Don’t let the smile fool you. I don’t love this outfit. But instead of scrapping this post, I realized it sent me down a line of thinking that I should share here on the blog.
Sometimes I wear things because I feel like I ‘should.’ I don’t mean in the sense that I should for the blog, but more like I should in my daily life for reasons like: ‘variety’s sake.’ I’ve donned dresses and skirts a fair amount over the winter, but I really have to push myself to do it. And most of the time it’s to assuage some vague feeling of obligation. Like I should be wearing my skirts and dresses more because they’re just collecting dust in my closet all winter.
But maybe that’s a faulty line of thinking. Perhaps it’s better to stick with what I love and wear pants to my heart’s content all winter. When do we say ‘yes’ to pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones? And when do we say ‘no’?
I realize I said that dresses and tights were part of my winter uniform, but I am starting to wonder if that was more wishful thinking.
Overall I’d rate this look a B. I think the green tights are fun, and bring a subtle variety to the color palette. But would I reach for this outfit for an important day event? Probably not. Would I be quick to pack the outfit if I was headed out of town? Not so much. I love the pieces, especially this skirt, it’s a favorite of mine in the summer. But something isn’t quite working for me.
Do you wear things because you feel like you ‘should?’ Where do we draw the line on what we wear because we feel like we ‘should?’