I’ve written before about my “comfort zone” outfit: that thing that I wear on the first day of school, or for a first date, or for any kind of a first, really. It’s what I put on when I’m maybe not feeling perfectly comfortable about where I am or who I’m with…because in this outfit I’m always certain that if nothing else, I look exactly like myself.
For about twenty years now (seriously), my comfort zone outfit has been one variation or another on these pieces:
A little leather.
Yesterday I was feeling in need of the sartorial equivalent of a hug, and so into my happy place I went, this time with an oversized knit sweater (it’s actually a fairly fitted tunic sweater, but I went two sizes larger than my “real” size), cuffed denim, and some pretty crazy-awesome (I think) heels. Favorite bag, a little jewelry, and there you go: I was in the zone.
It was exactly where I needed to be.