Readathon wardrobe

My uniform is a dress. You’ll find me in a dress every day of the week. Then when I get home I change from a work dress to a house dress. Even my sleepwear tends to be sleep dresses. But I wouldn’t be a book nerd if I didn’t own an awesome book shirt or five. 

In the last handful of years I’ve participated in the readathon, I’ve blogged ( about prepping for the readathon and sharing post-readathon pictures and stats and one thing I consistently share is something that I’ve bought special for it. Sometimes it might be a snack food, sometimes a reading item, and others it’s an outfit. For October’s readathon this year, it’s an Oxford-striped pajama shirt. We’re not talking expensive, this was from Target. But it’s special because it’s for the readathon. 

I’m a serious readathoner; I’m always trying to get to 24 hours and land in the 21-23 hour range most often, which means a few wardrobe changes. The standard is usually a house dress because comfort is paramount, yet the pull is strong to wear a book tee and sweats for some of the time. Then I always make sure to get in some exercise while listening to an audiobook so there is athletic wear. Of course there’s the comfy overnight pajamas for those long, dark hours between sunset and sunrise. And once to get a BINGO square (and because it was an hourly challenge), I even changed into my Ms. Marvel costume. Who am I kidding? I’ve had several different outfit changes just for an hourly challenge or BINGO square.

Too many outfit changes? Too few outfit changes? Where do you fall in the outfits of readathon? Maybe we should put together a calendar or start a hashtag #readathonlooks because I’m sure everyone brings a good game to the readathon as wardrobes are concerned.