You can only wear 30 items for 30 days. It sounds easy. Read any blog of someone who's done it, they'll tell you otherwise. Everyone has their own rules. Here's mine:
1. Only wear 30 items for 30 whole days.
2. Items include: shirts, jackets, sweaters, shoes, pants, skirts, dresses.
3. Accessories like belts, jewelry, scarves and hose aren't included.
4. Undergarments like camis and tank tops are not included (This is necessary when you have a one year old that likes to yank your shirt down in front of a crowd of people. Wish that was a joke.)
There's the rules. There's the challenge. Here's my 30:
September 1st to September 30th, this is all I get (I didn't include today's outfit because I bummed around the house all day--but I'm making up for it by wearing two outfits tomorrow). Why, you ask? Because I mentioned the other day that I was scared to branch out in my fashion. I wear the same things over and over again because it's safe. This will make me become braver with my accessories and outfit choices. If I only get to wear 30 items for an entire month, I'm going to have to mix things up and find new ways to wear the items in my closet. Not only that, I'll learn how to get more wear out of the things I own. I'm really bad about only putting a shirt with a pair of pants and not adding anything else. I wear this shirt with these jeans ONLY. I don't know how to mix and match. This will teach me how to wear this shirt with these jeans AND this skirt AND these dress pants. Win-win.
I almost forgot! My sister, Dayna, is doing this with me. She'll be documenting her 30 days over at the Nelson County Extension blog. She's a Family and Consumer Sciences agent for the University of Kentucky and she'll be looking at the project from a thrifty side....save money by not buying new clothes every time you get tired of what you have. Mix it up with other things and keep more dough in your pocket.
It's going to be a long, but exciting 30 days. Wanna come along for the ride? We're more than happy to have a few fashion pioneers along with us!