13 item wardrobe [EXPERIMENT]

The plan, as though there ever is one, was to take a month off from experiments in anticipation of next month. But then I got an idea, and I’m learning to do things while I want to (because it’s the only time I ever will), so I decided to dive in again.

For this experiment, I’m going to try to live with just 13 items in my wardrobe.

I thought of keeping this a secret so I could better gauge the reaction. I think part of this experiment will include the reaction I get from people who begin to notice I’m wearing the same clothes all the time.

I decided against going private on this one, though, because I like my readers, and I want all of you know what I’m actually thinking about.

So here are the items I’m choosing to wear exclusively:

  1. Pair of shoes
  2. Pair of jeans
  3. Pair of shorts
  4. Long sleeved shirt
  5. Undershirt
  6. Undershirt
  7. Underwear
  8. Underwear
  9. Pair of socks
  10. Pair of socks
  11. Coat
  12. Belt
  13. Watch

Thirteen works out to be a nice number. I also like the fact that I’m launching this on a Friday the 13th, which seems like another kick in the face of superstitions, which I like.

At this point, I think I’ll just run this for two weeks, maybe three if I push it once I get started. I figure, though, that if I can last two weeks, I can last indefinitely. Sure, I might get hit with a wedding or whatever and of course the seasons would affect the wardrobe as well, but two weeks should give a pretty good idea of what it’s like to live like this day to day.

I’m looking forward to it.