One dress, one week
While I’m in the challenging mood I’ve got something new for you.
I’ve been on a decluttering mission
this year for the past three years as you know. To be honest, I don’t feel like I’m getting very far, but perhaps I should stop and think what zero waste towers looked like at the beginning of the year.
Lots of things seem to have left the building, but I’m convinced ‘stuff’ breeds overnight too.
My wardrobe seems to be like that. I clear it out and more clothes appears. As if by magic (or perhaps by the call of the charity shop that lures me when I’m in town to buy a few potatoes and carrots).
Anyway, I’ve set myself a challenge.
I’ve been dreaming recently, not of a white Christmas, but of a capsule wardrobe.
The trouble is, me and ‘putting outfits together’ just don’t seem to gel. It’s more of a hit and miss affair.
While some people effortlessly put outfits together that scream STYLE I tend to pull out the same favourite items and suffer from ‘too much clothes but nothing to wear’ syndrome.
I go through phases of ‘I don’t care’, live in jeans and t-shirts for a week and throw things into the charity pile, but actually I DO care.
I’m craving a look and I don’t know what it is.
So I’m giving up my jeans for a week and swapping them for a dress.
One dress; for the entire week.
If I don’t want to look like I haven’t changed for seven days I’m going to have to get creative and start teaming the dress with other things in my wardrobe. I was inspired by the Uniform project last year. In this challenge, Sheena Matheiken wore the same dress (well she had 7 identical ones) for 365 days. She had to make it look unique every day and wasn’t allowed to buy anything new. She accesorised with clothing that was either vintage, handmade, reused or donated to the project.
The challenge was both an online fundraiser, raising money to send underprivileged kids to school through the Akanksha Foundation and a statement about responsible consumerism.
The thing is, when it comes to fashion, Sheena has more creativity in her little finger than I have in my entire being AND she is a lot more daring with her fashion choices than me.
I don’t suppose anyone wants to join me do they? You don’t have to wear a dress, it can be anything from your wardrobe that you’re not making enough of. (glad to hear that my dear male readers?)
Next week I’ll share more reasons WHY I want to do this challenge and then I’ll get on with doing the do.
The week after that I’ll share my results and you can tell me which outfits you like best and let me know how you’ve got on too.
Who’s ready to go shopping in their wardrobes?