I now own four work dress shirts, all in solid colours. No more than four. Blue on Tuesdays and Thursdays, white on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We call it “Blue Shirt Thursdays” at work – several staff members are joining in the movement.
Why only four? Doesn’t that seem a bit boring or obsessive?
Agreed to both of those questions. My response: I don’t want to think about what to wear in the morning. Even my hangers are colour-coded for blues and whites.
Most people are too busy to be bothered thinking about their daily clothing choices. It’s one more decision, one that doesn’t need much thought.
I encourage you to take a look at all of your dress shirts. Scratch that – pull them all out of your closet and place them into a big pile on your bed. Return your most popular four shirts to your wardrobe, leaving the rest to collect dust for a few days on your bed. You’ll soon realize that the pile on your bed is a big heap of excess, old clothing, the majority of which you’ll never wear again.
Why bother with an unnecessary burden on your consciousness? Donate them to young adults in the workplace, or others in need.
Are you cutting down your collection of dress shirts for work? How many are you at?