I am of the opinion that you should try and look your best every time you leave your house; I don’t mean dress up to go to breakfast or the grocery store, but don’t wear your pajamas either! Like it or not, appearance is important, it’s the first impression, after all, why not make it a good one? That said, I do sometimes wear things that aren’t AS flattering on me than other things. I mean, if I just wore long, wide-leg jeans and sky-high platforms all the time, that would be boring, right?
I think the fact that I KNOW what’s flattering on me and what’s not makes it more difficult for me to try or wear new things, but sometimes I just have to. And really, who does it hurt if I wear something a little less flattering than something else? Does anyone even notice?
Case in point: this Madewell skirt –
It. Is. stunning. I didn’t buy it, but am kind of kicking myself now that I didn’t. Yes, it hits me mid-calf, which is THE MOST UNFLATTERING place for skirts/pants to hit my leg (it’s my widest part), so it’s not as slimming on me as a longer or a knee-length skirt would be. But my waist looked tiny and the skirt fit perfectly over my hips. The color is perfect (goes great with everything), and it has POCKETS!! (I don’t ever use pockets, but they’re nice to have ;)) So, I looked short and a little stumpy because I was wearing flats…but so what?
Every outfit doesn’t have to be perfect, does it?