I feel old, frumpy, and ugly in my clothes. I haven’t bought anything new in a while – I put on some weight and thought I would wait to buy new clothes until after I lost the pounds – but that’s not happening. How do I break out of this fashion rut?
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I hear this all the time. It makes sense if you’re truly on a weight loss plan. But, if your plan is like mine, the wishful thinking approach, you need new clothes right now! No matter what size we are, we always feel better in new clothes. Don’t go crazy, but get enough for 3 or 4 months. 2 bottoms, 4-6 tops, a sports jacket, a ¾ rain coat and a couple of pairs of shoes makes a very versatile wardrobe, assuming all these pieces co-ordinate. When you feel like you look good, you might just be incented to loose that couple of pounds! Julie Foley