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?
(Photography by Maia Harms for LaTonya Yvette)