Here they are: my pieces for the 30 for 30 challenge! What I’ve learned so far is that a) to compensate for a lack of black, I picked a lot of gray. I put some of the gray pieces back, but you can see I still have a fair amount; b) I don’t have a lot of patterned clothes in my closet. I have a few patterned dresses, and some t-shirts, but overall, I have a very solid wardrobe.
I’m slightly concerned that I don’t have one base color. I’m not sure I can necessarily rock fuchsia with khaki or teal with burgundy. I hope my color choices don’t limit the number of acceptable combinations. But I did make sure that every piece could go with at least two other pieces.
I’m thrilled to have shopped my own closet. The lace tank and gray skirt are as-of-yet unworn! No need to buy new things if I haven’t used the things I own (In my defense, these were both thrifted, but still).
I love the 30 for 30 idea on another level too. It’s upcycling and recycling and green. I enjoy shopping, don’t get me wrong, but I also know that I don’t need to buy, buy, buy all the time. It’s easy to look like a million bucks if you actually spend a million bucks; it’s more creative and challenging to “make-do” and still look amazing. So, I’ll see what I can do.
On another note, I asked my husband to join me in the challenge. His words: “I don’t even own 30 pieces of clothing.” That sort of put things in perspective for me. I feel like I have an advantage already.
In the days ahead, you’ll see these items in combinations I haven’t yet tried. Until then, here’s a taste of what’s to come: