Ridiculous Outfit Monday Rules

You may know by now that I hate winter. Iowa winter, to be exact.

It’s cold. It’s gray. It’s cold. It’s snowy and icy. It’s cold.

To get through this winter (my fourth in Iowa), I have developed a ritualistic way to make it a little more cheery and give me a little more reason to get up on those dreaded Monday mornings: Ridiculous Outfit Monday.

The rules are simple:

1. Go into your closet.

2. Pull out one article of clothing that is colorful.

3. Blend the rest of your outfit around that single article, but in a way that makes you step out of your comfort zone.

4. The finished product should be office appropriate and make you happy. It should be colorful and experimental. Play with color combinations, patterns, layers, fabrics. Anything goes as long as the dress code gatekeepers won’t frown and write you up for the outfit.

5. Repeat each Monday.

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  1. Suresh P

     /  September 14, 2011

    Hi Shoshana,

    Posting against this topic so that you do not miss it.

    Extremely sorry about what you had to go through on Sep 11.

    Regarding these comments..

    Of course I spoke English I’m an American citizen, you asshole! Well, I left the expletive out.

    I am sure you know that there are lots of ‘naturalized’ American citizens who cannot speak english; probably your comment was in the heat of the moment.

    Sorry again what you had to endure.

    Suresh (an Indian)

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