The Everygirl, which is one of my favorite sites, announced their new #TEG30DayChallenge on Friday – wear your wardrobe for 30 days. I haven’t participated in any of The Everygirl’s 30 Day Challenges yet, but when I saw this one I was immediately interested and on board (with ground rules – see below). The focus of this challenge is to save money and be creative with what I already own. It’s the creativity part that truly won me over because I find myself reaching for the same pieces over and over again. They’re things I love (chambray!), but I also think I’m reaching for the pieces that are easy to style. I want to wear more of what I own because I have to, and I also really want to let go of things I just don’t like at the end of 30 days.
I love layering, plaid, scarves, and denim during the fall (…all of the time), and I’m taking notes from Pinterest on a few new ways to style my favorite pieces:
Photos: 1. Southern Charm via Bloglovin’ // 2. Un-Fancy // 3. Caroline’s Mode // 4. With Love From Kat // 5. Pearls & Twirls // 6. Pinterest // 7. Un-Fancy // 8. Carly is Inspired (aka: me + one of my go-to styles)
A few of the outfits shown above are Caroline’s. She writes a blog called Un-Fancy, which I talked about here. My ultimate goal is really to determine which outfits and pieces I look forward to wearing the most over the next month and then creating my own version of a capsule wardrobe. That may mean having 37 pieces (the amount in each of Caroline’s seasonal wardrobes), but I have a feeling it will likely mean focusing more on only owning pieces I love (however many that may be). It should be interesting; I’m bound to hit a wall at some point; but I’m excited to see what I choose to do if shopping isn’t an option.
*I have a few ground rules for this challenge. Mainly, there are two days that I’m not counting as “challenge days” – 1.) my birthday because birthdays are international holidays not to be messed with, plus I’ll be in NYC, and 2.) Black Friday because I look forward to this day every.single.year. The reasons for the ground rules: a.) both days are special to me, and b.) I don’t want this to just be a challenge. My goal is to make modified shopping a way of life long after December 1.
Do you want to or are you already participating in this challenge? Let me know in the comments because we can cheer each other on! I’ll be sure to offer an update towards the middle of the month.
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