Ever looked into your closet and felt like you had nothing to wear? In reality, you probably had about four or five decent outfits in there. But New Jersey art teacher Julia Mooney literally shrunk her closet down to one outfit and rocked it for 100 days. Here are five reasons why Mooney waged war with her wardrobe.
The most practical reason that Mooney is choosing the minimalist lifestyle is to save time. With two young children at home of her own, she clearly doesn’t want to worry about the whole fashion competition thing at 6:30 AM. Most of us night owls probably feel the same way.
If you have ever shopped at Forever 21, you’ll know what fast fashion is. Cheap, trendy fabrics at a great price are a popular choice for most people, but the product doesn’t last long. Mooney’s mission to promote slow fashion is all about great quality, fresh environment, and fair labor.
Child Labor Laws
One of the most important reasons that inspired Mooney to re-wear the same outfit 100 times is an effort to support child labor laws. Since production is cheaper abroad, many clothing companies employ underage workers who don’t have laws to protect them. By buying less, she’s preventing another child from clocking into work.
Let’s be honest— having a bigger closet is an insanely huge perk of downsizing. Mooney’s closet probably looked pretty bare during her #OneOutfit100Days challenge, but nowadays, she does wear more than one outfit. The biggest difference is that she makes sure that she buys secondhand and that she wears it until it’s completely worn out.
Mooney’s goal is to encourage sustainability at all costs, even if it means boring your co-workers with the same look for most of the year. Her effort has inspired many more women to join the fight against consumerism. You might just find yourself throwing on your favorite look for a couple of months too!
Mooney’s Instagram account @oneoutfit100days quickly blew up and she gained almost 6,500 followers. Social media response has been super encouraging!
— geo (@delgeo1) November 28, 2018
@ScottHanson fanboyed on Twitter, “I would 100% do this if my job allowed. #OneOutfit100Days”
— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) November 21, 2018
@ImJoshMichaels was 100% down on Twitter, “So cool! #OneOutfit100Days”
— Josh Michaels (@ImJoshMichaels) January 9, 2019
@Magpie0876 joined the cause on Twitter, “Proud to join my colleagues in this challenge starting tomorrow. I’ll only be doing 30 days, but I’ll be supporting each one who has committed to the full 100. #robioUS #oneCCPS #wearenotwhatwewear #oneoutfit100days”
Proud to join my colleagues in this challenge starting tomorrow. I’ll only be doing 30 days, but I’ll be supporting each one who has committed to the full 100. #robioUS #oneCCPS #wearenotwhatwewear #oneoutfit100days
— Maggie Myers (@Magpie0876) January 1, 2019
@hannn_taylor hopped on the bandwagon on Twitter, “All for integrating sustainable strategies into everyday items, what a movement this teacher started! #oneoutfit100days”
— Hannah Taylor (@hannn_taylor) March 24, 2019
Be Careful, These Fashion Trends Might Be Making You Look Much Older
No matter what the fashion magazines are saying is in style, it is never on trend to look older. But unfortunately, even some of the latest styles are making people appear to be much older than their age. So which of these outfit blunders have you been committing? To avoid the fashion faux pas and appear youthful and hip to the times, here are some styles that ought to be avoided.
Los hábitos de compra que alguna vez fueron populares y que la mayoría de los millennials se niegan a comprar
No hay debate al respecto, los tiempos están cambiando. Y con los tiempos cambiantes vienen las demandas cambiantes de algunos de los productos que solían considerarse esenciales. Para los millennials, el grupo de edad nacido entre 1981-1996, algunos de los productos sin los que Estados Unidos solía no poder vivir ahora se están abandonando por completo. Desde electrodomésticos hasta productos alimenticios populares, sigue leyendo para ver algunos de los efectos sorprendentes de los hábitos de compra de los millennials.
Tenga cuidado, estas tendencias de moda pueden hacer que parezca mucho más viejo
No importa lo que digan las revistas de moda que están de moda, nunca está de moda parecer mayor. Pero, desafortunadamente, incluso algunos de los últimos estilos hacen que las personas parezcan mucho mayores que su edad. Entonces, ¿cuál de estos errores de atuendo has estado cometiendo? Para evitar el paso en falso de la moda y parecer juvenil y moderno para la época, aquí hay algunos estilos que deben evitarse.