From a fashion/tailoring perspective, this is why I tend to favor monochromatic classics — they’re practically undetectable! But take a chic and fashionable outfit — say a pair of marine blue slacks with a yellow cold-shoulder top, tied together with a mesh belt that sports a gold mermaid buckle. If that outfit is worn 4 days in a row, I can almost guarantee it will be remembered! Yet, one well made piece can be worn over and over, and a multitude of looks can be created, with just a few well chosen accessories. The bonus is that it takes so little effort and is completely free of decision fatigue.
Case in point: my one lovely dress has shown up now on this blog for 14 days. I wonder if you remember (without looking) what I was actually wearing on Day 4, or Day 9, or even Day 12? I imagine that if anything comes to mind it will be my purple beret, my pink scarf, my shawl collared jacket, or my jade necklace — rather than the dress itself. And, you’ve actually been interested enough to pay attention to my clothes these past 2 weeks! But in the normal run of a day we really aren’t all that interested in what others are wearing.
You may not think you’d want to wear the same dress for 100 days, but you might try wearing the same two or three outfits over the course of a couple of weeks and see if anyone notices! You might be surprised — even a bit dismayed — but you will definitely see that you don’t need as many clothes as you think you do! You might even find yourself stealthily sidling up to simplicity!
I think I’ll wear the same things the next 14 days, that I wore the last 14. But, I’ll check back in here, from time to time, to let you know how things are going with the 1 dress, 100 day challenge!