Ladies and gentlemen of Verastic, we have a problem. It appears that I don’t like my clothes anymore. Well, I like some of them, but most of them, I’m just not in love with. My favorite clothes are my skirts, and I almost have no problem with them. I love wearing skirts. If I could, I’d wear a skirt everyday. Only a skirt. But that’s just how I feel today. Knowing me, I might change my mind tomorrow. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that I only loved pants. How the tides have changed.
This is a picture of my closet as it is right this moment. Not all my clothes are in here, and not all the ones in here are visible. From this picture, you can see my pants by the left, skirts in the middle, and blouses by the right. The dresses come after the blouses, but you can’t see them. I’ll explain why later. First, let’s deal with the problem.
I don’t like my clothes. I have a closet full of clothes that I don’t want to wear. But that’s only the first part of the problem. The other part – in fact, the bigger part – is that I don’t know what I want to wear. I find myself struggling with my style, and I feel like I’m too old to be struggling with my style. Don’t girls figure this thing out at 16 – 21 at most? Well, I’m 21 and half and still struggling
It’s not about fashion for me. I don’t really care much what’s fashionable because it might not be fashionable to me, and I don’t care if everyone and their mama is wearing it. I am more about style. Personal style. And therein lies the problem: I am struggling with my style. It’s not that I hate all my clothes, but it’s just that I really, really love the skirts, and I don’t have equal love for everything else. The dresses and pants are okay, but my blouses are my biggest struggle. They’re not what I want, but I don’t know what I want.
For Vera so loved her skirts that Igwe banned her from buying more skirts. He banned me because he wanted me to concentrate on other areas of clothing, instead of just the skirts. Still, he’s funny. He actually thinks that he can stop a woman from buying clothes? Where and when has that ever happened? I just say yes, of course. And then, I sneak it into the house when he’s not there. But since Igwe is reading this post, I have to say that sneaking the skirts in is only hypothetical, not actual.
The other problem that I said I would address is the functionality – or lack of – of my closet. When we moved into our apartment, we did not realize how dysfunctional our closets were. We were happy with the size – width wise – but it didn’t occur to us how incredibly stupid its architecture was. Let me show you.
The closet door on the right ends right after that black t-shirt, but the closet – and my clothes – continue way down. So when I need to get something past the door, it’s a disaster. I usually have to pull all the clothes in front out, then enter the closet and pull those other clothes forward. Either that or I stand by where my t-shirt is and stretch my hand as far back as it can get, and hopefully reach whatever item of clothing I am trying to get. Usually, I’ll end up mistakenly pulling a bunch of other clothes off their hangers and then having to hang them back up (by pulling the clothes in the front out and entering the closet.). It’s a wicked cycle.
So we look forward to fixing this closet palaver; I will show you pictures when we are done. It’s annoying, but it’s not a deal breaker – for now. Had I known this closet was problematic before we moved in, we would have still taken the place because we loved the rest of it, and how much time do I spend in the closet anyway? Most times, I’m in a t-shirt and underwear. No bra.
I think I have an idea of how to get inspired with my style. I’ll just highlight what I like in a person’s style. I already do that subconsciously, but now, I’ll pay more attention to it. And I will document it. Of course. Maybe that will help. When I start, you’ll be first to know.
Meanwhile, any words of advice for me?
P.S. Unfortunately, going nude isn’t socially acceptable, so don’t suggest that.
P.P.S. Although this is more a style disaster than it is a fashion disaster, I used fashion in the name to have a more broader appeal.