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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

Please tell me that I'm not the only one that does this...I am talking about the fit you have when you actually despise every outfit and piece of clothing that you own, and it all ends up in a heap on the floor, or on the CHAIR (you know that chair in the corner of your room, it's the time out chair for bad clothing).  I call it a "clothing fit" and it happens to me more often than you think. Sometimes, I end up going through about five outfits before I finally decide on one, and even then, I am merely settling so that I can end the madness. LOL. But how do you finally decide what to go with? It's a good question, and I am here today to try to give you some tips, so maybe your pile of "Nope" is a little less high than mine.  

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    (My most recent "clothing fit" There's actually nothing wrong with the first outfit, I just disliked it and a fit ensued. I ended up in the outfit on the right.)

 

  • First, it does help to have multiple outfits planned out for the week; that way, if you end up having a "clothing fit" while getting dressed, you still have other outfits to fall back on. I have about two weeks worth of outfits planned.
  • Second, I always try to determine what it is about the "nope" outfit that I dislike at the moment. Sometimes it helps to simply change an accessory or shoes. And, of course, sometimes nothing helps, that's when I move on. 
  • Third, have a few outfits, items of clothing, or even shoes that you know you always feel good in and love. Even if they aren't part of your weekly outfit plan, fall back to those if you need to. There have been plenty of times that I just give up and throw on my favorite top and jeans or shorts.  If you have a favorite pair of shoes, build your outfit around them; it can help settle the "clothing fit" battle. 
  • Fourth, take a photo of your outfit with it on.  Usually, if I am not sure of an outfit, a photo of it helps me decide one way or the other. For me, as a style blogger, I have hundreds of photos of my outfits, it's kind of what I do.  But, I encourage you to take photos and hold on to them, too. Especially if you LOVE your outfit. That way you can remember it and have that to fall back on.

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(My go to top when I have a fit. It always cheers me up)

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(Any of my Lularoe Julia dresses - above- or my Yumi Kim items -bleow- usually work too)

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Most often, these four tips work.  Occasionally though, they don't. If that's the case, don't fall back into sweat pants and an oversized t-shirt. Clothes have a way of changing our mood and I want to encourage you not to let a few "bad clothes" and an over flowing "time out chair" discourage you.  After all, it is all simply fabric and fabric doesn't control us. 

 

-xo

 

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