I have lots of clothes. Even though I have cleaned out closets and gotten rid of things I don’t wear, I still have lots of clothes. I like clothes. I like choice. So, although I don’t want spare supplies, toiletries, food, I do want spare clothes., but I no longer buy anything new unless I get rid of a similar piece. Just bought new tennis shoes, but tossed an older pair that I had for 10 years. Yep, I keep my clothes for a long time.
With that introduction, I have to tell you about a blog I just found. Kristy Powell, the author, is wearing one dress for one year in order to protest the ideas and motivations behind how and why we wears clothes. The blog is named, appropriately enough, One Dress Protest, Fasting from Fashion. She is 228 days, as of yesterday, into this experiment. I could not do it.
Nope, no way. Although I have a simplified wardrobe (the same knit top in every possible color is my basic piece), I like variety. Some days it’s skirts, some days pants. In the winter I have a variety of jackets and coats. And, of course, all those shoes.
But I’m planning to check in with this blogger and see how she does as the year heads into the last quarter. I’m adding her to my blog roll.