A fashionable challenge: Day 11 and 12
Just remember: Reduce, reuse, recycle ... re-wear.
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 00:35
EMBARKING ON THE CHALLENGE: Before I knew the power of the gray dress/skirt.
I've discovered that the best item in my two-week collection is the gray dress/skirt. I've been able to wear it a few different ways, and there are probably still more ways to wear it.
And even though I've worn it more than any other item, people don't seem to notice. In fact, it's the one item that is the easiest to make it look new each time. One friend told me that she owns the same dress, and that I've inspired her to wear it in different ways.
It's a great reminder of how you can re-wear a lot of items in your closet, and make them look different by pairing them with other clothing items and accessories. For example, take a dress that you really like. You can wear it as a dress, put a tank top over it and it becomes a skirt, or wear it with a jacket or tights. That way you'll get more use out of it, and maybe won't feel like you need to go out and buy a whole new outfit.
Re-wearing is another "re-" verb to add to your eco-friendly dictionary. Just like reduce, reuse, rethink and recycle, re-wearing clothes is a way to remind us about the consequences of over-consumerism, and things we can do as consumers to reduce our waste.
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