Mix And Match

I used to spend a lot of time choosing what to wear. In all honesty, my choices were not great. They’d often clash, and weren’t always appropriate for every situation.

My wife came up with a great solution. She took me shopping. Now, to make things clear, there are few things I dislike as much as I dislike shopping for clothes.

The reason I played along this time was that this was a part of a plan. This was to be the last shopping I’d have to do for a long while.

What we bought was:

  1. A few plain t-shirts. All were of neutral colors that go well with anything: black, shades of grey (one or two, I don’t need 50), olive green.
  2. A couple of long-sleeve denim shirts.
  3. Two or three button-down shirts (plain colors again).
  4. A few trousers. These were all elegant black and dark grey jeans.

Now, when I go out, I can just mix any shirt with any pair of trousers. The button-down and denim shirts also let me work with layering. This arrangement saves me time, and it always looks as if I spent time deciding what to wear.

If your time is too expensive to spend choosing clothes, want to always look tidy and dislike shopping as much as I do – commit to a similar one-time shopping session like I did and you’ll be sorted.

I still love my playful t-shirts. They just don’t fit every situation. Some situations don’t seem to call for Optimus Prime.

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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