Getting up, getting dressed, and putting on a little makeup and fragrance has been helping me to feel put-together, present, and grounded. And mixing it up a bit helps to ward off that every-day-feels-the-same funk. It doesn’t have to be complicated or fussy. And yes, comfort is still paramount.
This yellow/gold linen sweater was just the thing last week when the weather was cool and dreary. It felt reassuring to wear something simple and cheerful, and the color-adjacent scarf not only kept my neck warm, but felt like a flag planted in defiance of Entropy.
I liked these pants so much in the camel color, I decided to take a chance on the same style in “New Opal” . And it works! It’s a neutral light beige that seems to go with everything. The loafers are as comfortable as slippers, so I’ve decided to keep them for “house shoes.”
If the idea of the trying to come up with an “outfit” feels like too much work right now, here’s a “no-brainer” formula I’ve been using for those minimum-effort days:
Color + earrings (or a necklace) + lipstick (and/or fragrance) = Present & Accounted For
You can incorporate color with something as relaxed as a sweatshirt or tee. (Since my color consultation with Red Leopard, I’m finding it easier than ever to add color harmoniously. They’re now doing online consultations, just email them at firstname.lastname@example.org ) Earrings can be your go-to studs or simple hoops.
What keeps you feeling “Present & Accounted For?”