Great Wake Up Blog: Week #43
This week's challenge was short and not so sweet - wearing the same outfit for a week.,,
This week's challenge was short and not so sweet - wearing the same outfit for a week...
I'll be entirely honest - I did not do this challenge in the full way expected. I understand that it was an experiment in pushing boundaries, and seeing how we could actually go while being a bit uncomfortable.
I could not do it. It's partly because I work in an office and meet with students and do a lot of active stuff that means that washing and ironing one shirt over and over for the next night, but a large part of it is sheer discomfort when it comes to actually wearing the same thing over and over again. I'm aware that public image and appearance is a socially constructed problem, but it's also hygiene and my own enjoyment of experimenting with my image for each day, even to a minor degree as changing the colour of my shirt or my trainers.
As a concession, I kept my 'studying at home' wardrobe the same for the whole week, as when I'm sat reading, writing, and thinking for hours at a time, comfort is paramount and I can easily do that. But living in one outfit for a week? If I had to do in order to survive or in an emergency, I could do it, but as a choice? As a choice when I have work and a social life and personal preferences? It was a bit too hard for me this time around.
Aah, well - onto next week then...