October 1st marked the beginning of the October Dress Project for participating girls at Providence. The main rule is that each girl must pick a dress that they will wear for the entire month. Participants are only allowed to change out of the dress when wearing pajamas for bed time and exercise clothes when participating in physical activities. As an additional challenge, the girls are not allowed to buy any clothes or accessories during this month.
The project is designed to expand creativity with the clothes that are already have in the closet. On the Facebook page, it explains, “You learn to use things from your wardrobe in a way that have never been used before in order to jazz up and change your dress from day to day.” It is also a good reminder of how many clothing items a person consumes and may not need or use in their closets.
Kim Welfing, a junior, said that she likes the idea but states that, “It does challenge your creativity because with limited resources, it becomes difficult to change up your daily outfit.” She says she is not sure if she will do it again and it will depend on if she survives this month.
The girls that are participating in the October Dress Project are Marissa Korpan, Candice Janzen, Ruby Jeffery, Brielle England, Courtney Withington, Brittany Sims, Leslie Verhoeven, Evelyn Vane, Kim Welfing, Courtney Schiller, Mikaela McFarland, and Marissa Branson.