Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Outfit 3/91 + Wearing and Laundering Clothes A Lot
T-shirt, shorts, and sandals. There's only one pair of shorts in my fall wardrobe, and it's still hot here, so I'll be using them a lot. That means washing them a lot, but I think that will work out fine. With two little kids, I do laundry almost every day, so I can add my clothes to theirs (plus all the washcloths and towels from cleaning up after every meal and snack and bath and art project).
If those shorts get worn out from so much wear and laundering, that's okay. It will be easy to replace them next spring or summer in the size, style, and color that I like then. Clothes go out of style and tastes change, so there's not much point in trying to "save" clothes for later - at least not simple, inexpensive, mass-produced things. Vintage clothes or other special or valuable clothes might deserve to be reserved for special occasions.
And please don't think I mistreat my clothes - I don't. I'm just not worried about wearing out my everyday, ordinary stuff by wearing it a lot and laundering it often.