courtney likes wearing 33 items for 3 months at a time. caroline likes having 37 items at a time. ariana has 21 items total, including her wedding ring…in paris. leo is wearing the same outfit every day. i'm inspired by all of it!
for now, i'm choosing a small collection of clothing for each month out of my 50 items total. it's somehow exhilarating for me to see that little stack each month and know that i'm going to be just fine wearing those items all month long. i know it's weird to some, but that's ok. i like thinking and reading about minimalism and fashion, so it works for me. :)
i wasn't planning for this expirement to have any great summit of enlightenment, but it has been interesting to note the thoughts that have come from it. i have had a little spark of a thought quite a few times…that it is quieting to realize that this is all i need. i could do well with less really. my 50 total items are now recognizable luxury…functioning mostly to quell my whiney voice of boredom with the same pieces.
why do i get bored so easily? living elsewhere exposed the way my views are so culturally bound. we could recognize a person we knew well from a distance, because that hoody meant ben…or that polo shirt meant eric. jo was asked what she would possibly wear everyday... when she told a girlfriend she was going to be homeschooled…presuming the school uniform would no longer be in daily rotation. how freeing…all this sameness, i say! freedom from the need to constantly reinvent oneself…freedom from the desire to remove boredom from wardrobe…freedom from the expectation of others (in matters of the wardrobe, at least)…freedom from the need to consume…freedom for the wallet, for the mind.
and so…here i am…exercising the freedom to choose what i like from my own edited collection of pieces in my own closet. i've set no hard and fast rules…i can buy something if it is truly spectacular and ethical and worthy of the place something else holds at the moment. i very much try to wear only what was in my initial stack and i stay within my limited budget. i haven't bought any clothing for myself for a few months, and i don't feel deprived. i feel that i have what i need. i like what i have. i enjoy wearing what i have. i guess that was the un-mined goal all along, wasn't it?
have fun with your wardrobe-ing…and may it be educational. :)