Six Easy Pieces

“It is only you who can make you feel uncomfortable or awkward. I’ve found the whole experience really liberating.”

That’s one participant in theSix Easy Pieces, 31 Challenging Days” experiment chronicled in the New York Times. These women and men decided it was too time-consuming, too consumerist, too whatever to buy and keep closets full of clothes, so they chose six pieces to wear for one month (besides accessories, shoes and undies).

I thought the most telling outcome was that nobody noticed. Yes, in our image-conscious society nobody at work, no friends said, “Hey why are you wearing the same thing over and over?”

How liberating! And yet in an odd reverse way…. maybe that’s more fashionable anyway. One participant began quoting Coco Chanel who said “I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.”

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