What We Can Learn From TLC’s “I’ve Got Nothing to Wear”

2017-08-18T13:19:59-04:00July 7th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

Said Sir Thomas Browne, "We carry with us the wonders we seek without us." Dream, dream, I want to dare, I want to dream, but how? Good question, and TLC's "I've Got Nothing to Wear" offers some ideas. Figuratively, not literally, so stay with me. In this six-part summer series, a professional stylist assigns the guest's clothing to one of two categories: salvageable and non-salvageable. The non-salvageables are sent to the "chop shop" where three designers have been assigned to cull, rip, redesign, and resew these items into fresh, fashionable pieces (e.g. an outdated pair of slacks might become an evening gown). In the meantime, the stylist shops with the guest for 4-5 classic items to complement the salvaged clothing. When the stylist creates a "look book" which shows the student how to mix and match the salvaged clothes, the newly-purchased classics, and the revamped pieces, the wardrobe refashion is complete. I'm not suggesting that each of us begin personally redesigning our clothing, though NikiShell's Wardrobe Refashion can help you do precisely that, but rather to propose that the premise of "I've Got Nothing to Wear" can help us to identify some tools available to us as we dream.