I remember when I was in high school, I hated wearing a uniform. The same thing, day in and day out…kinda blah. What happened to be boring for me turned into a crusade for Sheena Matheiken. She “pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion” for The Uniform Project. Though she wore the same dress (there were seven of them for each day of the week), she did spruce it up and get creative with accessories.Check out her fab hat!
The Uniform Project is also a fundraiser where proceeds will be used to provide uniforms and take care of educational costs for children in India. A woman with a good heart and good tips, too. Here’s one of them…
Shop your closet. “There are so many things in your closet that are just sitting there buried and completely forgotten. There are many things you can do in terms of layering — little things you can add to change a silhouette, like a belt, or adding layers underneath a dress or over it — that can completely change a look. And, very often, it’s something that’s already in your wardrobe. You don’t need to buy new things. Just by throwing around a few things in different permutations, you can create a very different look.”
I love this tip, of course, and am sure that wearing the same dress for a whole year would solve the problem of finding something to wear. Could you do it? One little, black dress for 365 days?
On May 1, 2010, Sheena Matheiken jumped into a *new* dress.