And, I’m done! It felt appropriate to wear some of my most favorite items for the final day (sweater, shorts). I think I’m happy to be finished this challenge, although I definitely learned a lot. Like so many other bloggers, I learned that I should only have things that I really love in my closet, and that I can do so much more with so much less. I don’t think I used my 30 items very evenly: some things were worn over and over and over, and others just one or two times. I think this signals that I need to keep finding things that I truly love (so that I will wear them over and over), and get rid of the things that I only like so-so (since I will hardly wear them).
I think on a deeper level, though, I learned that I don’t have what it takes to be a fashion blogger, or even a low-grade fashionista. As this challenge progressed, I learned that I don’t actually care about clothes and fashion as much as I thought I did. I think this is partly due to the fact that I’m creative in many other areas of my life: writing, cooking, decorating, etc. I felt a little tapped out with my creativity, honestly, when I had to focus every day on putting together something new. It felt like the other creative venues in my life were suffering–and I don’t know why! I discovered that I actually crave simplicity in my clothing, and neutrals (with interesting accessories)–I think for so long I was trying to tell myself that my clothes needed to be brighter and flashier and more complicated. But at heart, I just want to look elegant, and that’s when I feel most like myself. So I feel like this challenge helped me to figure out my own sense of style, even if it ended up in a counter-intuitive spot.
So I am very happy that this challenge helped me to hone in on my true style. But I’m not sure that I will be keeping up this blog, since I discovered that I’m not that good at it!
tank top: target
tights: simply vera (kohl’s)
Below is all of my 30 outfits in one spot. They’re not in order, however, but it’s fun to see all of them in one spot.