Because I still haven’t unpacked all of our boxes after our crazy month of April, I’ve been living on a few pairs of pants and the above tops for the last three weeks. And you know what? It feels fantastic. I’ve got the basic separates: plaid, stripes and solids — what more do I need?
The truth? Very little. I’ve been accessorizing the same outfits in different ways and am surprised to see that I really don’t miss those extra boxes of clothes. As someone who rarely likes to wear the same outfit more than once (this is a terrible habit, I know), I thought it would be much harder to live with just ten items of clothes. But to be honest, it’s freeing.
No more starting at a stuffed closet with “nothing to wear.” No more piles and piles of obscure laundry waiting to be washed. No more pings of guilt when I open my closet door to see items I haven’t donned in months.
Living with less feels really good right now. I don’t know how long it will last, but I want it to stick for as long as it can. I’m considering this my challenge: to keep my extra clothes in those boxes as long as I can. I’ll keep you posted.