This is Day 133 of the Green in 365 series!
Since we’re talking about our Bedrooms this month, one of the main things that we do in our bedrooms is get dressed. We store our clothing, shoes and accessories in our closets and dressers, and we choose the clothes that we will put on to present ourselves to the world every day.
Most people would admit that they have way more clothes in their closet then they actually wear on a regular basis, or even need. I know this is true for me! Especially with the changes that my body has gone through over the past 6 years of three pregnancies, post-partum, breastfeeding, losing the baby weight, holding onto the baby weight, etc.
Greening our closets means simplifying the clothes that we have, while also building a wardrobe of clothes we will actually wear, that flatter our bodies, and we can feel good about ourselves in.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not very good at the whole flattering wardrobe thing, though. There are a few things that hold me back, maybe you can relate to one or more of these.
1. I’m not naturally good at it.
You know those people who are naturally well put together and well-dressed on a regular basis? They look cute and nice without being overly trendy? It seems like it’s just in their genes, or jeans, and it’s not something that I am naturally gifted at.
2. I lack time to shop.
With three little ones, working from home, and other life responsibilities, I just don’t have a ton of time to spend searching for that perfect fitting pair of jeans, or the thrifted outfit that looks like it jumped right out of Pinterest. Builiding a wardrobe takes time, which is something I don’t have much extra of.
3. Our budget is tight.
We don’t have a lot of extra money for me to go shopping with and spend on clothes. I went to the mall on Sunday with my sister for some Mother’s Day away time, and I was shocked at how expensive clothing is now. (Clearly I haven’t been shopping at the mall in a LONG time!) And when we do have extra money, I’m very reluctant to spend it on myself. There’s always something else that seems more important than buying clothes for myself.
I’m sure there are lots of other obstacles that many of you face, there are others for me too, but these are the three biggest ones. But, I still believe that it is possible, and even important, to curate a closet of clothing that helps you to look and feel your best, while also being eco-conscious and budget friendly. We’ll be talking more about how we can do that the rest of this week.
But today, I want to ask you, what are the main obstacles you face in building a wardrobe that works for you?
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