Getting Dressed Inside Out
"I have nothing to wear" has never been a reflection of the state of our closet but rather of the state of our emotional self.
Getting dressed is an Inside Out process. It's a 15 second laps of time during which we get in touch with our emotional state at precisely that moment and translate it into our outfit. We then start a quiet negotiation between our feelings and practical considerations (the weather, the expectations of our work environment, the people we will be interacting with etc... ). The balance we strike is entirely up to us.
My observation is that north american women give prevalence to practical considerations and external forces, while european women favour aesthetic appeal and self expression. I would put Michelle Obama as more European than Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.
Christine Lagarde vs. Hilary Clinton requires no explanation.
Does dressing Inside Out require maturity? During Toronto Fashion Week we had the privilege of spending time with young and talented Canadian designer Hilary MacMillan. Her Feminist jacket struck a chord with us and we each bought two: one to wear and one to give our daughters. A passing of the baton? A great inter generational conversation happened during dinner and we all came out better for it.
What is your approach to getting dressed in the morning? Share your thoughts in a comment - we can all learn from each other.