As Inga mentioned in a previous blog, we have both decided to undertake the six items or less challenge – which means wearing nothing but the same 6 items for one month, not including underwear,shoes or jackets.
Why this madness? I feel strangely compelled to give it a go. At times I feel slightly claustrophobic when I look at my wardrobe. At times I spend a ridiculous amount of time putting on different outfits before I go to work.
So here goes!
After thinking long and hard over the last few weeks, I finally decided on my six items last Monday- which also happened to be the first day of the challenge. Needless to say I found it really difficult choosing. I am far from sure that they will be the right choices. Here are my chosen 6 items.
1 skirt + 1 t-shirt + 1 pair of jeans + 1 kowtow dress + 1 kilt dress + + 1 cardigan = my wardrobe for a month!
Progress report – Week 1
The week at work was pretty good – I can get dressed in 2 minutes which is great! Although I noticed today I spent twice as much time in front of the mirror trying to give myself a new hairdo and ferreting though the jewellery box…
The weekend was a bit trickier, I had to wash everything – so all I had to wear was my jeans and black cardigan. Fairly uninspiring! I really wanted to slip in a seventh item but my flatmate talked me out of it.
What I’ve discovered so far:
Forced to take a really close look at my wardrobe I now have a better understanding of what’s in it but shouldn’t be, and what’s not in it but should be!
Realising how few of my clothes I could handle wearing non-stop for a month, has been a bit of an eye-opener too. I’ve realised that when I go shopping to find something special but can’t, I buy something anyway just to go home with something new! From know on I am only buying things I love.