by Jay Hiller, August 21, 2022
It used to be one of my favorite shirts. It was no-iron and it had pretty smocked pleats across the front. I usually felt good when I wore it. Then I went through a period of time when I had to go to a series of unpleasant appointments. Because it was no iron and I thought I looked good in it, I would pick that shirt to wear to those appointments a lot. When the icky appointments were over for good and I would put on that shirt, I felt terrible. Just touching that shirt took me back to a place where I was worried and anxious.
What we wear affects our emotions–a lot. If a garment is too tight, or too big or makes you feel ugly, it shouldn’t be in your closet. This is doubly true if you’re making a change such as losing weight. Everybody deserves garments that fit and garments that make you feel good about yourself. Clothing can be expensive. I’ve learned to love second hand consignment sites such as Poshmark or Thredup where you can get nice things at a reasonable price. Whether your clothing comes from a fancy store or a thrift shop, I recommend doing what you can to wear things that make you feel good.