Remember how fun getting dressed was when you were little? Ballerina outfit. Done and out of the door.
Without realizing it, I lost that fun somewhere between those big life changes we all experience in our ‘20s, except my experience left me unsure of my personal style and worrying about what impact my clothes might be having on the world around me.
But shouldn’t getting dressed be fun? Um, yes.
Between my day job in fashion and my job writing here, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make responsible and ethical decisions easy and fun when it comes to what I add to my wardrobe – all while staying true to my personal style. I started THIS I WEAR in 2012 to help women just like me build more connected and thoughtful wardrobes.
The THIS I WEAR philosophy?
I believe the things we wear tell a story about us, and we craft that story every morning as we get dressed. The big dream: if everything in our closets was meaningful and inspiring to us, then we wouldn’t throw things away so quickly or indulge in new items we could live without. Instead, our closets would be filled with those treasures we hold onto for as long as possible, because they often tell a part of our story for us. In an ideal world, those well-loved pieces would live a full life, with plenty of mending and care along the way. Most importantly, when we wear those pieces, we feel like the best and truest version of ourselves.
And suddenly, getting dressed becomes fun again.
I truly love working with women (and men) who want more intentional lifestyles and might already be applying those values to what they eat, how they live, and how they work, but perhaps haven’t applied these values to their wardrobes just yet. And one of the best ways I know how to help is through sharing my own personal experiences, struggles and solutions here.
If this is your first time here, I’ve got a few suggestions on where to get started:
And if this is your first visit, I hope you’ll say hello! I can’t wait to hear your story.