Well, I survived my very first 30X30 remix challenge, and now there's a HUGE recap post to share! Here are a few random thoughts:
- It was WAY easier than I thought it might be.
- It wasn't that much different than my normal mode of getting dressed. I already wear the same items over and over again. I can see how this challenge would be very difficult for a blogger who rarely repeats an item.
- My biggest problem - laundry. There were days when my outfit was pretty much decided by what was clean. I can usually get away without doing laundry for a couple weeks, because I have a lot of clothes. With only 30 items, I ran into the problem of limited clean clothes a few times.
- I didn't rely on scarves and statement necklaces as much as I thought I would. I really expected to be grabbing bold accessories every day to add something new, but I didn't end up doing that very much at all.
Here are my 5 favorite outfits:
Because I'm a nerd, I kept an excel spreadsheet to help me remember what I had worn throughout the month. Here are my items with the number of times worn:
No surprises on my most and least worn items. The black boots were worn half of the time! And my leopard print pumps were only worn once. There just weren't many days where I could get away with non-boots.
My pink stripe dress and polka dot popover landed in the ironing pile at about the halfway point and never made it back into the closet. A good reminder that I should avoid clothing that requires ironing!
My excel spreadsheet also has outfit ideas on it. I have 17 outfits from these items that I didn't end up wearing. So I could keep going for at least a couple more weeks if I wanted. I won't, but I could. I'll just save those 17 ideas for days when I need inspiration!
The main thing I learned is that when it comes to my closet, it's easier to decide what to wear when I have less to choose from. And I should really focus on buying higher quality pieces that are very remixable. I already knew this, but the challenge confirms!
I'll have to try again in the summer! I think it will be more difficult without all the layering options!