Today's task is to identify the contexts for which we need clothing. I spend 40 hours a week or so working online. I sit in my comfortable ergonomic chair (which I covered with fabric covered with words) and look at a screen, thinking deeply and typing fast.
I could wear anything for this context. Unless it's true that in an Adventure Ready Chic wardrobe I would be more productive.
But I also go to meetings. I attend conferences and speak at them. I visit clients and potential clients. I want to look respectable for these occasions.
That's the work context.
I also have social events, go to church and choir practice, spend time with my family, and sometimes go shopping. I guess all of this fits into a social context.
Although shopping might sometimes have more in common with the context that includes cleaning the kitchen, planting stuff, and folding laundry. That would be the housewife context, I suppose. It's not social.
I sleep. I do that as much as I work, probably.
There is also a lot of lolling about knitting, reading, and watching Netflix.
And exercising, which sometimes takes place in nightgowns, sometimes in actual workout clothes, sometimes in the same things I wear for social events.
Actually, that's the issue. I wear much the same thing in every context. Somewhere in the middle of the context continuum I put on a jacket. A bit further along, I put on make up. Anything more formal, I would have to get a ball gown.
So for my first collection, I will go with work and social contexts. I will make nothing that I could wear to bed without discomfort, and nothing I would cheerfully wear to the gym.
Chances are I will still be okay wearing these things to sit on the sofa and read, but I will strive to feel overdressed if I do so.