Last year, right around this time, I read this article in the New York Times about this web challenge called Six Items or Less and felt super inspired. Now, I knew that there would be no way that I could go down to only 6 items in my wardrobe, nor did I have enough restrain and willpower to not shop for a year, like the folks that were doing the The Great American Apparel Diet. But, I did think that I could definitely simplify and weed out all of the crazy patterns and colors that were hanging in my closet. (Which to be honest, I didn’t feel comfortable wearing on a everyday basis, for fear of people noticing the repeat items). So I decided that wanted to come up with a daily uniform of sorts to make my mornings and life a little less hectic. That weekend I did a HUGE purge and and instuted a few self-inflected rules and guidelines for myself.
Black, White, Neural Base Colors & Denim
I allow color to enter my wardrobe thru accessories such as scarfs (that are a bit of a staple for me), sweaters and jewelry. That give me just enough splash of color to makes me feel fashion forward and current.
So, it’s coming up on a year, that I’ve instituted this system, and I have to say that it’s totally working for me! And it’s actually been quite freeing! Now, I know it’s not for everyone, and who’s to say that I’m not going to one day fall in love with an amazing colorful printed top that I absolutely “must have’, but for now it’s just the kind of simplicity that I need in my life. And you know what, I don’t think anyone’s ever noticed :-)