Emma’s Six Items Challenge
I am normally all on board for doing challenges, but was not looking forward to this particular one. I like choosing my clothes in the morning and I felt I might be judged for wearing the same clothes all the time. However, the challenge has been accepted so let’s see how this goes…
I chose to go simple and practical, as I think the more clothing stands out the more likely people are to notice if you’re wearing the same thing. One advantage on my side this week is that I am in and out of the office quite a lot with events. In fact, I wasn’t in the office all day, but at two different sewing workshops. I selected a striped t-shirt, jeans and my trusty black cardigan – one item I could never live without!
I stuck with my jeans and t-shirt combo, switching between stripes and plain white. With all the running around I was doing this outfit worked quite well. Although I have to say by day five I was quite bored of wearing jeans and a t-shirt! I’m not sure if anyone else noticed I was wearing the same clothing throughout the week. If they did, they didn’t say anything to me about it.
The weekend! I left myself two items for the weekend, just for a change up! However as it turned out I wasn’t very well and only left the house once. As my original jeans and cardigan were in the wash I selected alternative jeans and a blue cardigan (for a change) for my sole venture out.
Six items challenge completed and successful!
How I feel about the week…
I think I only managed to stick to this challenge because my work schedule called for a more relaxed dress code than usual. If I was having a typical week in the office I would have struggled with this challenge.
I am all in favour of not having an excess of clothing hiding in your wardrobe. Livia Firths 30 wear challenge is also something I believe in, whereby you only buy something if you think you’ll wear it at least 30 times. However I think six items are a bit too few to get by on. Not only would your clothes wear out extremely quickly, though maybe not if you had clothes designed for longevity, but six items is impractical in the colder months when you need to layer up to keep warm.
I am also surprised that no one made a comment about my wearing the same clothes throughout the week. Maybe simple goes unnoticed, but in a world where our personal fashion makes a statement about who we are, is that what you really want, to go unnoticed? We should buy less but buy better, investing in key pieces instead of many fast fashion items – but it would definitely need to be more than six!