TODAY financial editor Jean Chatzky writes: Last week's New York Times story on the six-items-or-less phenomenon, where you choose six items of clothing, then commit to wearing them (and only them) for a month caught my eye. Could I do this, I wondered? Would I like it? Hate it? Somewhere in between? I weighed the pros and cons:
Pro: I am one of those people who have trouble getting dressed in the morning. I encourage my daughter to pick hers out the night before and I should really do the same. Sometimes it takes a few tries, which is especially difficult when you're trying to get from the suburbs to the city for an early segment. This could be a time saver.
Con: It's summer. And although I work professionally, I also work from home. That meant picking items that could go both casual and to an office. That would be tough.
Pro: I've always admired how the French do more with fewer pieces. This might give me a chance to learn those skills.
Con:I'm not a great accessorizer. Maybe I could take scarf lessons from "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Pro: Maybe wearing a uniform would make people pay more attention to what I'm saying -- and less to what I'm wearing or how my hair looks.
Pro: I like a challenge.
And so, today is day one. On the air today, I wore a purple dress (1) and a black cardigan (2) with heels and a belt. I looked professional. Now I'm home. I'm still wearing the purple dress (1), but it's now 85 degrees so I've layered it with the white tank (3) and I put on flats. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
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Related:NYT: Closet 'diet': Living on just six clothing items