If you've been reading many of the fashion forums lately you probably have seen some discussion for the "global experiment" entitled SIX ITEMS OR LESS.
A group of worldwide bloggers set out last month to "examine the power of what we don't wear" by limiting their wardrobe to only six pieces for an entire month (undergarments and accessories not included). When the founders set out with this experiment they didn't want to made a statement (only) about consumerism, but were mainly just open to see what people around the world would make of it. How they would react. What would they wear. What would they not wear. What would they talk about. If other people notice.
Many said that although the people around them daily could barely tell that they were wearing the same thing (as they would spruce up each outfit with various accessories) but the blogosphere and media outlets definitely noticed. Magazines like Marie Claire, TV and radio talk shows from The View and Martha Stewart, and plenty of news programs have been talking about the "Six Items or Less" movement for the past month.
Not only is it an interesting idea...but for the travelers out there - it's a perfect way to pack light! If you're interested in taking this month-long challenge, then what better time than this summer when so many people are on vacation. I'm a big believer in CARRY-ONS ONLY when I fly...so only 6 pieces of clothing would make this a lot easier. Many European countries take the entire month of August off for vacation (i.e.: "Ferragosto" in Italy) and I can definitely see some "stylistas" out there rocking some of these basic pieces with various accessory flair. Nevermind all the amazing shoes you could work. *ahem, all the in-season Jeffrey Campbell Woodies!
Because the first "Six Items or Less" experiment got so much attention that they're running another month-long experiment towards the end of summer. Check out the site to SIGN UP. And be sure to SHARE a comment with a link to any of the 6 pieces or looks you put together!!!
SOJOURNISTA'S PICKS FOR 6 ITEMS:
1. Lorelei Top :: ALLSAINTS.COM
2. We the Free V-Neck Lace Trim Tank :: FREEPEOPLE.COM
3. KNT by Kova & T Striped Blouse :: URBANOUTFITTERS.COM
4. J Brand 10" High Rise Zips Japanese Twill in Charcoal :: REVOLVECLOTHING.COM
5. Citizens of Humanity Collin High Rise Skirt :: SHOPBOP.COM
6. 7 For All Mankind Roll Up Jean Shorts :: SHOPBOP.COM