I recently made a new life rule that has me feeling happy (and significantly more comfortable): don’t wear pants that hurt.
We all have those too-tight and too-small pants we attempt to squeeze ourselves into, yet they aren’t really doing us any favors. Likely, they aren’t as flattering as we imagine. But more importantly, they are really uncomfortable, causing us to think more about what we’re wearing (and how it’s cutting into our bodies) than the people we’re talking to or the activities we’re doing.
The decision to implement this rule in my life came shortly after purchasing my Minnie pants from J.Crew. I just couldn’t get over how comfortable they were, and I found myself wanting to wear them constantly. On top of that, they look super put-together and make me feel great. Isn’t that how all clothes should feel?
Clothing is both a covering and an expression of self. It should not be a torture device, nor an enemy. If our pants make us feel less-than, uncomfortable, unattractive or overly-fidgeting, I want to encourage all of us to replace them with just the opposite—even if that means a bigger size or a whole lot more stretch in the fabric.
Do you wear pants that hurt? Why do you hang onto them? What’s scary about replacing them with a more comfortable pair?