“I’m not going to wear that.”

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?

About Joselyn

SAHM writing romance with at a case of the giggles. Former librarian. Avid reader. Runner.
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9 Responses to “I’m not going to wear that.”

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I always thought you looked polished whenever I saw you, and now I know why. It’s a good thing you’re such an accomplished seamstress so that you can alter whatever doesn’t fit your requirements!

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    • Joselyn says:

      I do alter shirts frequently. Sometimes they turn out and sometimes they don’t. I’ve converted a lot of my race T-shirts to tank tops because they always fit awkwardly or the long sleeves are too short.


  2. Lucy Kubash says:

    I also hate anything tight, though if I lost some pounds it might help. Since I work outside the house only a few days a month now, I tend to wear the same thing, too. Jeans, t-shirts, flannel shirts, sweaters when it’s cold. Capris and t-shirts when it’s warm. I’m hoping to attend a big writers conference next summer and realized I’ll definitely have to go shopping for some suitable clothes to wear to that. Just don’t dress up much anymore!

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    • Joselyn says:

      I’m noticed that too when I’m going through my clothes to donate. The ones I don’t wear are the dressy ones. Then I wonder: do I get rid of them or keep them for the one occasion a year I might wear them?


  3. jeff7salter says:

    It’s refreshing to see a young lady who knows exactly what she wants.
    Way too many young mothers/wives gravitate to what the TV tells them they’re supposed to like. That’s absurd. You seem to have reached a very agreeable combination of comfort, style, and budget. I say, Hooray.
    Perhaps one of these days, I’ll be as orderly and presentable as you…

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    • Joselyn says:

      A lot of the fashion around here consists of leggings and long (almost floor length) sweaters that they knot the ends of. Give me a maxi skirt any day (that it’s warm enough that I don’t need tights under it because the fabrics stick) but I think the long sweater would be annoying.


  4. Your own style…that’s what I think I have and all should listen.
    I agree with so much of what you said, but no jeans for me.


  5. I love pajamas and leggings but never could wear them out in public. I do wear leggings but only under skirts and dresses that tend to fly up in windy days. I enjoy the fitted feel of them but am not comfortable wearing them as pants like I see so many women do.

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