|My entire wardrobe for the month|
|I lived in this sweater|
Despite my initial excitement about the concept, the first week of the challenge found me, well, foundering. I wasn't really feeling it & then the pressure to post the selfies of my outfit of the day made me more self-critical of my appearance than I've been in a while. I feel like my self-confidence actually took a little bit of a hit, which wasn't exactly my intention, & totally conflicts with the purpose of the feminist selfie project.
|Attempting a 40s vibe|
By the second week, I was enjoying the simplicity of a reduced wardrobe. My drawers are all well organized & it's easy to find something to wear. I'm not digging through a pile of things I don't really wear very often to find my favourites. It inspired me to prune my sock collection (I tossed many that I haven't found matches for in ages, as well as donating at least a dozen that don't fit well) & donate some of the clothes that used to just take up space in my drawers.
|The white blouse, worn once|
In the third week I started to miss some of my clothes that hadn't made the cut. I also regretted including three skirts, as I hadn't worn any of them by day 19. I blame the weather, to some extent. November got a little colder than usual toward the end of the month. This was also a serious adjustment for me, as I have A LOT of clothes to choose from & I honestly wear a wide variety of them. There are definitely some that sit around unworn most of the time, but I really do wear a lot of my wardrobe.
|It's all about the scarves|
Now that I've completed the closet remix challenge, I'm fairly sure that I'll continue editing my wardrobe & trying to keep it much smaller than it has been. There is definitely something liberating about having less clothing. But I won't be sticking to just 30 pieces anytime soon. I think it would be possible to have a 30 piece capsule wardrobe some day, but I don't have 30 pieces I want to limit myself to at this point.
On the whole, I think this challenge was definitely worth doing & I may do it again another season. What about you? Did you play along? Do you think you could live with just 30 pieces in your wardrobe?
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