Many of us are caught between wanting to look our best and wanting to be comfortable. While there are some outfits out there that are certainly beautiful, they’re not all that enjoyable to wear! And ultimately, comfort is what should count, at least the majority of the time. The good news is that it’s not as if you need to pick between looking good or being comfortable! There are ways you can have both in your life. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested tips that’ll lead to just that.
Look at the Forecast
It’s important to remember that it’s not always the clothes that are causing the discomfort, but the combination of the clothes and the weather. You could have super comfortable clothing, but if they’re too warm for the weather, then you’re going to be deeply uncomfortable. So if you’re going out for the day, first check what’s going on with the weather. And then dress appropriately. If you find that you’re always slightly too warm or too cold, then take a look at how to dress for the weather properly. It really does make a difference!
Invest in Comfortable Clothing
You might be drawn to that outfit that the mannequin or the person on the catwalk is wearing, but how comfortable do you think they’re going to be? You may want to have one or two extra special items in the wardrobe for those special occasions, but by and large, you should pick clothing that feels comfortable, clothing that you’ll never get tired of wearing. There are some excellent and stylish loungewear pieces available that’ll have you looking great while always feeling extra comfortable! Indeed, once you’ve invested in this type of comfortable clothing, you’ll wonder why you used to wear anything else.
What Makes You Uncomfortable?
Part of the process of building a wardrobe that’s more comfortable is looking at your existing style habits and figuring out which purchasing habits would result in discomfort. While this could be many things, perhaps the most common culprit are those pesky high-heeled shoes. If you have to wear them, at least make the occasions few and far between. As we all know, they can be deeply uncomfortable (and damage your feet, too). Just stick with flats. There are plenty of beautiful options out there that’ll have you looking great and, most importantly, not crying with pain.
Take Good Care of Your Clothes
Even comfortable clothes can lose some of their comfort credentials if they’re not well taken care of. If they’re just thrown into the wash with other items, then you’ll find that some of the softness is lost. So make sure that, first, you’re following the recommended washing conditions, and second, that you’re not throwing in items that could spoil the quality. Towels, for example, can have a negative impact on clothing if they’re washed together. Washing them properly will help to keep the high quality intact for many years, which makes longer-lasting comfort.