I started following Kendi Everyday not too long ago and was curious about a page on her site titled “30 X 30 Remix“. It’s a challenge that she and many other bloggers have taken to pull 30 items from their closet and create 30 different outfits with those items. That’s it! How could I resist a little self/style-improvement project? I’m in. I hope that the challenge forces me to be more creative in putting outfits together and I hope by the end of it, that I appreciate more what I already own.
Outside of the 30 items = 30 outfits, there really are no rules. Some bloggers decide to refrain from shopping while taking the challenge, others include shoes as part of their 30 items, and some take a smaller challenge (15 x 15, etc.). That’s the beauty of it – you create the rules!
So here are the guidelines I’ve set for myself:
- 30 pieces of clothing = 30 different outfits
- Shoes and accessories do not count toward the 30 items
- Keep shopping to a minimal (I actually hope this challenge exposes some of the missing pieces in my wardrobe)
- The 30 outfits do not have to be worn successively, but I am aiming for that
I tried not to overthink the selection of my 30 items. If I can’t mix and match each piece at least 3 times, then at least I’ll learn that it probably doesn’t belong in my closet anymore. Here they are; fingers crossed that I chose well!
It’s called a challenge for a reason. I know this will not be easy, but I hope that it pushes me to look at my closet from a new perspective and find all the possibilities. Feel free to share your ideas. I’m sure I will need them!
p.s. – I plan to do a weekly post with photos of each of the outfits I wore from the previous week. Stay tuned!