In case you didn’t catch the style news, green is in again. I don’t know about you, but prior to this memo, the closest thing I had to green in my wardrobe was frantically searching for something in the back of my closet the morning of St. Patrick’s Day that had a dash of green in it. Sometimes, I would dig for 20 minutes and end up with a dark olive green tank, circa 1999 or a faded not-exactly-kelly-green t-shirt that I would wear in spite of myself. So I broke down and bought a new bright green Pashmina scarf this week. Yes, I hid it in my trunk overnight so my husband wouldn’t notice it right away. (Which he did, the very next day, and shook his head when I told him it was on sale.)
Unfortunately, for everyone in my life, it is January. And this means I tend to get into a New England winter wardrobe rut. Meaning I will repeat the same t-shirt, sweater or scarf that I really like over and over again, for weeks on end. Yes, I shower. Yes, I wash my clothes. But I will repeat things until they can practically walk on their own.
My daughter recently brought this to my attention, “Mommy, that looks cute, but are you going to wear THAT AGAIN?”
I have managed to wear the same look – jeans tucked into black riding boots – every day since Thanksgiving. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I wake up, work out, shower, work and put on my uniform. When I have a meeting, I will wear my “work look” version of this outfit by switching out the jeans for black pants and a dressy shirt and blazer.
I have to apologize in advance because I will probably wear this poor scarf for 17 days straight without even realizing it. Until my daughter peels it off of me and starts wrapping her baby dolls in it. Go green!
When the Kids Go To Bed said:
You do the exact thing I do. Put it in the trunk, sneak it in, then go to wear and have to mention it was on sale. Great thing about the JanRUTuary is this is when all the winter stuff goes on sale…happy shopping for a few new items, to maybe pair with brown riding boots instead of black 🙂
Kristie (Good Home Stuff) said:
I live in fashion ruts. I love comfort and only have 3/4 winter outfits that fit my requirement. Long live your green scarf! 🙂
Jane - MomGenerations.com said:
I get into such a clothing rut in January, too. It is all about staying warm… variety takes a backseat! At least your uniform is super stylish!
LOL – we must share a wardrobe because that’s my winter go-to look too. Its like I lose all creativity and motivation in the winter and end up treading water, style-wise, until April 🙂
I have nothing green in my closet and never have. Not even green socks! I guess I should take the plunge and buy something green. Maybe some cute flats? Also, I just want to be warm in the winter so I put a scarf on with every outfit and call it a day. Is that enough change to the same shirts over and over?! 🙂
Thank you for the “weather rut” love. And, yes, it’s ALL about our friend Audrey’s awesome style debut on the Today Show, for sure! http://theshoppingmama.com/2013/01/mom-style-q-a-audrey-mcclelland/
melissa weintraub (@dentistmel) said:
Love me some green! I saw Audrey debut it on the today show and I am all over it!!!
Thanks for the heads up- I didn’t know green was in again! 🙂 I think its hard not to get into a rut in this weather- especially if you are from S. CA like me- I just want to be warm- that’s my biggest priority! lol!
I think its hard not to get into a rut in this weather- especially if you are from S. CA like me- I just want to be warm- that’s my biggest priority! lol!