See this dress?
This plain, non descript dress? Well, to me, it is anything but a plain, non descript dress. to me, this is Superdress, my equivalent to a flowing cape. When I wear this dress I feel like I can take on the world. Needless to say, I’ve worn this dress a lot lately.
This is my Holly Golightly attire. I wore this to curriculum night with flats and a long cardigan. It strolled around Chelsea galleries with a cord jacket and a big scarf. It took me to dinner at a funky restaurant with a big silver necklace and a black moto jacket. It is quite literally my perfect dress.
What is it about this particular dress, which didn’t cost much? Maybe because it was relatively inexpensive. Maybe because it’s not too loose to be dowdy, not too tight to be uncomfortable or showy. Is it that it’s easy to dress up or down? The perfect backdrop for accessories? Does it matter?
I think everyone needs a piece of clothing like this is their wardrobe, an article that just makes them feel better when they put it on. Sometimes life is crazy or unpredictable, and it’s nice to have something that’s just easy- something that doesn’t require thought. When your insides are churning, it’s satisfying to go into your closet and breathe a sigh of relief- you don’t have to stress about what you’re going to wear, you just pull out that trusty garment that sort of says it all…
Sometimes, appearance does matter. To you. If you think you look great, it’s going to positively affect your mood. If an outfit feels great on your body, it’s going to make you feel better. Sometimes the wrapping is important….
And yes. I’m probably pulling this dress out today (knee high boots and a pink leather moto jacket) And yes, I will instantly feel like I can take on the world….
Find your dress. Or denim jacket. Cowboy boots. Whatever. Find that one article of apparel that helps you kick ass. We all need a little boost every now and then.