Why I Wear The Same Thing Every Day

Meet Matilda Kahl, a Creative/Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York who has been wearing the same outfit to work every day for three years.

And now the story of her unconventional fashion choice has gone viral after Matilda wrote about it online.

“About three years ago, I had one of those typical Monday mornings that many women have experienced,” writes the 27-year-old in a piece for Harper’s Bazaar. “With a fairly important meeting on the horizon, I started to try on different outfits, lacking any real direction or plan.”

She says there’s an “extensive pressure on women to uphold a flawless appearance. Here, we ultimately end up with an unscalable mountain of high expectations,” she continues. “I finally chose something I regretted as soon as I hit the subway platform.”

When Matilda arrived late at work, her stress levels increased when she found her male colleagues bonding with the new boss before she could make a good impression. “I just stood there—paralyzed by the fact that I was not only late, but unprepared. And my sweater was inside out. I had completely stressed myself out, and for what? This was not the first morning I’d felt this unnecessary panic, but that day I decided it would be the last.”

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“The frustration I felt walking into that meeting late remained with me. Should it really be this hard? I knew my male colleagues were taken seriously no matter what they wore—and I highly doubted they put in as much sartorial time and effort as I had. But gender issues aside, I needed to come up with a solution to simplify this morning struggle.”

In one day, she bought 15 white silk shirts, a few black trousers and a custom-made black leather rosette to give her new uniform a personal touch, reminding her of her childhood when her mother loved tying bows in her hair. For the colder months she purchased a black blazer.

“The simple choice of wearing a work uniform has saved me countless wasted hours thinking, ‘what the hell am I going to wear today?'” says Matilda. “And in fact, these black trousers and white blouses have become an important daily reminder that frankly, I’m in control. Today, I not only feel great about what I wear, I don’t think about what I wear.”

 

Images: Instagram @lilltrill
To read the entire article go to Stylist.uk.co

 

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Cynthia Hall
Cynthia Hall is a Wardrobe, Web, and Photo stylist. Specializing in apparel and product styling for both On-Figure and Off-Figure including table top, mannequin, lay-down and “on the wall” photo styling. As a Personal Stylist, Cynthia Hall can help you build a polished, put-together wardrobe based on you, your personality, and lifestyle. Your wardrobe will center on what looks great on you, not just on fashion trends. Saving time and money Cynthia will help you streamline your wardrobe and costly fashion mistakes and obtain confidence that when you walk out the door you look your absolute best!