Living in a Wardrobe Rut

closet reorganizationArticle by Wendy McCance

I was staring into my closet trying to figure out what to wear for the day.  I would be spending the day doing errands and some light cleaning around the house.  I figured a pair of jeans and a t-shirt sounded about right.  As I was looking through the shirts hanging in the closet, I noticed that I had not been wearing my cutest and most loved shirts in quite a while.  Honestly, my wardrobe had consisted of a t-shirt or hooded sweatshirt paired with some jeans for quite some time.

I think I’m in a wardrobe rut.  I tend to save my favorite clothes for some unknown day in the future that never comes.  I always figure that I should save those shirts and nicer pants for dressy days when I’ll need them.  I mean, what if one of those days came up and the item I really wanted to wear was in the wash?  Then what would I do?

Reality check - Wearing the same uniform of a t-shirt/sweatshirt and jeans is depressing me and I hadn’t even realized it.  I love looking good, especially for my husband.  I feel a sense of pride when my hair and makeup is done and I’m wearing a pretty outfit.  It makes me feel more feminine and better about myself.  Anything can come up like someone stopping by unexpectedly and being dressed the way I really want to present myself gives me a feeling of satisfaction instead of the embarrassment I would feel looking like a slob.

I’m realizing now that I have my system backward.  Yes there are times when dressing down is more appropriate.  If I’m really overhauling the house and doing some serious scrubbing, I am not going to dress up.  Hell I won’t even shower until I’m done cleaning.  For days when cleaning is vacuuming and dusting, there really is no reason not to feel put together while I tackle that quick clean-up.

It’s all about living each moment to the fullest and presenting yourself in a way that makes you feel best. I need to appreciate the fact that I have some nice clothes and actually wear them more often.  Why not, they make me feel good.   Putting off living your best for some unknown future date is foolish.  Why not celebrate each day as if it were your last.  I mean what if it was your last day?  Wouldn’t you have wanted to look your best and felt good about what you have?

Are you in a wardrobe rut as well?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

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Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 6 local papers online, including the Oakland Press.The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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3 thoughts on “Living in a Wardrobe Rut

  1. I have to agree with you Wendy. It is easy to slip into a clothing coma when you are not in the public eye very much. I work on the farm most of my spare time, so jeans, work shirt, steel toed boots (because of the horses), my hat or head scarf and a jacket of some kind are normal clothes.I am not sure when I dressed up last. Hmmmm

    • How terrific that you live on a farm.  Sorry to get off the subject, but I think if I could walk out my door to a horse in my yard I would be in heaven. 


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