As with all these recent outfits I could continue the theme for weeks, but I suspect you will drop me from your “read today” list if I don’t stop.
Therefore I thought I would make a simple list of takeaways from our conversation, proving now and forever that age and style are not antonyms. (We’ve been doing antonyms in English class recently which made me think it was a clever metaphor. Please forgive me.)
- It takes no more time to be stylish than it does to be sloppy.
- Taking care of one’s clothes makes them last longer.
- Frenchwomen make sure that everything in their closets is ready-to-wear.
- Ready-to-wear means: clean, ironed, all buttons in place, no stray threads, etc.
- Taking care of one’s clothes means you’ll always have something to wear.
- All budgets can be accommodated.
- It’s depressing to have an overflowing closet and nothing to wear.
- Uniforms are not boring.
- Uniforms are liberating.
- It’s your uniform. It’s your style.
- No woman really wants to be invisible does she?
- Making the effort to look stylish is psychologically healthy.
- Why would anyone want to miss out on the fun of looking good?
- Maybe by dressing with style you can be an inspiration.
- Dressing down sends a message of “I don’t care about me” (or you either for that matter).
I’ll take a break from jeans and will go on a serious search for dresses all of us can wear. Into each life such occasions do arise. Most of us do not need a collection of dresses, but at least one or two are comforting fail-safe options at the ready when needed.