Okay guys. It’s time to get serious. I am finding that I have been buying more clothing than I typically do now that I am not buying makeup and skincare. Although clothing is not a perishable like makeup/skincare and I have been removing items from my wardrobe that I am not wearing, I want to make sure to hold myself accountable on my clothing purchases. I am starting to buy secondhand clothing and make more ethical clothing choices, but I also want to buy less clothing.
As part of that, I am joining in a challenge that @petraalexandra is doing in May to choose 30 items in your wardrobe and create 30 outfits for 30 days. She wrote on her blog that this was started in 2010 by @kendieveryday and is similar to a 10×10 challenge (choosing 10 items to wear over 10 days). I’m going to do this challenge and plan that I am not buying more than one clothing item for the month as part of my challenge.
I also am going to start documenting what I’ve bought in the last four months since 2019 started so stay tuned for those posts as well if you’re interested.
I will post outfits here and on my Instagram, and if you’re interested you should definitely check out the hashtag for the challenge (#may30x30).
I haven’t finalized my list but so far I am thinking of these items:
10 tops (two tanks, four button downs, four plain tops)
8 bottoms (five jeans, chinos, skirt, black pants)
5 shoes (sneakers, sandals, nude heel mule, black heels, red boots)
4 sweaters/jackets (reversible jacket, green jacket, blazer, blue cardigan)
This puts me 2 items under 30, but I also think I may have too many bottoms and shoe options I won’t wear. I will keep this list for now with two open slots to fill as the month goes on, and I’ll be evaluating at the end of the week if I think my options worked well for me or not. It will only be five days into the month on Sunday, so I think if I need to make edits by then I can since this is my first challenge like this. Anyone else out there done this before?