Last month, Henry asked if I wanted to go clothes shopping. Perhaps he was worried that I had been wearing the same thing for a bit. I took pains to reassure him that I have more than one black turtle-neck sweater and wasn't wearing the same garment every day. I'm actually okay for clothes. I have plenty. In fact, I have more than I need. Because I have decided on a regular winter wardrobe, there are a lot of winter clothes that may never see the light of day again. They'll be going into the local charity shop drop box soon.
The summer wardrobe is much more colourful as I have not formulated an opinion on summer clothes yet. Despite wearing black a lot in the winter, I adore colour. Wearing bright orange in the summer makes me happy even if it isn't flattering.
I never made a conscience decision to just wear black turtle-necks. It just grew over time. Now years on, I have four or five (I think...I've never counted). Knowing what I am going to wear every day, takes the guess work and trauma out of getting dressed. If one gets dirty while cooking or if I slop something on my front, I just change into a clean one and keep going.
I realised last week that Steve Jobs also did this and delving deeper there are others/ It does just release you from so much of what the fashion industry throws at a person. Find what you like, get a bunch of them and just wear that. If you like it and are convinced that it is a flattering garment then . . . . then nuts to everything else.