My lovely friend/mother-in-law introduced me to the 80-20 Principle which, applied to one's wardrobe, says that 80% of the time, people wear only 20% of their clothes. I haven't calculated the percentages in my own closet, but I'm definitely making an effort this week to improve the ratios. Yesterday's red and white blouse is an example. Today's outfit is also part of this effort. I'm not sure I can wear 100% of my clothes 100% of the time, but maybe I can wear 100% of my clothes at some point this year. This is likely to be a challenge for me, especially since all I want to wear lately is my newly thrifted red plaid shirt. And all I want to do is eat banana pancakes. But that's a different story.
Do you think the 80/20 principle holds true for you?
- weather: cool with a few rain showers
- dress, cost about $60, divided by the 3 times I've worn it = approximate current cost per wear = $20
- booties, accpw $20
- cardigan, accpw $5
- necklace, accpw $10