(T-Shirt from Skreened)
If you know me offline, you probably know that I’m an anxious person.
Although as I’ve gotten older, I’m better at controlling and hiding it.
Still, I can’t sit in a restaurant for too long, meet someone new, take a long road trip or have too much “excitement” without a panic attack.
It’s okay. Seriously.
But it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that all this bottled up anxiety also frequently manifests itself in my fashion and style choices.
So when one of my friends suggested I start talking about my “fashion anxiety” on Bostonista, I knew it was a good idea. I mean, other than the fact that sharing my style insecurities with the world makes me a little anxious, it’s totally an excellent idea.
Today, my fashion anxiety is about a lack of clothing.
Okay, obviously, I have a lot of clothing. It’s just that I never seem to have the clothes I need to create the outfit in my head or it doesn’t fit the right way or it just doesn’t look the way I think it will.
So then I have to start all over.
The crazy thing, is that I’m really great at dressing other people and styling for shoots. (Of course, it’s easy to style when you can pull literally anything and put it on a size 2 model.) It’s just that when it comes to styling my own closet I over think things and end up choosing something boring.
For example, last summer Kate Middleton (I know, I know but just stick with me here) wore a red blazer to the London Olympics. What could possibly be so difficult about a boring old red blazer?