I often joke that trench coat season lasts about 5 minutes. It comes and goes in the spring while those of us in the northeast are still wearing our winter coats. By the time we need something for rain, the pickings are slim!
With record-breaking snowfall totals in the Boston area this winter, it feels hard to believe (although such a huge relief) that spring is nearly here. Of course, with many feet of snow still on the ground and piles so high it is hard to see around corners, the thought of wearing spring clothing is still a bit hard to imagine, but I am sure as the snow melts we will ease into it. Soon this winter will be a distant memory—or at least that’s my plan!
It is often understood that if you lived through a trend the first go around, you should not indulge a second time. I’m sure this recommendation is there to keep us all from looking silly, but must you heed it? Leggings are one of those trends. They resurfaced a few years ago and the controversy about them still exists. Should you wear them? Not wear them? How do you decide?
Eco-friendly Wardrobe Secrets You Never Knew Part 3: Conscientious Consumerism: How to Discard Your Unwanted Clothing
When you buy something new to wear you think (hopefully!) about how wonderful you will feel in it, where you will wear it, how it will keep you warm—in other words, everything to do with what you will do with it NOW. What doesn’t generally come to mind initially is what you will do with the item when it no longer serves you. Continue reading…
The environmental impact of your wardrobe doesn’t stop at production: Until I did some research it had never occurred to me that how I cleaned my clothes had such a significant impact on how environmentally friendly they were. I knew, of course, that dry cleaning used intense chemicals and that anything that involved heat required extra energy, but I hadn’t realized how much!
A year or so ago I read an incredibly enlightening book, “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion,” by Elizabeth Cline. I was both mesmerized and appalled as I read page after page of well-researched information about what has happened to the world of fashion and the far reaching impact of our changing approach to buying clothes. Continue reading…
Do you find your wardrobe at the mercy of impulse purchases? Cambridge Dictionary defines an impulse buy as, “something you buy suddenly and without thinking carefully.” My definition when it comes to your wardrobe is an item you enthusiastically purchase but never wear—its home becomes the bottom of your closet where all the other impulse items reside.
Are you intrigued by scarves, but don’t wear them because they feel fussy, messy and bulky? Do you wonder if scarves are worth the trouble and investment (no matter how small), or are they a trend you should ignore?
Have your New Year resolutions already fallen by the wayside? Did you enthusiastically get on the treadmill for a week and are now draping clothing on it in a futile attempt to hide it so you don’t feel guilty? Did you commit to clean out your closet or sort through all the books on your bookshelf, but somehow the days have flown by and everything is still where it was?
Whether you are firmly entrenched in a regular workout routine or you have made a New Year resolution to get moving, the topic of what to wear while you are working out is always timely.
I’ll be honest. I have not been a fan of working out. I know for some people it’s a must and they cannot imagine not doing it, but that has not been true for me most of my life. Continue reading…