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I wore 1 skirt every day for a week.
Here's the verdict...

"Though it may sound counterintuitive, having fewer choices can promote happiness. This is because the more options you have, the more opportunities you have to regret the choice you've made."
 
- Harvard Health Publishing

The re-wearing challenge

Hi Bamboo Body community!

My name's Daria, and I'm a marketing coordinator here at Bamboo Body. So, I did something a little unconventional last week... I decided to wear the same skirt every single day. And now, I'm here to share my thoughts on re-wearing one item repeatedly through the week.

In a world where it feels like we're always chasing after the next big thing, especially when it comes to our wardrobes, it's so easy to overlook the gems we already own. We've all been there, buying that trendy piece only to let it gather dust in our closet. But what if we took a moment to appreciate and re-wear what we've got? That's exactly what I set out to do. I picked one trusty skirt from Bamboo Body collection—the Cate skirt in a classic navy— and challenged myself to style it differently for a whole week.

Before I dive into the outfits, let me give you a bit of background about me. I'm all about sustainable fashion and keeping my wardrobe minimal but versatile. I split all my clothes in two seasonal capsules (summer + winter), ensuring everything matches perfectly within each. How can I describe my style? Timeless, classic, and easy to mix and match, making those busy mornings a tad easier. Plus, being a mum means I'm always on the go and want to feel comfy.

Benefits of repeating the same outfit

Why do I believe everyone should get into the habit of re-wearing their clothes? I'm glad you're curious because this simple practice brings a wealth of benefits.

 

  1. Great for Our Planet: Each time you choose to re-wear an outfit instead of reaching for something new, you're cutting down on water usage, carbon emissions, and overall waste. It's a simple yet powerful way to show some love to our environment.

  2. Sparks Creativity: Limiting your choices doesn't limit your style; it does the opposite! Re-wearing outfits pushes you to mix and match pieces in ways you might not have thought of before, unleashing your inner fashion designer.

  3. Adds Structure to Your Wardrobe: Having go-to outfits or pieces that are versatile and well-loved makes getting dressed a breeze. It simplifies your morning routine and ensures that your wardrobe is filled with items you truly enjoy wearing. Pro tip: take photos of your outfits and save them to a separate album on your phone for an easy access!

  4. Saves Money: Think of all the savings when you maximise the wear out of every piece! This approach encourages you to invest in quality over quantity, leading to long-term savings.

  5. Promotes Mindful Consumption: By re-wearing your outfits, you're taking a stand against the fast fashion cycle. It fosters a mindset of valuing what you have, leading to more thoughtful purchases in the future.

  6. Boosts Confidence: When you find creative ways to wear the same piece, it not only showcases your personal style but also builds confidence in your fashion choices. Knowing you look great in a curated wardrobe that reflects your values is truly empowering.

  7. Encourages a Minimalist Lifestyle: Embracing the re-wear philosophy is a step towards minimalism, where less is more. This lifestyle can extend beyond your wardrobe, helping you reduce clutter and focus on what's truly important in life.

  8. Enhances Your Signature Style: Wearing the same outfits allows you to refine and define your personal style. Over time, you'll become known for your unique look, making a statement without saying a word.

Now, let's talk about the elephant in the room: the washing. We all know cutting down on washing is better for our planet, but it's easier said than done, right? Well, here's the thing—if your clothes are actually dirty, please wash them. But if it's just a pair of jeans you wore once or a dress with a tiny spot, let's get creative. Spot cleaning or even the old jeans-in-the-freezer trick can work wonders. And if you're like me, rotating the same outfit or piece for a few days at the office can be totally doable and discreet.

One of the coolest parts of this challenge? Getting creative with outfit combos. It's amazing how limiting your options to just one skirt or top can spark so much creativity. Plus, it's been proven that less choice equals less stress. So, embracing this minimalist approach not only boosts your creativity but also helps you tread more lightly on the earth. Win-win, right?

So, here's the rundown of my week with the Cate skirt. And honestly, looking back, I could easily swap in other pieces like the Essential skirt, the Lana long skirt, or our Essential pants.

Outfit #1: Work + City Stroll

Teamed the Cate skirt with the bamboo Scoop singlet, denim jacket, and sneakers.

Outfit #2: Office Day

Paired it with a white tee (check out our Classic crew neck tee or a Margot top for extra sun protection).

Outfit #3: Sport Chic

Styled it with the navy scoop singlet, sweatshirt, and sneakers for a laid-back vibe.

Outfit #4: A Splash of Colour

Added the Eadie top in magenta to brighten things up.

Outfit #5: Date Night

That Friday night I went for a one-shoulder top, shirt, and heels for a bit of glam.

Outfit #6: Beach Day

Kept it casual with a bikini, beach bag, and oversized shirt.

Outfit #7: Girls Brunch

Got creative and wore the Cate skirt as a top with my favourite white Esential pants.

Next time I'll try this "top" with blue jeans!

After a week, I was honestly amazed at how versatile and loved the Cate skirt felt. It's such a joy to see clothes being cherished and worn to their fullest. At Bamboo Body, we're all about creating those essential pieces that you can easily mix and match for any occasion.

I'm super excited for you to try this out for yourself. Go on, pick that piece you've been neglecting and give it a new life. Don't forget to share your journey with us on social media. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

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