I have been so excited for this series! I’ve had it in the works, in the back of my mind, for weeks. A few years ago, I stumbled on this challenge on other blogs. Let me share it with you!
- Pick 30 items from your current wardrobe (this includes shoes, jewelry and handbags!)
- Create 30 outfits from those items
- Commit to 30 days
- Post each as an #OOTD (outfit of the day)
So, when you’re done, you’ve styled 30 separate outfits from your own closet! Imagine the freedom – no longer looking at your clothes and thinking “I’ve got nothing to wear!”. You’ll be able to look at everything with fresh eyes! Challenge accepted! In all honesty, this is the perfect time to do this. I hate summer. I hate typical summer clothes (shorts, tank tops, etc) and would prefer to be in my fall/winter clothes year-round (I should move to Iceland). So this challenge will really stretch me. Now, I’m a stay-at-home mom, so my outfits need to be, for the most part, casual. In other words, washable. Spit up and poop don’t do well with “dry clean only”. But I’m the kind of girl that HAS to get dressed and do my make up every day, so these need to be outfits I’d go out and run errands in, no problem. Mom Style…. that’s styled! So, here’s the schedule for the next 30 days:
- Each Thursday there will be a post on the last 7 days’ outfits, including what items I wore, and what I thought about each outfit (comfy, wrinkly… you get the picture)
- Each day I’ll post the day’s outfit on both my Instagram and Twitter! So follow!
Got it? Good! So, here are the 30 items I pulled from my closet. It looks so pretty all piled up like that! At least there is color! (I’m surprised it didn’t end up as all navy stripes…) I’ll try my best to link to what is CURRENTLY available. So many of these items are old as the hills.
Short Sleeved Tops and Tanks
From L to R: Teal Polo, Liz Clairborne at Costco (Similar or This One)| Sleeveless White Tank, J Crew (Old, Similar) | Stripped Tee, J Crew (Old, Similar)| White Tee, Target | Hot Pink (Similar) and Brown Polka Dot (Similar) Tees, Ann Taylor LOFT Factory Store
Long Sleeved Shirts
Clockwise: Chambray and Blue Plaid Collared Camp Shirts, Tommy Hilfiger from Costco (Similar)| Lace Top, Old (Similar) | Navy Striped Shirt, Ann Taylor LOFT (Similar) | Light Blue Top, Francesca’s (This one is cute!)
Dresses & Skirts
L to R: Sleeveless Blue Tank Dress, Banana Republic FACTORY (Old, Similar)| Striped Fit and Flare Dress, Old Navy (Different Color) | Melon Pencil Skirt, J Crew Factory (Different Colors) | Chambray Mini Skirt, Banana Republic FACTORY (Similar)
Jackets & Sweaters
Pants & Shorts
Clockwise: Navy Striped Wedges, Target | Pink Leather Purse, Kate Spade FACTORY (Similar or Love This)| Black Wedges, Target (Old, Similar) | Flower Necklace (Similar) and Pearl Bow Necklace (Similar), Forever 21 | Blue Dot Flats, Forever 21 | Pink Sandals, Target (Similar)
My 30th item is my Skip Hop French Stripe diaper bag, that I use on a daily basis. That’s how I knew I entered Mommyhood – when my regular handbags just weren’t cutting it in the “schleping baby stuff around” department.
I am so looking forward to this challenge! Putting the outfits together will be a challenge! Taking the pictures will be a challenge! Keeping up with it will be a challenge! Can’t wait! If you’d like to see other 30 day style challenges, here are my favorites: