I'm one week in on my "fashion fast" and I thought I'd have some witty anecdotes to relate, but it's been pretty much business as usual. My seven-year-old fasionista daughter hasn't mentioned anything about me wearing the same thing every day, and even complimented my boots.
On Day 3, I watched an episode of "Friends" where Rachel commented to her ex-boyfriend that he wore the same sweater a lot. Then she asked if he was involved in some sort of a dare. I was rocked back to reality for a minute with the realization that this experiment might seem bizarre to even people close to me. But, why waste time worrying about that? (If only I could convince my daughter not to worry about what other people think!)
Seven days in, there's zero thinking, I just grab my outfit and go! Loving it. A byproduct of wearing a uniform is you're not even tempted to look at clothes in the stores.
Not intentionally, I started reading an interesting book a few days ago called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. She tackles seven excessive things in her life, one each month: food, clothes, possessions, media, etc. In Month 2, she limited herself to seven articles of clothing (not including undergarments, but including shoes and jacket, which she went without in winter). I may be over seven items between my uniform, jacket and pajamas, but it's interesting how few clothes we can get by on. And it makes you realize that everyone on earth could have the clothes they need to get by -- a couple outfits, sturdy shoes, well-made outerwear -- if the privileged all just went through our closets and our children's closets with the goal of having "enough" instead of "an abundance." It's something I'm still trying to work on, especially with my children. My son is pretty content to wear the same few options over and over, but my daughter loves the variety. She did say to me the other day on the way to the store to look for (pre-owned) winter boots that she has "way more than enough clothes" so I am thankful that she's at least aware of her current situation.