Ta-da! Here it is, my final wardrobe of 6 items for the next month, beginning today, January 10.
Said wardrobe was finalized after much deliberation and a pile of clothing spread across my bed. I started with an idea of the breakdown of pieces I need – a pair of jeans and another pant, long and short sleeved shirt, jacket of some sort, and a skirt or dress.
I thought about going all pants and not having a skirt or dress – after all, it is winter. But we do have plenty of warm spells through our winter, and I love wearing skirts. Plus, I’m taking a 5-day press trip to Miami and St. Kitts at the end of the month – warm climates and a working trip which added considerably to my 6 Items or Less challenge!
I finally decided on selecting a dress that could also be worn as a top over jeans, giving it double duty. I actually have quite a few long tops that I wear as both shirts and dresses, and the versatility will be good for this experiment. Eventually I had it pared down to 10 items – in addition to this final six, I had a black top, a jersey sweater, another pair of pants, and a skirt. Getting it down from 10 to that 6 was tough. I also had to think about durability and what I might get the least sick of. So here are the final individual pieces:
So, that’s my wardrobe for the month – a pair of jeans, a pair of linen trousers, a lightweight long-sleeved white shirt, a short-sleeved green shirt for a pop of color, a brown/gray tweed tailored jacket, and a dress that can also be worn as a top for versatility (plus, I couldn’t leave out some kind of ethnic piece – just wouldn’t be me!).
For those of you who see me regularly, you are going to become very familiar with these clothes. But I bet you don’t get as sick of them as I’m sure I will!
Until next time…