Welcome to “I Tried It” Week. From our editor in chief purging over 19 shoes from her closet to our assistant editor dressing exclusively in vintage, follow along this week as the Who What Wear editors take on personal wardrobe challenges and document the process along the way.
When it came time to select a challenge for myself for this week, I was actually excited because, for once, I already had something in mind. A certain boredom over my own style had been brewing in me for months after realizing that I often wear the same few things over and over again and even more often revert to simply wearing a ton of black when I’m not in the mood to try or just feel like keeping it simple. After all, you really can’t go wrong in head-to-toe black, which is part of the reason I’ve done so for much of my adult life, but something about it becoming a crutch rather than a conscious choice was getting to me. Since I seem to have found a fix for the first issue of wearing the same few items on repeat, I thought this would be a fitting time to tackle the second.
Nonetheless, for the sake of journalism and personal growth, I did—kind of. To see what I mean, read about all of my lessons and learnings and, of course, to see and shop what I actually wore, just keep scrolling.