What is my season?
I'm a stay at home mom to two little girls ages 4 and 2. My days are spent at park play dates, driving to a preschool, in or around the house playing and cooking and doing household chores, or at the gym. I currently live in Southern California which means the temperature fluctuates between oh, 55 and 85 degrees during the course of the entire year. (#sorrynotsorry) How many sweaters does a girl in Southern California really need?
On occasion, my husband and I go out on a date or meet for lunch during the week. I meet up with friends in a book club once a month. And probably once every 4-6 months, I have an actual "special" occasion to attend like a holiday party.
When I broke it down like that, it seemed like a no-brainer. Since 90% of my time is spent doing things where comfort is critical, I figure my closet should be 90% clothes that I can wear during those times. Additionally, many of these items - nicer jeans, cute tank tops, or a cotton blouse - could be dressed up with accessories or shoes to qualify as totally appropriate for date night/book club/etc.
Discovering this felt so freeing to me. There was no need to hang on to all of that other stuff (maybe just a few special pieces) because I needed them so rarely, if ever.
These are some of the questions I asked myself when thinking about "my season."
- Where do I spend most of my time?
- What are the activities I do the most?
- What kinds of clothing are most appropriate for those activities?
- What kinds of clothes make me feel my best?
- What kind of weather do I need to account for?
Maybe they'll help you in your efforts too. And please, if you think of anything else to reflect on in your relationship between season of life and clothing, leave it in the comments.
This is a series called The Happy Closet. Other posts can be found here.