When I get to heaven, I am going to get to hang out with Lori Neff. In the meantime, I’ve been following her adventures with a voluntary 30 day clothing “fast”, The 8 Challenge (inspired by the 6 items challenge recently going around, and this book).
Hearing Lori discuss this on the radio this morning, I was struck more by the comments of her colleagues. They, in the two weeks she’s been wearing only eight items, thought she looked fabulous! And she, although she admitted to missing color, had felt her use of accessories had kept her from feeling she was repeating the same outfit over and over.
So what can we learn from practicing the limited wardrobe?
- People don’t care if you wear the same thing over and over
- People do notice if what you wear looks good, much more than they notice if it’s different from what you wore last week
- Getting dressed is easier with fewer choices
- If you don’t have much, you better not get behind on laundry 😉
Last week was my first with my laundry strictly limited to my clothes and those belonging to the hero. Now the challenge becomes having enough dirty clothes to run a full load!