Hey bebes ❤
This subject it fascinating to me and, as a seamstress and fashion lover, I think about it often. Why do we save our best clothes for the “best” occasions? What is “The best occasion”? Who gave it the meaning? And most importantly- is this really that important? These are some of the question I would like to share my humble opinion about with you today.
Why do we save our best outfits for something special?
I’m pretty sure that most of the people (read women) on this planet can relate to this: we tend to have certain garments that we truly like (for whatever reason) and then rarely or ever wear them. How many times did I hear, myself first, “Oh no, I don’t want to waste an outfit!”. How silly that sounds, as if I have paparazzi following me somewhere and notice that I worn my Good Pants twice this week! What is the reason for that kind of thinking? It might be because of influence at the early age: we would see famous people in magazines or TV always wearing something different, giving us (involuntary) belief that a person should not wear the same clothes too often because it will be judged for it…. Or it might be because we don’t actually own too many pretty things and we want to keep it from getting ruined of too much wearing… Or we might just not belief that “regular” situations are worth of us looking great, like sleeping or watching TV or going for a coffee etc.
So, who gives a situation a level of importance?
Very shortly: You. You are the person who says: this person is interesting enough to me so I want to be interesting enough to her, or this situation is extra important because there is something that I belief is important is happening. Where if we would wake up and widely open our eyes we would see that all the situations in our life are equally important. And this goes much further than the clothes, every second of our life is precious and I am fully aware how cliche that sounds, but think about it: You say that the most important day was the day when you got married, but is that day so much bigger than every other moment spent in that persons arms? Or you might say: It’s the day when my child was born, and how about every time that baby looked at you and smiled? You might say, watching TV at home isn’t all that important. I hope you are aware that we are talking about our lives here, our short fleeting lives that are passing, time that will never come back. And that coffee with your friend? Imagine that is the last time you have coffee together? Would in that case that be an “important” situation? I hate sounding gloomy here but friends, sometimes we get too used to our life and start taking it for granted.
So, is the part that clothes play in all this really that important?
Well, it is and it isn’t, in my opinion. If we look realistically (what ever that means these days) at the situation- no it really isn’t. These are just pieces of fabric we throw over our bodies to keep us from sun or cold. Style, brand and price are just subjects we mutually agreed upon- they don’t exist in laws of nature. So if we look at it from that perspective it isn’t, of course. Buuut we don’t have to look that realistically! We, meaning humans, are gifted with intellect, originality and imagination. We have to think and have to evolve, and whether you like it or not we evolved in society where survival is not at risk anymore and we can play with “stuff”. So why not embrace it? Why not wearing something super soft and beautiful when you go to sleep every night? After all, that is one of the most important things we are do (don’t believe me? Watch the movie Awake on Netflix) it deserves special attire and not that old stained T-shirt. Do I think we should always look perfect like, ALL-THE-TIME? No, but the fact is, when you decide that every moment is worth of looking beautiful and wearing your best clothes, is the moment when you start appreciating yourself and your life for what really is- miracle and reason for celebration ❤
Thank you for being here, see you soon