I have to say, this was a fun experiment, but I'm glad that starting tomorrow I don't have to take a picture of every outfit I wear :)
By the middle of the month, I had used a total of 30 articles of clothing, and I decided I was going to stick with those 30 and not add any more! Well, I mostly succeeded - I had one dress that I decided to wear, so I ended up with 31 total pieces and 31 different outfits. Here's what I wore:
|Day 31! All done!|
Okay, somehow I ended up with two #18's here and no #24... Well, you can probably figure it out!!
Since I realized today is also Five Favorites day over at Hallie's, I'll go ahead and share my 5 favorite outfits - 2, 5, 8, 18 (the first one), and 25. And I'm really glad I tried harder to mix and match - otherwise I probably would just have worn outfit #8 every week and not branched out a whole lot! I definitely have a better sense of what works with what, and now I REALLY know that I don't need to buy more clothes for this season. I need to do a better job of buying things that work with what I already have. While I don't know that I could ever go as minimalist as Laura, I think that I'm doing a better job of weeding out my closet and using what I already have.
Kelly is awesome and helped me sort through some of the logistics/practicality of implementing this on a long-term basis, especially with the kiddos. I'm still praying about whether I'm giving up pants altogether, particularly since come winter I don't know how I'll feel about it! But I'm definitely ready to give my shorts and most of my jeans up. The month-long trial worked - I'm absolutely more comfortable in skirts, I feel more ready to face anything, I feel more willing to leave the house because I look cute, and I feel more confident going out with "all these kids" because hey, who can fault me for having so many when I still look decent?
I have decided that my above-knee skirts aren't very practical for getting much of anything done that involves moving - they get hiked up WAY too high when I crouch down to play with the kids! So I'm on the lookout for a new denim skirt.
How about you? What worked? What didn't? Are there any permanent changes you're making based on how you've experimented this month? Leave a link or discuss in the comments! The link-up is open until August 14, so you've got plenty of time - I'd love to see what you came up with!