Ah, the land of our beauty choices. So full of myths and clichés, and sayings that no one understands anymore, but yet we all repeat them over and over again. Since I have already taken part in the never-ending Is beauty pain? discussion and fallen down into a Why women wear pink? trap, I thought it may be the right time to tackle the last of the big three: why do we tend to pick looks over comfort so terribly often?
My Honour, I am guilty. Oh so guilty. There is no point denying it. Throughout my whole life I have put my comfort above almost everything else – just ask my boyfriend, he probably has a few great tales to tell. But I betray my BFF, comfort over and over again as soon as the word fashion buzzes in either of my ears.
I cannot help it. I have tried but it simply doesn’t work.
And since this dilemma actually concerns my everyday life, I have given it quite a lot of thought. There are so many arguments I have used against myself and all of them, so far, have failed. For a very very very long time I could not find a single rational explanation as to why I would always pick looks over comfort in picking any item of clothing I would ever buy, yet I would do it over and over again. I was losing this battle and at the same time getting extremely frustrating with how dumb I was not to be able to break this ridiculous habit.
And then I realized – what if by choosing looks I am still choosing comfort? I know, I know, it sounds silly. Just hear me out.
I guess there is only one question – and it is not why we pick looks over comfort. Well, not exactly. The easier way to solve our dilemma takes a slightly less direct route. [Read more…]