Almost twenty years ago, I read (in fact I think I discussed in a group) an article by Regina Doman in Caelum et Terra magazine. The article was then called The Seven Dress Wardrobe, but I see it's been changed on the blog I linked to. It's now called Liturgical Dressing and that's basically what it's about. The author was trying to find a way to simplify her wardrobe and she decided to dress in the liturgical color of the day.
Now, I'm not a person that spends much time choosing my wardrobe. My MO when buying clothes is to find something simple that I like and buy it in three colors. However, I knew right off the bat I could never do the liturgical dressing business because I could not bear the idea of wearing green almost every day for months on end. Still, I remembered the article.
Then a couple of years ago I decided that as a sort of penance, I would wear something purple every day in Lent. I don't wear ALL purple, just a sweater or a shirt or something. I have to say, it's a great penance, and it gets to be more and more penitential, not just for me, but probably for everyone around me. I was about to write the First Lady and ask if she would start a campaign to ban the color purple, but then, thankfully, Laetare Sunday arrived just in time. Nobody was ever quite as happy as I to wear pink to Mass. I'm thinking I might be able to hold out now.