Multi-tasking can be good, like meditating while the water boils for a pot of tea, reading on the elliptical machine at the gym, or emptying the dishwasher during a commercial break. However, it can also be a terrible idea. Texting while driving, answering your cell phone during yoga, or using your yoga class as a bendier, sweatier version of Match.com.
When it comes to clothing, I’m a believer that multi-tasking is great. For instance, while studying abroad in college, I bought a piece of fabric in Kenya. First, I hung it on the wall in my dorm room, then I wore it as a sarong. Next, it became a tablecloth, and, finally, a scarf. Snicker all you like about a gal who wants to wear a tablecloth around town, but I call it being “resourceful.” (Shhhh, if you’re quiet you can almost hear the exasperated sigh of Om Mama).
a couple, a few, 10 years, and I am still pulling off (and putting on) the same creative dressing antics. My latest inspiration is a skirt-scarf-thingy that I bought at lululemon a couple weeks ago. Ever since, I’ve been incorporating it into my wardrobe on and off the mat.