Jeans Challenge: The Conclusion
Seeing as I didn't post yesterday and as I tend not to take outfit photos on Sundays, I've decided to call it a day and just consider the challenge 5 days long.
I'm not going to lie, it's been difficult trying to create outfits I feel myself in wearing only jeans. It has definitely been a challenge, and while I won't say I found it enjoyable (there were a lot of days when I was desperate to put a skirt on!!), it was definitely interesting. I did cheat a little bit I suppose- I didn't wear jeans on any of the three nights out I went on this week and I didn't really wear jeans at all yesterday (save for about 3 hours before I went back out again!!).
This challenge has definitely taught me that I need to buy more tops and blouses instead of skirts and dresses to get more mileage from my wardrobe. I quite often wear dresses as tops, which works fine with a skirt, but not so much with jeans. When I considered doing 30 in 30 (which I may do next month), I realized the few tops I would have to remix. While I know I definitely have far too many clothes, I think I need to work out a way to have a more even wardrobe.
I think this week has taught me a lot about my own personal style and who I am. It has taught me a lot about the way in which style is a form of self expression. I am just not a jeans person. My boyfriend remembers vividly that I was wearing jeans the night we first met and I always feel as though that didn't really represent me and who I am.
The more I write my blog, the more I find out about my own sense of style and how that is constantly changing and evolving and this challenge definitely emphasized that. While I am not going to say I will never wear jeans again, I would definitely find it hard to go another week in just jeans!!
I'm really looking forward to getting skirts and dresses back on for next week!!
I hope you have enjoyed this challenge- I'm sorry I've kinda cut it short. Definitely an interesting experience and I really want to thank Steph for the suggestion, but not one I'll be doing again soon!!