I tend to avoid clothing that isn’t comfortable. You won’t see me in high heels, or dresses that require overly restrictive undergarments (or unsupportive undergarments) unless absolutely necessary.
As a stay at home mom, my wardrobe doesn’t require much variation. Jeans, t-shirt, and cardigan are my standard ensemble, although I am fairly picky about how each one of these fit. Jeans must be dark wash, boot cut, and light weight denim. The hem must at least touch the top of my foot in the front and the floor in the back. T-shirts can be long or short sleeve, but long sleeve must be fitted at the wrist and extend at least an inch past my wrist bones. Neck openings must be scoop-necked or v-neck. Cardigans or zip-up hoodies can be a variety of weights, but they must be semi-fitted and fit comfortably over my T-shirts. No bunching or twisting. Nothing bulky or flappy. Wearing clothes that don’t fit these requirements is physically exhausting. (I wasn’t this picky as a child, but I still drove my mother nuts. If I got one drop of water on my shirt, I had to change my entire wardrobe.)
In the summer, I switch of the jeans for skorts, skirts and a few pair of shorts. In warmer weather, I may forego the cardigan if I am in direct sunlight, but more likely will opt for a lighter version.
Some variation of the above is my leaving the house wardrobe. If I don’t have to leave the house for more than dropping the kids off at school or picking them up, I wear my running or yoga clothes. Some of these I prefer not to be seen in public wearing unless I am running or doing yoga.
I am learning that if I buy something that doesn’t fit these requirements, I probably won’t wear it. Every now and then I try to vary my wardrobe and try something new. The new dress or blouse usually ends up gathering dust in my closet.
I guess I don’t have one particular favorite piece of clothing. I have favorite types of clothing and as long as I have those, I’m pretty comfortable.
We’ll discuss my peculiarities with colors and prints another time.
What time of clothing annoys you the most?