I consider myself one who struggles in the style category. I would go for comfort over cute any day… seriously I live in sports bras and running shorts. But I do know looks and appearance play a huge role in life whether you want to believe it or not. And as this summer I got a my first summer-long job (I work for a temp agency so most of my jobs previously lasted around 2 weeks) in an office environment, I needed to get my act together. Then BAM! I stumbled over this pin on Pinterest, and decided to give it a shot with my own closet.
Luckily for me because I am fashionably challenged, I have always bought all my clothing in neutral/ocean tones: greens, blues, browns, blacks, cream, and gray. So I matched each item on the list with one similar in pattern and style that I own (plus a few extras to make it work and add a little more variety), and this is how it came out:
Sorry for the poor picture quality, but I did this at night (you know how you do nothing all day and then 1am seems the perfect time to reorganize your closet mhmmm?). Anyway here is a list of the clothes I picked starting from the upper left and working down the column.
- 1. Khaki dress pants
- 2. Black dress pants
- 3. Floral Skirt
- 4. Black Pencil Skirt
- 5. Turquoise striped cardigan
- 6. Lime green cardigan
- 7. Light gray cardigan
- 8. Brown t-shirt
- 9. Turquoise patterned racerback
- 10. Cream sleeveless button-down
- 11. Lime green racerback
- 12. Cream lace three-quarter top
- 13. Black floral sundress
- 14. Black ballet flats
- 15. Black heeled dress sandals
- 16. Brown heeled dress sandals
- 17. Brown sandals
And the 30 days of outfits:
Personally I think it came out very well. I definitely would have to add in some different outfits throughout the week, though. Some of the items do seem very repetitive. I mean I think you could add in the dress a few more times. Overall I made some outfits that I never would have paired on my own and isn’t that the whole point… making new outfits out of clothes you already have? I am trying to embrace a minimalist lifestyle slowly but surely. Even better, I like that I don’t have to think about what I am going to where the next day, sort of like a uniform – the Catholic school upbringing strikes again!! And it is definitely helpful for remembering what you wore and not repeating outfits too often.
Dreams don’t work unless you do…