I have an uneasy relationship with clothes and style: I don’t really care about fashion and I don’t enjoy shopping, but I do like to look nice. I like the confidence that can come from wearing a well put-together outfit–I just can’t be bothered to put one together! Keeping up with fashion feels expensive and futile and energy-draining, but on the flip side, it can feel so good to wear something that looks great and reflects personal style.
In this blog I’m intentionally not focusing on clothes and fashion, as there are already so many bloggers who do it much, much better than I ever could or would want to; but, I do want to gently explore the idea of personal style and dressing for confidence. I’m also curious to explore the role of clothing in a thoughtful life: is fashion always frivolous? What role does wardrobe play in a thoughtful, happy life? How can clothing complement, rather than detract from, a thoughtful life?
I’ve always wondered if clothing subscription services, like Stitch Fix or Trunk Club, could be a reasonable answer for me, but I’ve been either pregnant or living outside of the US since they came on the scene. I’d love to hear feedback from someone who has joined a clothing subscription service, whether you liked it or not. Please share!
Am I alone in this? Is there anyone else out there who feels this dissonance, or something similar? I’d love to hear!