I'm going to tee up this conversation with two quotes. I find quotes are excellent at saying succinctly what can take pages upon pages to convey. They also get one in the right frame of mind to better understand a concept.
“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” Pablo Picasso
“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali
If your closet is full, and you’ve nothing to wear, then I bet it’s because of one or two reasons. And more likely yet, a combination of both. You’ve either bought the wrong pieces or there’s something holding you back from just diving in and being at ease in your style. From the daily conversations I have with people, that inability to be simply “at ease” with their choices, with themselves, is a huge part of the problem. These talks always have me digging around to unpack from where these inhibitions are born. Most come from established notions of what is good taste. And after conversing, most inevitably find that pushing, poking and questioning these notions leads to true curiosity and interest. A desire for friction - and what we call "The Good Ick".
To better illustrate this, I’m going to do a deep dive here on white clothing items - as they’re usually fraught with rules about seasonality, transparency, and functionality.
Sometimes the easiest way to push yourself creatively is to work in your “antonyms” - those are the items of clothing that, on the surface, appear to be the opposite of what your outfit is conveying. This is a good example here: