comfortable clothes

This week we’re talking about comfortable clothes. It used to be I’d wear just about anything and could be comfortable in it. In high school my comfortable clothes were baggy jeans, clinched at the waist with a belt, several chains dangling down, paired with a fitted tank top, and the BDU (battle dress uniform) jacket my military brother gave me.

Then my twenties came and even though I was already a mom before I turned twenty I refused to look like one. I kept a similar every day look but mixed it up with corset tops. By the time I was twenty-eight I was a single mother of two with another on the way. My entire life changed and so did my wardrobe. I stuck with jeans but they were no longer baggy, I love a good boot cut jean. I switched from corsets and fitted tanks to cute t-shirts. Now that I’m 36 this is still my go-to style. My closet has been condensed, mostly because I have a teenage daughter who loves to steal my clothes.

When I’m home for the day I slip into a pair of pajama bottoms and a comfortable t-shirt with a scarf/shawl draped over my shoulders when I get cold.

I’m sure this will change in a year or two. How have your comfortable go-to clothes evolved over the years?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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7 Responses to comfortable clothes

  1. jeff7salter says:

    can’t quite picture the corset tops you’re referring to.
    Got any visuals?
    Boot cut jeans are the best…


  2. I never had the nerve for corsets, but then, I never had the figure for them. (When I was slim, I was ‘slim’ all over!)
    I can’t say that I have ever been a slave to what was in fashion, in fact, quite the opposite. However, whiel writing my Friday post I realized how much thought I put into my own ‘fashion’.

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I’ve never been able to wear those corset tops either. I’m too short. My girls never borrowed my clothes – one was taller and much thinner than me, and the other was (and still is) shorter. But it’s interesting to watch them develop their own sense of style. Why do you think yours is going to change in a year or two?


    • Jesse is only a few inches shorter than me and just about a size smaller (before I gained weight) so she steals all my tops that I no longer wear. I told her she needs to put them all back since I’m working on losing the weight and will want them back once I do.

      I think it will change because I’m learning how to make clothes. There are a lot of things I’ve always wanted but they were just too expensive. I adore the dresses of the 40s and 50s and have purchased a few patterns. I want to get a little better before I tackle those projects though. I’m sure I’ll still have jeans and t-shirts but would love to have a closet full of pretty dresses.


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