In addition to my recently imposed shopping ban, I’ve decided to undertake a small personal project – the thirty for thirty challenge. The “thirty for thirty” challenge involves picking out thirty items of clothing and shoes, which are worn in isolation over the period of thirty days. It may not sound like the most inspiring of challenges, but considering that many of us own clothing in excess of what we really need, I thought it might be interesting to test the functionality of a section of my wardrobe – coats and accessories not included.
Having carefully gone through my wardrobe, I selected the following thirty items:
|– Equipment white sleeveless silk blouse||– Zara cream crochet knit jacket|
|– Alexander Wang black chiffon layered singlet||– Lover black shelley skater dress|
|– Country Rd grey slouchy t-shirt||– Karen Walker navy paisley peplum dress|
|– Rag&Bone/KNIT white loose t-shirt||– Karen Walker scarlet ruffle tie dress|
|– Kate Sylvester grey drape blouse||– Topshop black skinny jeans|
|– Enza Costa Breton stripe top||– Supre white skinny jeans|
|– Karen Walker cream flutter cuff blouse||– ASOS black leather mini skirt|
|– Karen Walker navy sheer seafoam blouse||– Karen Walker grey flannel drawstring skirt|
|– Karen Walker green crosshatch blouse||– Karen Walker gold jacquard shorty skirt|
|– Ashley Fogel grey jumper||– Girl. By Band of Outsiders white full skirt|
|– Glassons longline cream cardigan||– Witchery silver embellished ballet flats|
|– T by Alexander Wang oyster cardigan||– Miu Miu denim embellished flats|
|– T by Alexander Wang black cardigan||– Alexander Wang black kori oxfords|
|– Helmut Lang black blazer||– Vintage black jodhpur boots|
|– Karen Walker navy boyfriend blazer||– Topshop black heels|
My choices may seem a little reserved, but I felt it was necessary to go for the types of things I would want to wear on a daily basis, and maintain a fairly neutral colour palette. You could even say that I was slightly optimistic in including so much white, as Springtime in Wellington generally comprises of fairly erratic weather patterns.
I’m almost certain that I can get through the month without repeating one outfit – I suppose this is one of the benefits of having a wardrobe composed largely of separates – and will do my best to document my efforts in this respect.
Wish me luck!