This is a pretty exciting blog post to be making today! I have been feeling an itch to do something creative lately along with the want (and need) to stop shopping for fast fashion. I decided to take it all the way back to 2014 for the 30×30 fashion challenge!
I did this challenge way back in the day to launch THIS VERY BLOG! It’s so fun to re-visit where I started years ago! Check out the first blog post from this challenge in 2014! I thought it would be great to re-do this 30×30 fashion challenge in 2021 because so many things have changed!
If you weren’t around back in those days when this challenge was popular, I’ll explain the rules! It’s a pretty simple challenge- pick 30 pieces of clothing and only mix and match those 30 pieces for 30 days. This includes clothing AND shoes! Accessories are free game still, so you can mix and match your clothing pieces with belts, hats, jewelry, etc.
This time around is different for me because I am now considered plus size and it’s summer. Last round I did it was around late winter so it was much cooler outside, and finding pieces to layer was very easy. As a plus size gal, layering can be kind of awful sometimes and with the added heat, it is quite the challenge! I am determined to make it happen though!
Here are the pieces I’m styling for the next 30 days:
I will be styling 7 dresses during this challenge! Dresses are my JAM these days, and I love wearing them daily! So this was definitely going to be a staple in my challenge! All the dresses I’m wearing (plus some similar ones) are linked below.
Do people still wear pants these days?! I swear I haven’t been good about wearing pants every since the pandemic started. But I am up for the challenge! I picked a standard pair of bermuda jean shorts and black bike shorts, and I’m mixing things up with a fun burnt orange pencil pant, cheetah bermuda shorts, a beautiful lace skirt and a simple army green button down skirt!
A good tee is a must for summer here in Texas! So it makes sense I’m picking a few of them! I’ve mostly picked really simple tees I knew would go with a lot of pieces! Check out all my picks below:
Ok this category I picked the least for. It’s way too hot here in Texas to be wearing all sorts of layers around! I opted to choose 2 cute blouses and 2 lightweight layering pieces I knew wouldn’t add much fabric to my outfits! I’m especially in love with this sequin duster!
Shoes are always the fun part for me! I really tried to pick fun pairs of shoes, but I kept navigating to my really comfy tan shoes ha! I picked a lot of sandals (since that’s what I wear 99% of the time) and I threw in some curve balls with some boots!
I’m so excited to share all of my outfits with you in the next 30 days!! If you want to follow along, be sure to tag me on Instagram and show me what you are coming up with!