April 5, 2013

One Pair of Pants

For the past month I have been suffering from an allergic reaction which caused me to break out in a nice mass of hives. In turn, the medication I was taking for the hives caused my immunity system to go down the tubes and I caught a nice cold. My sense of style has gone out the window and I've only been interested in being as comfortable as possible. So for 30 days I've been wearing the same pair of pants...and no one seems to have noticed.


The chosen pants are a pair of dark gray yoga pants from The Girls which are super soft, comfortable and non-wrinkling (with tummy control!). They don't show dirt and I only wash them every few days. In short, the ideal pair of pants.

I really thought that wearing the same pants every day would cause the people at my work to question either my sense of style or my lack of money, but no one mentioned a thing. It seemed that as long as I varied my shirt selection no one would notice. These type of pants would be just what I would choose if I were to attempt the Six Items or Less challenge or the Uniform Project which forces you to really scrutinize what items in your wardrobe can benefit your life the most.

Would you be able to live your daily life in just one pair of pants?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love wearing a simple and unobtrusive thing like black pants or a plain short to work more more than once a week and no one notices! I have the same style of skirt in three colors and once wore them every day all week. The woman at the desk next to me gave me a funny look, but no none else noticed!

Andrea

Christina Nellemann said...

I know! Isn't it funny that we worry so much about what people will think about our clothes? Who cares, they are more worried about their own issues. I have a dream about traveling around the world with one set of clothes and if given a RTW ticket, I would do it.

Anonymous said...

Funny you say that! I vowed on our last trip to Europe, I would take only one pair of pants. So we going to Norway in June and I'm taking only one pair of pants and three shirts! You only really need to wash the "critical areas" of your clothes and not the whole item.

I love traveling light!

Andrea

Christina Nellemann said...

That's great, Anonymous! I would love to hear how it goes.

Anonymous said...

We are back! I took 3 layer-able shirts, 1 pair of pants, 2 pair of socks, 3 pair of underwear, 2 bras, and one pair of shoes. My mother in law went with us though; so for the sake of modesty, I took a knee length cotton/poly blend skirt to wear in the evenings and wore all day twice. I did not use the third pair of underwear at all; two worked fine to wash one wear one. One pair of pants worked great too and I could have manged just fine without the skirt if MIL had not been with us. We all took a school sized backpacks. It is just so nice to get off the plane and on the train in a few minutes. Packing is a breeze!

Andrea