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I cannot even tell you how excited I was to slip into my jeans this morning! Jeans!
What I learned from all of this madness:
1. Six items is more than enough to have a varied wardrobe. When you think that there are millions of people world wide who would kill for six different things to wear, it bangs it home loud and clear that you really don't NEED all of those clothes in your wardrobe.
2. Autumn is all about layers and there is only so much layering six items allows you. If you are going to try this at home, might I suggest that you wait until the Summer months?
3. Six items or less is hard when you spend three days at work, and four days at home. My outfits were too dressy for home, too casual for work. A lose:lose really.
4. I am definitely rethinking the children's wardrobes this season and getting them far less than I have in the past. Less = less decision-making about what to wear = smaller piles of washing. I'm all for that!
5. I am having a 'spring clean' in Autumn and tossing anything in my wardrobe that I didn't miss over the last month.
6. Not one single person who sees me regularly seemed to notice that I spent the last month in the same clothes. Not one. I told my colleagues yesterday and they said: "Did you? Really? Everyday the same thing?". Just goes to show how little attention people pay to what you wear.
7. I think I over-wash. Usually I wear something once and it goes into the clothing hamper, but I snuck a couple of days in where my T-shirt may have been on one day more than was strictly legal, but with some decent over-night airing and deoderant, I got away with it.
8. Clothes aren't really made to be worn as frequently as I wore them this month. I had quite a few wardrobe malfunctions that required me to learn a bit of sewing! It was both horrifying and liberating to see myself on the couch hemming my pants or replacing a button. What is next? Darning socks?
9. Accessories are the bomb. I mean, any outfit can work with the right accessories. My wardrobe will be more about that in the future. Fewer clothes. More accessories.
10. Next time, should there be a next time, I am not going without my jeans. I think I will live in them for the next 30 days to make up for lost time.
I think I am going to adopt the six items or less for each category of my wardrobe - six dresses, six skirts, six pairs of longs, you get what I mean? Do you think you could do that?