Fifty Items Style Challenge – Spring 2016
I began my spring wardrobe sort as per normal, I dumped all the clothing onto my bed and sorted through with an aim to put most of the winter clothing away and bring all my spring summer clothing front and centre so I can get to it easily. Saving me time in the mornings!
But, I was inspired by a recent post on facebook from earlier this month and a growing feeling that I have too much stuff and not enough time.
So I have challenged myself to dress from my wardrobe for 3 months, with just fifty items. 50.
I like variety and my style personality is creative. It is not going to be easy.
I decided I cannot include shoes, accessories or scarves in the 50.
To be realistic, I have not included exercise wear, sleepwear or underwear.
My preparation has been like this:
Sort out wardrobe ( 2 hours)
All clothing items were put into 4 categories;
Keep – winter clothing & sentimental pieces. Put into storage and do not touch.
Sell – I’m taking mine to the local carpark market each piece is $5 and what doesn’t sell goes to charity on the way home. tip: If you have really valuable items, sell on gumtree, eBay or one of the many consignment second hand stores or websites
Donate – Charity op shops or friends
Trash –If the items are damaged beyond repair or I would not pay money for them if myself in an op shop.
Only put back 50 items. Make sure they coordinate with one another an reflect my personal style. They must fit my body shape as it is right now.
My Fifty Items are:
5 pairs of pants
4 pairs jeans
4 pairs shorts
Special exemptions :
2 uniform polos – one for basketball one for work.
5 basic cotton tops for around home or underneath clothing.
I have reduced my shoes and accessories etc by about 50%.
Buying something new means one thing must immediately go out to charity / trash / sale.
Wish me luck.
If anyone would like to join me in the fifty item challenge, use the hashtag #fiftyitems or #vivaps
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