So my first 20 days are over.
In case you are wondering what I am doing. I have challenged myself to wear a different outfit every day for 100 days and all without spending a money on clothes. I am shopping in my wardrobe every day.
When you consider that we wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time and I am now 20% of the way through this exercise I am assuming that I am about to head into unchartered territory of style. I am looking forward to wearing garments that kept falling into the ‘Not today’ territory. That piece that you pull out and place back. That is no longer a viable option, every autumn/winter item I have in my wardrobe will get worn at some time over the coming 80 remaining days.
Before anyone makes a comment, yes I know there are 22 outfits. Two days I had to get changed so I shared those outfits as well. So, come to think about t. It looks like I’ll now manage to wear 102 outfits in 100 days.
At first, I was not fully considering the impact my choices were having and based on some of the feedback I received I decided to step up my game. I am treating every day as special now and the unexpected impact it is having on my self-esteem is great. I never dressed poorly, but now focusing with such intent on my choices, planning my outfits and looking forward to my daily outfits is making me feel great. It’s so true, when you look good, you feel good.
I love the comments that I am hearing from so many people who are also now exploring what they have that is sitting idle in their own wardrobe. I am glad that this is encouraging you to ‘shop your own wardrobe’ too. What many of you may not know is that as I work from home, whilst I still get ready and do my hair and makeup every day I don’t dress always dress as if I am going into meetings, consultations or coaching each day.
This daily exercise of wearing a different outfit has me dressing up each day. The upside is I am enjoying getting ready each day. I am looking forward to what I can wear the next day and I am getting compliments from places I haven’t in the past. I am rediscovering clothes that haven’t been worn in ages, and in some cases, ever. I was all ready to dispose of an overcoat recently and due to our cold weather, I am ginally wearing it at night. These were all unexpected results.
What I have discovered is that I have a few pieces I rarely wear that I really really like. You will see more of my tunic, my tweed dress and my jeans.
I have also discovered that my latest purchase, really doesn’t suit me much…what a waste that money was.
I have also discovered that my accessories are gold. They are getting dusted off and used and reused to create interest in my outfits. Wait till you start seeing my scarves in the coming weeks. A scarf can completely change an outfit.
So, please, if you are enjoying watching this exercise, just give me a thumbs up or make a quick comment. It really does give me a boost.