Regularly readers, and those following me on Instagram, will know that I’ve been participating in a little challenge: 40 Days, 40 Outfits. The premise is to spend 40 days experimenting with your wardrobe to create 40 unique outfits from items you already own. The challenge includes a spending ban, so you’re strictly not allowed to buy new items throughout the challenge.
I learnt several things during the challenge, the first being that I have a far larger wardrobe than I realised. Second, I have go-to favourites that I wear time and time again. Mini skirts and white blouses are definitely a preferred look of mine as are jeans with a smart blazer.
I also wear gym gear, or PJs, far more than I ever realised. In fact, if I’m not in work, I’m likely to be in gym gear – it is just so comfy!
My jeans get a lot more wear then I ever realised … and I probably could do with a few more pairs as I seem to be continually waiting for them to be washed and ready to wear again.
And sometimes, I dress fancy for no reason …
Ultimately, I need to use my wardrobe far more and shop less are there are so many items in my wardrobe that didn’t even get linked into this challenge.
As a fashion blogger, I get wrapped up in the idea that everything I feature has to be shiny and new so that you guys can buy or replicate my style. But this isn’t me … I don’t have an unlimited bank balance, and I do like wearing the same things – I have wardrobe staples, and wardrobe treasures (perhaps I should do a post on those soon) that I like to mix and match to create new takes on my tried and tested looks. This, to me, is why I fell in love with fashion and getting dressed every morning and this challenge has really bought me back to that.
How about you? Have you enjoyed seeing my outfits even though you can’t necessarily buy the items I feature? Would you like to see more posts like this? Potentially a monthly round up of what I’ve been wearing? I’d really love to hear your thoughts.