I read an interesting story on The New York Times website the other day: “Shoppers on a ‘Diet’ Tame the Urge to Buy“.
The article highlights Six Items or Less, a recent challenge of frugality. Its website does not state the philosophy behind this experiment, but to me it’s a jab at consumerism. I call it apparel dieting: Putting to use what you’ve got and making the most of what you have. An apparel detox, if you will. To me the challenge attempts to curb the desire to purchase, and ultimately expunge materialism. It’s a tall order, but one I can absolutely appreciate.
There’s still room to be fashionable, too. The challenge allows for unlimited accessories, underwear, workout wear, shoes, and heavy coats. Below are pieces of my own I would choose as my six items.
What would you select from your closet?