Dressing for yourself during quarantine and nowhere to go.
Another day at home, the usual routine and just like that you are in day 4678*? of social distancing aka staying-at-home. Post-March 2020, our lives have changed completely. Even though I was staying at home pre-COVID, I was still traveling, hiking, eating out, and socializing. All of that entailed wearing different clothes to suit the activities. Truth be told we got dressed up for others or our social activities.
Dressing for yourself is something I have started recently during the quarantine. I have all these clothes in my closet that need attention. The pandemic is not going away sooner, so I want to make the most of my wardrobe right now. So I have been consciously wearing most of my clothes. It prevents me from shopping mindlessly and just by dressing up nicely, I have noticed my mood is uplifted. I feel good and I think that is a reason enough to dress for yourself. Of course, there are days when I am a total mess, still in my ‘home clothes’ and that is OK. But on days when I take that small step towards dressing for myself, I feel sorted and ready to take on the day. Even if it means sitting at home with my laptop and prepping for meals in between. It may sound frivolous to you and I am not saying the mere practice of dressing for yourself will sort all problems or this pandemic. But now more than ever we are trying our best to keep ourselves positive, so do what helps you. If that means staying in those shorts the whole day (looking at my husband while typing this), by all means, do what suits you.
I am wearing a white cotton chicken-Kari kurta with a patola dupatta. I love such simple Indian outfits where the dupatta is the focal point. I bought this patola dupatta from a Government handloom shop in Ahmedabad. I paired it with traditional jhumkas and silver bangles.