In May I decided to do a 30 by 30 Wardrobe Remix Challenge. This is where you pick 30 items from your wardrobe and wear only those 30 items for 30 days.
It was the first time I’ve done this challenge and I’m really glad I did it. It’s definitely not an easy challenge but it is definitely a lot of fun.
This post is to share how I went, and of course to share the outfit of the day posts.
How I went – Did I stick to it?
Yes and no.
I did the challenge for 30 days and did use items from the 30 items picked.
I swapped the red leggings for a white tee almost immediately. I realised I didn’t need 2 pairs of leggings and jeggings for 30 days.
Although there is the rule not to go shopping, I broke this rule and I went shopping… bought accessories though. Many of these accessories end up being used during the challenge though so I guess it’s ok…
Click here for my post on preparing for the wardrobe remix.
There were a few clothing items I wore that weren’t included in the 30 selected items.
I often wore basic black flats to work because they were comfy for long distances walking to the train and I didn’t want to ruin my good heels. I took them off at work and wore the shoes I chose for my outfit for the day.
I also didn’t include coats in this challenge as I often didn’t need them, and the idea was to make new outfit combinations with the items in the challenge. If I included those fists I would probably resort to wearing them all the time. To be honest I could have just worn my red flats (which were actually included in the challenge) most of the time instead.
What the Challenge Taught Me
I learnt a few things about myself when I did this challenge. For example, get bored of my clothes easily. About halfway through the challenge, I got sick of the clothes I had been wearing. Luckily I had my Stylebook app to help me figure out what I hadn’t work and to help me be creative with outfit ideas.
Click here for my post on Stylebook.
However, being forced to wear certain clothes forced me to be creative. I definitely came up with great fashionable combinations during the challenge, and I don’t think that I would have come up with these combinations otherwise.
I realise that some items really should be replaced. I also would like to get some handbags in different colours to jazz up my outfits.
I realised that I often wear a lot of black – that just shows the #lawyerlife that I live!
The challenge made my life a bit easier to as I had less washing/laundry to do.
What I would do differently next time
I think I definitely want to do this challenge again as it was lots of fun. But next time, there are a few things I would do differently. I would definitely try on clothes I haven’t worn in a hot minute – for example, I realise that my flannel shirt is now a little too small and my grey sequin jumper is quite scratchy on my bare skin.
Next time I would definitely include a few more tops rather than pants. When thinking about these tops I would look at the versatility of the tops, making sure I could wear them on weekends as well as at work, which means I have more outfit choices.
It definitely helped that I put my outfits together the night before work and has them ready to go in the morning. This made it even easier to plan my life, but I should have done this for casual outfits too. Next time I’ll do this every night before every night (as much as I can).
Although it’s not a clothing relating object, I would definitely think of ways to do my hair differently for work to change the look of the outfit.
All the Outfits
As part of the challenge, I took photos every day and shared them on Facebook. But it’s interesting seeing all the different outfits together and how creative I was on some days.
Some days I had more than one outfit as I went out or did something after work, so it’s really interesting to see just how many combinations I came up with.
Here’s every single outfit I wore throughout the challenge:
Have you done the 30 by 30 Challenge before? Which one of my outfits above is your favourite? Let me know in the comments section!
Bye for now,
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