This pandemic has made me reconsider and re-evaluate every aspect of my life, from what matters most (family + health), to what works and what doesn’t, to what I emotionally connect with and what I can live without.
Since I mostly cover style on this site, I have been thinking about how this all relates to what I’m wearing, and more specifically as I try to learn to live with less, what I really want in my life and what I can streamline even further. So beyond sweatpants and workout gear, what do you put on now that makes you feel good? And what is the first thing you want to wear the minute you can get dressed and go somewhere?
I also think the idea of getting dressed at home is going to become more important, because being home a lot will be part of the new normal. Having friends over for drinks and dinner instead of going out, even just getting dressed for an at-home family dinner on Saturday night. Personally, I love the idea. Once we are at our new normal and can finally take a deep breath, it will be nice to slow down things down and connect on a deeper level. What will you want to wear on those occasions?
This is what I want to wear lately–which like the clothes I am wearing in the photo (Khaite dress, I Pezzi Dipinti shawl) are not new. My jewelry: the Cartier watch, Verdura bracelet and antique and modern rings my husband has given me over the years. The diamond studs that were a wedding present from my father who passed away years ago. Cotton. Denim. Cashmere. Simple, well-made things that feel really good on the skin. I also want pieces that I cherish and want to wear until I can’t anymore. My favorite broken in jeans and old gray T-shirts. Silk slips….slip dresses and skirts, to pair with cashmere sweaters and sweatshirts and T-shirts. I do want a bit of color—pale, icy blues, strong reds, a bright burst of pattern here and there; they give me a emotional boost. And flat shoes, slides, slippers (and sneakers). I don’t see me wanting to wear a pair of heels anytime soon.
What are you drawn towards now? What can you not wait to put on? And what can you let go of or no longer need?