It occurred to me as I was editing yet another picture of me wearing a midi skirt and graphic sweatshirt that I might be in a sort of rut.
Rut is defined on dictionary dot com as a “fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising. Urban Dictionary, of course, pulls even fewer punches: “a low point in ones life. It can be boring, sad or frustrating.”
I mean yes, my summer look has definitely become somewhat of a “fixed or established mode,” but I am not really that bored, sad or frustrated.
Should I branch out? Possibly.
I did recently buy a mini skirt which, thankfully, looks great with a graphic sweatshirt. So while I am marginally growing as a person, I am generally quite happy down here in my rut.
I originally turned to the midi skirt/graphic sweat combo, because I felt like I was falling back on jeans and a tee too often and I looked sloppy. Now that felt like a rut. But this doesn’t.
I would argue that this combo works together to create the perfect outfit, which pulls it out of rut territory. Essentially it is the same as wearing jeans and a tee, but it’s sneaky about it. All it is is a comfy top and some bottoms. I’m hardly black-tie-ready over here, but I never feel like I’ve thrown in the towel.
When does a go-to look become rut? And can a rut only be self-defined or can it come from the outside? Is it possible to be in rut and not know it?
I mean it might be, but I’d say it is definitely one of those ignorance is bliss situations.
So if I am in a rut, I’m choosing not to see it that way. I believe that I simply have a clear and well defined look. And I do branch out. For instance as I sit here writing this I am wearing a midi dress. Totally different. And I have definitely not, never even thought about, wouldn’t ever wear it with a graphic sweat. Never.
There is nothing wrong with “having a look,” and until it starts feeling like a chore, or making you unhappy it’s not really a rut.
Flip through the links below to see some midi skirts and graphic sweats I would totally buy if, you know, I didn’t already have enough.