“What should I wear to my Alexander Technique lesson?” My answer: ‘Wear what’s comfortable. Nothing special or particular is required.’ However, I do have a few directives for my own daily dressing:
No more heels. Hallelujah!
Denim on occasion, not everyday.
Natural fibers only. Cotton and linen are go-to’s, with some wool, if it is soft and light.
Camisoles exclusively. Read: NO bras.
Comfy Shoes: Easton Shoes on Kenny Road. Owners Lenny and Marcia Comeras travel the world to bring Columbus the finest in footwear. Finn Comfort, Hartjes, Thierry Rabotin, Mephisto, are a few of the brands carried. Bi-annual sales make these shoes affordable.
Denim: Just wear Second Yoga jeans, and forget about it. You can get a committee-selected* pair at Cheesecake Boutique in Upper Arlington. Pay the money and don’t blink. * (Staff weighs in on the best look and fit. No baggy butts allowed! Very fun retail experience, which says a lot, coming from shopping-averse me.)
Natural Fibers: Still working on this one, and relying on friends for assistance. Current-Paris-resident, Julie Donnell, swears by anything Eileen Fisher. This line is way out of my price range, and I have yet to purchase any of their pieces. Sales do exist. Susan Petry is gifted at finding fine fabric pieces in thrift stores and second-hand shops, so that’s always an option. (see photo’s aqua scarf for an example of the treasures that await your next thrifting expedition)
Camisoles: A clearance rack at Anthropologie in the Short North District provided me with the best-ever-camis. They don’t roll up my torso, and have one side v-neck, the other scooped. Shelf-bra tops are an excellent alternative to camis and can be found at my favorite location for a mammogram, The Stephanie Spielman Breast Center. The lobby houses a gift shop! amoena is the brand name.
Have a rollicking good time shopping your way to comfort——-