If I Could Only Wear 1 Outfit for the Rest of My Life…

If I could only wear 1 outfit for the rest of my life… For me, that is an easy sentence to finish!  I am quite confident that most of you would agree with my decision here.  (If you feel otherwise, I would love to hear what your choice would be!)

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if i could only wear 1 outfit- black leggingsThere was a time when I would never NOT wear jeans.  Now it’s leggings.  Black leggings.  Leggings have to be the most comfortable form of clothing every created.  They look put-together.  You can dress them up or down, and black leggings go with pretty much anything.  They are universal!  I own at least 10 pairs of black leggings so that it is almost always certain that I will have a pair at my fingertips when I am stumbling around during the morning rush.  If I have a pair of black leggings, I can make any top (or shoes, for that matter) work.  In fact, I am wearing them as I write this.

My favorite brand?  If you have been following my blog, the answer will come as no surprise to you.  If you are interested in buying yourself a pair or two, I feel that they run a little large.  I wear a size smaller than I would usually go for.  (If it helps, I am 5’10” and wear a small in them.)

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My Favorite Leggings EVER

A 3/4 length sleeve top that hits at the very upper thigh

Why 3/4 sleeves?  Long sleeves can sometimes get in the way of certain activities…like stuffing a turkey or giving the kids a bath.  When I wear 3/4 sleeves, I don’t even know they are there!  Honestly, who wants to sense their clothes all day?  I don’t have time for that!  I want to know I look cute and forget about it for the rest of the day.  Hmm… I am actually also wearing (in addition to the black leggings) a 3/4 sleeve top sweatshirt-like top right now!  Well, technically the top has long sleeves, but since they are a slight bit short on my giraffe body, I rolled the up 1/4.  You can make any long sleeves 3/4 length!

Also, I can generally feel pretty comfortable temperature-wise in 3/4 length sleeves (except for when it is 90 degrees outside).  If I decide to wear short sleeves, I have to use extra brain power to anticipate whether I need to wear or bring along a jacket or cardigan.  And when I don’t have the energy for that brainpower, 3/4 length sleeves save me time.

As for the perfect length for the top?  I like my tops to hit my upper thighs or below (unless I am heading to an edgy place at nighttime or when I want to really catch my husband’s eye).  I feel self-conscious when my backside is only adorned by leggings.


I know I am not the only one who loves Converse.  Even though they have pretty much zero arch support, I still own multiple pairs.  Why?  They can transform any outfit.  They can make a dress more casual or unique.  A simple pair of Converse can make sweatpants less sweatpant-y because they are less athletic looking than your Nikes.  (No one really goes to the gym in Converse.)  You can wear them with shorts.  The list goes on and on!

if i could only wear one outfit for the rest of my life- conversePlus, I have extremely narrow feet, and flats and heels never stay on my feet- my heels are too narrow.  Converse are offered in an endless amount of colors, prints, and textures.  My most recent pair is a black sequin pair I found on clearance at Journeys.  I am currently on the hunt for a leopard pair.  And if they had the ones below in my freakishly-long-foot size?  I’d be all over them.

And most importantly, whether they are high or low, Converse look amazing with leggings!!

Please make a size 11!

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So...Who cares?

It’s really helpful to determine the specifics of your ultimate outfit… The outfit you would choose to wear for the rest of your life.  Why?  You can save money, be a more efficient shopper, and make it more likely that you will be comfortable in your outfit, both physically and mentally.  When you’re comfortable with your outfit, you are more comfortable in your own skin, and you can be more productive in all areas of life!

So there you have it.  Those 3 components would be a part of the 1 outfit I would wear for the rest of my life…my favorite, ultimate outfit.  As I finish this post, it is the day after I began, and I am wearing (You guessed it.) a 3/4 length sleeve sweatshirt, black leggings, and Converse.  And that is why I own multiple colors of Converse and leggings.  Since I am not stuck wearing one outfit for the rest of my life, I have to mix it up a little and keep it exciting!

That’s what’s up in fashion today.  What is you ultimate outfit?  Do you agree with me, or would you choose jeans, a skirt, flats…  I would LOVE to hear!  Please comment.  Let’s get this discussion going!

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  1. 12.16.16

    I am almost in 100% agreement, but may swap the chucks (ok, only because I don’t have any) with my favorite pair of ballet flats!

    • 12.16.16

      I LOVE ballet flats, but none of them are narrow enough for me! It is super sad. Chucks are my only way of having something stylish on my feet. I am searching for a leopard pair!

  2. 12.16.16

    Oh man thinking of 1 outfit to wear the rest of my life is tough. I’m with you with the legging, totally a must- I really just can’t remember the last time I wore jeans…I knew you were going to say either LC Lauren Conrad brand orrr my second guess was going to be Lularoe lol my favorite leggings are from Express. It helps because they make my little bum look like a decent sized bum lol as for a top Id do a nice baggy off the shoulder sweater, I hate when clothes are too fitted and if I’m wearing it everyday that’ll cover my bloated days too lol shoes is a tough one, but probably flip flops…but I guess Ill just have to live somewhere warm all year round 😉 Cute and fun post!!

    xo, JJ

    • 12.16.16

      Thanks! Ooh I am interested in trying these Express leggings! Haven’t been in there in years. I love flip flops, also, but I have to say I’d rather have sneakers. I have the most annoying feet on the planet. And yes- the roomy tops are a must for all of those reasons you mentioned! Hey, I saw you commented on my drugstore makeup post, but I cannot find it. I switched hosts and it like erased some of my comments. Super frustrating. Anyway, I had seen that you asked about my banners. I make them on my phone using PicCollage. Aren’t they fun??? xo

  3. 12.16.16

    Totally agree 🙂 great post 🙂

  4. 12.20.16
    edira said:

    this is fun! Converse will definitely be on my list as well 🙂

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