Every wardrobe advice writer in the world will remind you that you should try on ALL of your clothes on a regular basis. It seems obvious – your body changes, the clothes can change, and the way your body feels in the clothes (an elusive concept, but you know what I mean) can change more than anything. But I, in a moment of reckless confidence, decided that I could just roll with last summer’s clothes -it was only a few months ago – without trying things on.
AND… my striped tee shirt is terrible. It just feels short and tight and awkward – I will never wear it…
Okay, so this isn’t a tragic problem. I donated the offending tee shirt, and I found a wonderful replacement at Eileen Fisher which I’m going to love wearing.
But what if I’d realized my error when I was out of town? When I was getting dressed for a meeting? or a date? or something important? Scurrying around trying on multiple outfits is not elegant, and it gets your day off to a frazzled start that doesn’t bode well for your serenity through the rest of the day.
So just try things on, okay? Every few months or so. Just to be sure. Best case: you get to try on clothes that fit you perfectly, and that you love. Worst case: you realize that something needs to be donated, and you start planning for a replacement.