I can now finally say goodbye to all those lost minutes trying to check out the sizing labels and for the agonizing hours spent in fitting cabins: my perfect size to wear is oversize!
Of course restrictions do apply and not every clothing item can be subjected to that over-rule. However, as my general wardrobe principle, oversize works in most cases and occasions! I’m sharing this personal style discovery because I think you may benefit from this piece of fashion wisdom and get all relaxed, save time and money when it comes to putting together a fitting wardrobe!
There was a time when I was shopping for clothes so tight that I would only find the ‘right’ size in the children’s aisle of a boutique! My, how times have changed!
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I’ve always been a waify framed physique. While that didn’t bother me, height did. Growing up, I was the tallest in my class, among my friends, among my colleagues. Tall and thin, I felt un-balanced and odd, like a giraffe in the pool – always sticking out. Sports weren’t always my concern, I’m more of a Pilates kind of gal, going back and forth from dancing to yoga, capitalizing on that thin, waify frame, finding balance in my own structure, in my own way.
With clothing was a bit different, though. Being a size fitting in most clothes, the only difficulties I had when going shopping were in my wallet. Before the Internet era, we would all get our inspiration straight from the stores. Now it’s both easier and harder to draw the shopping conclusions as we’re constantly proposed this or that trend, we’re assured that the rest of our wardrobe is meaningless except for a handful of items we see the rich&famous wearing!
And there are so many clothes to buy! And so many people wearing fabulous outfits! I want that! How can I have it? That was the question I asked myself over and over again before I reached to the simplest of the conclusions:
1. Constant & Permanent Comfort!
Comfort was my answer! I wear comfortable clothes in which I’m comfortable. And the rest just vanishes. Trends? Sure, they’re fun to know, but I know where my place is in those trends: over! I’m over trends. I’m over seasonal Fashion Shows and I’m sooooo over professional stylists (not that I’ve tried any, but it just sounded good to throw in the mix- wink)!
2. Easier Mixing& Matching!
Because I’m over-sizing my wardrobe, I became so much more self conscious! I did not lose myself in the clothing. I did not oversized myself just because I wear clothes that are two sizes bigger than my normal size! On the contrary! Now I got so much more sensitive to volumes and the way I match my clothing items! Because my wardrobe goes from black to grey with a handful of chocolate, pink and purple splashes, volume was a nice thing to consider, becoming one of the capital factors in my style game and one of the easiest way to mix and match my outfits!
3. Cozy & Active!
Much like many of you, I have an active life and I need to know I can move easily in my clothes, at all time. Taking my over-worn yoga lounge pants to school, picking up the kids was out of the question. I need something I could count on and feel good while driving around, picking up kids, running around town. Roomy clothes save me from the moving stress, keeping me freely active and positive.
4. Concealing & Forgiving!
We all have our days. And I’m perfectly fine with that, it’s my body and my life, the choices I make. And it’s also my choice to not feel guilty the next day when I’m not as lean as I should be to fit in a pair of extra skinny pants! When my tummy isn’t glued to my back as to fit in a skin tight pencil skirt. I just put on my roomy clothes and go on confident and stress-free, ready to take in a new day without thinking about how bloated and uncomfortable I feel!
I’m happy I took out a massive stress and strain from my wardrobe. Day after day I feel good about myself, about my body and about my clothes. I feel active and ready to sprint, calm and confident. I’m not saying this is the best solution for you, I’m saying it worked wonders for me and if you’re feeling anxious about your wardrobe, it’s time you consider the benefits of oversize clothing.
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Once you found a solution that works for you, what ensues is an overall positive feeling, a calm and comforting attitude that is going to be noticeable in both your look and your daily chores! You can do it! (all the pictures of me & my own personal clothing were taken by my Adored Husband and I thank him for putting up with all my ‘modeling’ antics! I love you!)