The challenge: Go two weeks re-wearing the same six items of clothing.
The rules: Pick six articles of clothing to reuse throughout a two-week period. My wardrobe will be limited to these six items for the next two weeks (not including underwear, shoes and any accessories that I already own).
- Stretch dress that can also be worn as a skirt
- White v-neck T-shirt
- Black tank top
- Gym shorts
- Green cardigan
Today is the day I start my two-week fashion challenge. I've picked my six items, and will now have to get creative on making a new-ish outfit from these six articles of clothing each day for two weeks. (And really it's only five, because I can only wear the gym shorts to the gym and at home ... not to work or to dinner or to parties with friends.)
In participating in this challenge, I hope to make myself, and anyone who reads this, more aware of how heavily we consume things as a society, and the impact that has on the environment. I know that I could probably fill up two walk-in closets with nothing but clothes, half of which I don't wear or need. Not to mention all of the toiletries, jewelry, etc., that go unused and that I could live without.
Where do all of our things come from? When I buy a new shirt, I have to admit that I never stop to think about where it comes from: the materials, the production, the transportation to get it to the store and so forth. And I think it's important to remind ourselves of the fact that everything we buy comes from somewhere and will end up somewhere once we get rid of it. It's also important to consider how much we actually need something, or how happy it will really make us, before we throw it in the shopping bag to take home.
So follow me for the next two weeks to see what challenges (mentally and fashionably) I come up against as I attempt to put some creativity into my closet, and do more with less.
Check out my large clothing collection.
Here, I hold up each of the six items I'll be limited to for the next two weeks.