Nicki Anderson

Garanimals for Adults?

By Nicki On September 23, 2013 Under Aging Gracefully, Healthy Aging
Princess Kate is that friend.

Princess Kate is that friend.

 

We’ve all got that friend. Or  maybe, you’re that friend. The one that effortlessly puts together outfits no matter what the occasion and always looks fantastic. Whether it’s a quick run to the store, or out for a casual evening with friends, every outfit is fab and flawless. How do they do it?

There is not a single fashion gene in my genetic makeup. Nope, when it comes to fashion, a comfy pair of jeans and t-shirt is my go-to wardrobe. I’ll push the limits and wear it as often as I can.

I have been known to have friends over only to look through my closet and help put outfits together.  When I’m forced to shop, I’m a mannequin shopper. I see what looks cute on a mannequin and I find the pieces and like magic, I’ve got an outfit. However, that doesn’t always work in my favor as mannequins have no boobs, hips, waist or butt.

As fall brings it cool nights and temperate days, I’m thrilled to make the shift from t-shirts to sweatshirts and jeans. Trust me, it’s a wee bit traumatic making that shift, fashion change is tough for me. However, I adore comfort.  At this stage of the game, it’s function over fashion. Did I mention I adore black? ‘Sigh’

I know how to be comfortable, but fashion, not so much.  Even with my workout gear I look boring. I have a friend who always looks adorable. Me, I look like I’m going to work out somewhere in my basement but hey, I’m comfortable.

You know what I would love? If someone would create Garanimals for adults. Remember Garanimals?  It’s a clothing line designed to help Moms mix and match their children’s clothing. Hello? What about adults?

How cool would that be?  Just match up little tags and in no time at all, you’ve got  a wardrobe requiring zero fashion sense, simply the ability to match animals on the tags.

But wait a minute, why not adultify(I don’t think it’s a word, but it makes my point) Garanimals? Instead of animals it could be Garwineables. You match Merlot tags with Merlot tags, Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. Or what about matching region tags with bottles of wine tags. Ooh, I might be on to something. Just remember, you heard it here first!  Not to mention, I could handle that kind of shopping!

How I love black. Easy, timeless.

How I love black. Easy, timeless.

So what about you? Are you the one who can throw anything on and look fabulous? Or like me, are you clinging tight to function over fashion?

If you’re like me, I have found a couple of  fun sites that make shopping, or getting  ideas about fashion manageable, Polyvore, Stich Fix.  If you’ve found others, please share I need all the help I can get.

 

Here’s to never wishing for more time, rather making the most of it.

 

Nicki

8 comments - add yours
Kathy Radigan

September 23, 2013

I love the idea of Garanimals for adults!! Simple, grab and go works for me. When I was pregnant with my first child I remember buying something like a wardrobe in a box, I think it was four or five pieces that all went together and you could mix and match, of course in black!! I loved this!! Lol! Thanks for a fun read!!

Nicki

September 24, 2013

Kathy, I think we should write to Garanimals! 🙂

AlexandraFunFit

September 23, 2013

I am somewhere in the middle. I love to be comfy, yet also love to look as good as possible when I’m going out. Sadly, I have no suggestions for you, unless you can talk a friend into making outfit picture sheets for you of the clothes you have in your closet.

Nicki

September 24, 2013

Oooh Alexandra, I love that idea. Stitch Fix actually does that. They send you outfits with little tags that show you different ways you can wear them. It’s brilliant, especially for me!

dollfriend

September 24, 2013

I buy Denim & Co. jeans, in all different colors, get blouses & tops to match and then find Rykas to go with them. Comfortable, but not really fashionable! 😀

Nicki

September 24, 2013

I’ll have to look at the Denim and Co. Sounds rather Garanimalish. 🙂

Ginger Robertson

September 25, 2013

Hi Nicki,
I’m in the middle too. I work in a University setting, so I do have to dress for work but it’s not too bad. And, I’m fairly good at pulling an outfit together. But the idea of a Grananimals for aduts is not bad at all.

Nicki

September 26, 2013

Thank you Ginger. I think it would be popular! Perhaps I should make it my next entrepreneurial adventure!