In this post; I have been asked to reflect back on what I wore for the week of February 14th to February 21st; through the responses to a few questions; as a follow up to that assignment. Let’s Begin!
Question 1): What themes emerged in my dress log?
Answer: Sadly, the most common themes were a lack of time and availability of choice in wardrobe options due to neglected laundry and overwork. Hence, the majority of the time I did not get to choose particularly what I would have wanted, but what I could. In addition, the majority of my wardrobe choices were chosen if they did not have to be ironed (which takes up time); with that being said most of my apparel with a darker shade (aka: black, grey), tend to be free from the necessity of ironing.
Question 2): What did I notice about daily dress practice that I hadn’t noticed before?
Answer: The most shocking discovery revealed to me throughout all of this; is how monotonous and isolated my life really is. It lacks the stimulation that a balanced and varied life possesses.
Question 3): How did the dress practice log impact my understanding of the relationship between clothing and the body?
Answer: I realized how the weather and its interactions with the sensation on my skin; as well as other factors, such as not being able to bathe, or wearing the same outfit twice (gross) would drastically alter the way I felt in what I was wearing.