Why what you wear is important
A little while ago I watched a nice episode of a reality TV series on Netflix called Queer Eye. It's an award winning show. It consists of five style experts (who happen to be gay) who go around transforming lives, forging relationships with people who have completely different beliefs from them. It was all about helping people to be the best they can be---transforming them from inside, helping them get a makeover for themselves, for their homes, for their life itself.
Click HERE for a trailer which tells you more about the show.
Coincidentally, this morning I also got featured on a fashion blog.
You can click HERE to read the above piece. I have elaborated on about what my personal style means to me and have described in detail how I like to dress.
I believe it is extremely important to dress well.
Do watch the above Ted x talk by Stasia Savasuk. It is inspiring and I completely agree with what Stasia says.
When you dress well, you feel confident. Dressing well isn't about wearing the most expensive designer label. It is about finding out what works for you, and choosing clothes according to your own unique personality. It is putting together, various elements that express YOU.
When you dress well, you are also caring for yourself. Sometimes, when we get busy with life, when we become mothers, or when we are so busy chasing our dream (maybe preparing for an exam or interview) we neglect that self care. Sometimes, there really is 'no occasion' to dress up. Sometimes we have been so busy with other happenings that our wardrobes are stuffed and messy and we end up wearing whatever is on top, over and over.
I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo and when I read her book (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) a couple of years ago, it really did transform the way I organised everything in my home. Now, ever so often I spring-clean my wardrobe, and give away stuff I no longer wear.
For me, my job consists of working long hours by myself. So I don't have to really bother how I dress, as I am all by myself. My work is such. But when I dress well, my mood is instantly elevated. It doesn't matter whether the world sees it or not. When I look into the mirror, I should like what I see! I also walk my dog 2-3 times a day, and so I am often in shorts and a t shirt. But I ensure that they are ones that are stylish, comfortable and make me feel op top of the world! I have noticed that dressing well can be an instant mood elevator.
I think age also has something to do with it. I am 47 now, and very confident in the way I dress, the way I carry myself, my general outlook and what I want from life. I do not think I was this confident when I was younger. I am in a happy place now----and for that I am grateful.
As always I look forward to your thoughts on this.
Till tomorrow, may your sartorial choices bring you joy! :)
ps: I am very happy today. TWO books of mine came in today's Nielsen chart of highest selling titles in the country.
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