Louisa at The Really Good Life, has set herself the challenge of only buying 12 items of clothing in 2011.
I am sooo up for this. I have a lot of clothes. They are mostly op-shopped, but I still have more than is strictly necessary.
I've already bought one item this month, a dress to wear to a wedding in April, so that's January's quota taken care of.
Louisa's exceptions list is very sensible and I see no reason to change it.
- Essential footwear – new sports shoes when the old ones die, gumboots or essential footwear for safety, anything else is part of the 12.
- Essential underwear – bras and undies are exempt but on a replacement basis only. Hosiery is exempt but purchases will be minimal.
- Gifts - gifts of clothing are exempt but I will not solicit clothing as gifts.
- Stuff I make myself - I can sew and despite recent decluttering continue to have a good fabric supply. If I need it, I should be able to sew it.