As I have gotten older I’ve realized that less is more. It really is. To be frank…sometimes having too much isn’t good. I have too many clothes… it is overwhelming picking out an outfit. It’s always “I don’t know what to wear” or ” I have nothing to wear” when in reality I have a closet overflowing with clothes. When I was growing up, I went to a private school so my wardrobe was very limited…all I had in my closet was my uniform…a couple of hand me down uniforms from my brother and then a couple of regular clothes which were also hand me downs from my cousins.
It was simple and easy. Such simpler times. Unfortunately I grew up and well my wardrobe got bigger…. I was a cross country and track & field athlete sooo I ended up with lots of running clothes…….I started to work…..sooo I ended up with business-casual clothes…..followed by going to weddings…..I ended up with a bunch of maxi dresses. Soooo next thing you know….I have a closet overflowing with clothes. Some worn once others are clearly loved and ones that have never been touched.
There are times when I actually miss having a uniform. It made my life easier. I didn’t have to prepare the night before…picking out my outfit. I already knew what I had to wear. Now I spend hours trying to decide what to wear…..don’t get me wrong it’s totally fun! but it’s also totally not. When I’m short on time and I can’t decide what to wear….it’s harder.
Not only that but fashion changes constantly……some clothes are in fashion and then with a blink of an eye they are no longer in style and next thing you know you are Poshmarking it.
It’s hard sometimes….some things haven’t changed. I still get hand me downs from my cousins but I now get hand me downs from friends as well….so that doesn’t help with picking out outfits. I have become attached to some clothing which is bad. I mean it makes sense getting attached to a prom dress ( in a sense ) but it doesn’t make sense getting super attached to all your dresses, especially ones that were never worn.
Hopefully I can get back to having less because it does make things simpler. It does make things easier and honestly it would be nice not having to wash so much! It not only saves money but also time folding clothes.
So here’s to less is more…….hopefully by the end of the year….I have that.