It's always been easy for guys to get ready as much as it has been hard for girls to do so. Guys spend a few minutes to pick an outfit while it takes hours for girls to find the outfit that'll call their names. You guys wonder why it takes so long for us to get ready since "there's nothing hard in picking a nice top and buttom and some shoes to match the outfit". What guys do not know is the struggle us women go through when having to get ready to go out.
Firstly, unless we decide what to wear the day before, or like 5 hours earlier, it's gonna take too long for us to make this hard decission later.
The thing about deciding what to wear is the following:
- It's true that we all have enough clothes in our closet, sometimes even more than enough but that's the thing. We have too many clothes for all types of occassions that we can't decide which outfit to wear between 10 or so outfits. So here comes the struggle.
- Let's say we decide on what top we wanna wear, then we have to choose between 5-7 different colors of pants/skirts/leggings that'll match the top. Or inverse. We choose a skirt, then we have to choose between 10-15 types of blouses/shirts/turtlenecks/...
- When we finally pick the perfect outfit to wear, that's definitely NOT the end of it. The accessories part comes next. Some girls love being fully accessorized as in, they love wearing earings, necklaces, bracelets and rings that match the outfit and that makes their look appear to be "fashionable". This is why,for some, it's a disaster if they can't find the right accessories to wear. Then comes the bags or purses. If there's no bag/purse that looks good with at least the top or the buttom, then the outfit is ruined and we have to find another outfit that'll go with the bag/accessories that we own.
- After the outfit is almost on point, the shoes part comes. Now here, my friends, comes the real struggle since we have to decide what kind of shoes look best with the outfit worn: whether we should wear heels, sneeckers, converse, flats or sandals, etc. And trust me, this part takes as long as the part with picking an outfit takes.
Secondly, it shouldn't take long for us to do our hair unless we have a bad hair day. Bad hair days are the worst since there are soo many hairstyles we can choose from. This could be a good thing - cause there's always a solution to bad hair, and a bad thing - cause it's gonna take us so long to do our hair in several ways until one actually looks good on us or until we figure out how a certain hairstyle is done.
And here are a few:
As you can see, us girls are artists in many many ways.
If we're having a bad hair day then it could take us even longer to do our hair than to get dressed. it sometimes takes me up to 30 minutes for it to be on point and for it to stay that way.
Thirdly, the makeover is a very essential part that cannot be skipped (depending on the occassion, of course). Putting on makeup requires concentration, focus and being calm and patient for the makeup to look as naturally and professionally as possible. I'm not gonna list the steps of putting on makeup or the products since that would take a couple of hours so i'm gonna leave you with the following pictures and let you guys figure out this kinda struggle:
The difference between getting dressed and putting on makeup is that we can simply take off the outfit and put on another one (okay, it's not that simple but still) while with makeup, if we mess it up or if there's too much going on there, it's gonna take too long to wash it off and to "paint our faces" again.
For girls like me - for instance - it takes me 5 minutes to "do my makeup" if it's not a "party" i'm going to since a black eyeliner is more than enough.
Not all girls get ready in that order but the steps and struggle of doing every stage is pretty much the same for everyone.
After reading this, I hope you guys finally understand what it's like for us to get ready. This is why, we have to be notified hours before,when you wanna go out, especially to a fancy place - that if you wanna be there on time. ;p
And I repeat, not all girls take this long to get ready and not everyone cares that much to look that 'perfect'. But I gotta admit, this does get annoying and you guys are right to be fed up with us taking that long to get ready but, oh well, in the end, it's worth it, right? ;)
This myTake is dedicated to my bud @ConsultantIsBack