I know your mother said you should never leave the house without clean underwear, but I don’t think she meant that to be the ONLY requirement!
I was at the mall the other day – the center of fashion…Talbots to my right, J. Jill to my left…Lucky Jeans, Nordstrom’s, Macy’s. With all that fashion in all those windows you wouldn’t believe what I saw. People walking around in lounge pants and t-shirts…baggy sweatpants with baseball caps – and these are the girls I’m talking about. And what’s worse, none of them were wearing make up!
Really, people! Can you put in just a little effort before you leave the house? It’s true that the clothes you wear make a statement about you. But it’s not the brand names that do the talking. It’s how you present yourself to the world. So what if you don’t have a boat load of money, that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about taking pride in how you look. I agree the grocery store is not a fashion runway, but neither is it your bedroom – it’s not a place for lounge pants and a t-shirt!
I’m not a fashionista, but every time I leave the house I look like I’ve made an effort. I have made an effort! My clothes are neat and clean and fit me well. I think they accentuate the parts of me I like best and hide my flaws. I’ve learned that someone with my shape should stay away from horizontal stripes, and that turtlenecks make me look like I don’t have one at all. I take the time to accessorize and always put on a little make up. It’s not about dressing up for others – it’s about respecting yourself.
So yes, put on that clean underwear. But do your mama proud and make a little extra effort before heading to the grocery store this weekend!