Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Summer 30x30 Recap

Well, wasn't that fun?  Here's my big 30x30 finale post.  My thoughts are very similar to last time.  A few new thoughts:
  • I thought summer would be more difficult, since I wouldn't have as many layering options.  I'd say it was about the same level of easiness.
  • The weather was pretty much just hot every day, so I didn't have to modify my outfits as much based on temps.  That was tricky in January, because we could have pretty big swings from one day to the next, and of course, snow.  This time it was more a question of whether I could manage sleeves on a given day.  And we had a cooler than usual August, so I was able to wear sleeves pretty often.  
  • The hardest part this time was my more casual outfits.  On the weekends, I didn't like only having 2 pairs of shorts to choose from.  Oh, and thinking of something to write every single day!  That was tough. 
Here's my visual of all the items and how many times they were each worn.  I feel like I did a pretty good job of wearing things somewhat evenly.  I wore everything at least twice, which is better than I did last time!
No surprise that my navy flats and brown sandals were the all stars.

So now for the best and worst of the outfits.  The good news is that I really liked most of the outfits a lot.  It was hard to narrow down my favorites.  Here's my top 6, in order of when I wore them: 

I didn't have too many contenders for the worst.  I don't hate these 3, but they just stood out to me as my least favorites.  If I do a "2014 Hall of Shame," I don't even think these would make the cut. 
 I guess that means I was pretty happy with the 30x30 outfits I put together.     

So in conclusion... I don't really know what.  I learned again that having fewer options makes it easier to put outfits together.  There seems to be a trend lately towards minimalism and capsule wardrobes.  I don't think I'm quite ready to make a complete switch, but I am much more open to a bigger closet clean-out.  So I'm hoping to do that soon!  And maybe an updated inventory?  Maybe with smaller numbers?   


  1. You did a wonderful job with this! I think your three least favorites aren't bad at all! I definitely agree with all your favorites, too. I love all the color and layers you were able to use especially during the summer!

  2. You did an awesome job. Your third favorite is my favorite outfit you wore. I'm right now in the middle of a closet clean out.

  3. What?! The 2nd and 3rd outfits you selected for the "worst" are totally not the worst! (Not that the first is, I just don't love it.) I do however love 1, 3, 4, and 5 from your favorites. You look great in navy!

    Also, I look forward to what you're going to do with your closet. I know we've had discussions about this before but I'm still struggling with mine. I couldn't imagine doing a capsule wardrobe, but I'm thinking of maybe doing a month of favorites once the weather becomes more stable (and drops below 80 degrees for more than one day at a time).

  4. Yeah I don't think you had any bad outfits, so the challenge was a success! When I did a 30x30 last July it was ALL casual outfits, so I struggled and got really bored. I should do it again sometime when I have more layering options.

  5. I think you did a great job! It's crazy how creative we can be with a limited number of clothing items :)

  6. Seeing all the Andis in a row makes me realize how great you look in navy! Also...that floral skirt is probably the best thing in your closet - I LOVE IT.

  7. You did such a great job in this challenge. I am currently through mine - I don't know if you saw it. Love all of your favorite outfits and all the navy. The floral midi skirt is darling, I also really love the first outfit from your non-favorites lol.