own fault. Nothing makes me grumpier than being mad at myself.
Wardrobe trauma: trying on and rejecting multiple outfits in the process of getting dressed, especially for an event. Worst when the final selection is a compromise.
This weekend I had a minor episode of wardrobe trauma. Fortunately, I ended up on time to my event, feeling dressed as myself. But not without stress. I had planned to try on my clothes yesterday and just never got around to it; hence, the being mad at myself.
There has to be an easier way.
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I have started the practice of keeping a biffer bag in my closet. Every time I wear something and decide it just isn’t me, into the biffer bag it goes. My “a-ha!” today:
Every item rejected during a flurry of wardrobe trauma should be reconsidered altogether!
I realized that the
first second garment I decided against has probably seen more wear in my dressing room than out of it. I love it, but it just doesn’t work for my body type, at least not in the time of year that I want to wear it. In hopes of not repeating this scenario, it is going into the bag. After all, I was able to get dressed without it.
More “thinking out loud” to come on overcoming wardrobe trauma. In the meantime, what strategies help you?