Apparently, she decided not to buy any clothes for an entire year, and to get by – she simply dyed everything in her wardrobe black. I thought this was a brilliant idea – not only did everything in her closet match, but if she wanted a new outfit, she just had to swap out some accessories.
Her story has lingered in the back of my brain for months now, but I am sad to say that I cannot find her blog. This stinks because I wanted to let her know that she inspired me to “dye vs donate” two of my favorite sweaters.
I am very bad about throwing away clothing – especially really comfy sweaters – so I took a stab at dying my dishwater-gray sweaters back to black. And, I must say, I am thrilled with the results!
If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, definitely give this a try. But please note: although you can dye your clothing in a washing machine like I did, I advise against it. Use a large tupperware instead. Even though I bleached the washing machine immediately after dying my sweaters, I still managed to tie-dye a huge load of my husband’s undershirts black and white!
Do you dye or donate?