The Challenge: Every day pair things I've never worn together, so I'm not wearing the same ole same ole.
The Rules are very liberal. Any change--from adding a scarf to wearing a different top, different tights, different shoes, even just different earrings--constitutes changing the outfit.
Suggestion: One thing that helped me with the challenge was putting clothes that I'm on the fence about into clear bins, stacked in the closet. I dug into the bins a couple times during this process to find an older, barely worn, unworn, or unpopular item, & I could also see more clearly what I did love in my closet without so much hanging there.
I've always worn this blue sweater with this black wool skirt, even though I don't really like the combo much. The scarf was an addition I made in the fall--has helped a bit.
This skirt is a new purchase from
H&M ($15), but I hadn't found a way to wear it.
A new dress ($29) from Garnet Hill, hadn't worn it yet.
Black & white is all I'd done with this Boden ponte knit black skirt so far.
New, improved (?) outfits...
The dress is 100% silk & very comfortable.
What I learned:
I had to dig deep into the recesses of my closet & into bins of clothes I haven't worn in years to find new combinations.
I learned that clothes don't go out of fashion as quickly as we think. Most of my new combos are drawn from shirts 5-10 years old, but I think I was able to assemble modern outfits from them. Classic button-downs & basic sweaters are always in style. It's ideal to pair & vary something new with something old to keep from looking outdated.
I came out of this Challenge with at least twice as many outfit options than I'd had before.
Did anyone take on the Challenge with me? How'd it go? Anyone ready to try it now?
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