I blame my friend Caroline. She tweeted me late last week: You may have enjoyed your time off over summer but I have no idea what to wear? Get back to work!
Yes, wasn’t summer lovely. Yes, wont it be fun to get dressed for work again. La la la la la la…
I was smugly secure that 365 days of ‘What I Wore’ posts would tumble out of my wardrobe and onto my body. I was wrong.
I’m convinced Caroline found a jinx option on Twitter because I cannot get dressed. I’ve forgotten how? My mojo is gone. All I am capable of is thongs, a cossie and a baseball cap. Anything more elaborate and I’m screwed.
Yesterday morning at 8.31am I found myself standing knee deep in a jumble of sequins, leather and denim. Naked. I had under two minutes to finish dressing and get the kids back to school. On time.
So I fell back on last years Default Outfit – pants and peplum top – with a thud they could hear on the moon.
Exhibit A and B. Readers of this site have no doubt seen this look before…
We all have Default Outfits – ones that makes us feel good no matter how we’re fairing emotionally, ones that work in any and all situations (flats in school yard and heels at work), ones that don’t neccessarily need ironing.
They are the apple pie of style – familiar, classic and dependable.
Throwing the girls out the door I remembered I also needed a handbag. These two perfectly lovely options waved at me from a chair in the front hall.
My holiday brain picked this one up instead. You can imagine how it looked with the outfit. Not ironic. Ridiculous.
So that’s it. I need to lift my game, fix the curse and clean the clothes off my bedroom floor.
Next week my mission is to create five new Default Outfits. Each with a different silhouette and all adaptable to any situation 2013 throws my way.
What would really inspire and motivate me is if you joined me too. What do you think? Game? Caroline??