I decluttered my closet about a year after retiring early, but kept some of my ‘execu-wardrobe’ for board meetings and special occasions. Then the pandemic hit and I stopped dressing up for much of anything. I just needed to put a collared shirt on over my fleece pajama pants when I was on Zoom.
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Now I’m finding I need to go shopping for dress clothes again.
I went out-of-town for a board meeting this week and felt like most of the ‘work’ clothes in my closet are looking a bit old. I haven’t worked full-time in 5 years and probably bought most of them 2-3 years before that. That’s 7-8 years old. Some are a bit frayed here & there, or the dress shirts have been through the starchy dry cleaner too many times.
Before my next round of meetings, I think I will get a couple sport coats, 2-3 nice pairs of pants, and a few new button-down shirts. It would be nice to have everything in my ‘dress up’ wardrobe up-to-date before the holidays and other events pop up.
How much of a ‘dress up’ wardrobe do you keep in retirement?