When I was in highschool, I ironed my clothes the night before school almost every night. As I’ve gotten older, I realized the power in a portable steamer. The ease of having clothes you take to the dry cleaner and hang until their worn. That iron-obsessed part of me still lives in my late 20s, but lately, more frequently, I like the idea of wearing wrinkled pieces that I can run and roll with. Things I can ride the train with and just be in….
Silks and basic teachers are perfect examples of clothing that you can just be in.
I remember when an ironing board kind of felt like a luxury! And in many ways, I miss the real press of an iron–the steam escaping and the scent, the warmth when you put it on afterward. Do you iron your clothes?
Wearing a vintage skirt (similar here and here), Stan Smith Adidas, Linea Germania silk scarf, Primecut Bucket Bag c/o Garmentory
(Photography by Maia Harms for LaTonya Yvette)
In high school I was OBSESSED with ironing. I even started ironing my bed sheets and my friends thought it was the craziest thing ever. I went to a catholic boarding school so "cleanliness is next to godliness" was an actual thing. We all had to look prim and proper all the time.
I don't iron my clothes anymore. Ever. In middle school and high school I used to iron clothes for other people. Was a nice way to earn some cash. I ironed so many clothes back then I hate it now, lol.
I don't iron my clothes but I do know how. I don't think my kids know what an iron is. It's partly because it's a safety issue with kids around, and partly because I just can't be bothered.