"Do you have a lot of clothes?", Lina asked me the other day. "Umm... yes... I do... or what do you mean, a lot?", I replied. "Well, do you have a lot?", she specified. Off I went to explain the amount of space I have reserved for my clothes, and as I was doing so, I realised how ridiculous I sounded. I am sure compared to Mariah Carey I don't have many clothes at all, but as my current situation stands, and my double-doored wardrobe, two chests of drawers, a walk-in-closet and two other closets are not enough, I guess I do have a lot of clothes.
Today I started to think that perhaps I have been hoarding clothes because I have trouble defining my style. I try all sorts of styles, and even though I find my experiments awarding, they don't necessarily say much about me. Then take someone like Lina, for example: She confesses that she does not have many clothes, but she has one of the most distinct styles I have ever come across. Whatever she wears, she looks exactly as she should. She never looks out of place in her clothes. Her style compliments her personality in a way that I find astounding. She was photographed for the street style section of Helsingin Sanomat about a year ago, wearing random things she had just thrown on in about 10 seconds because she had to run across the street to meet a friend. Give me 10 seconds to decide what to wear, and I will suffer a nervous breakdown.