Sunday, 14 September 2014

Autumn 30 for 30: 30 Pieces

As you might already know by now, I tend to not do things by halves. See, ran a half marathon 9 months after starting running. When I mentioned doing another remix challenge earlier in the week, the idea of a full 30 for 30 (30 items, 30 days, 30 outfits) never even crossed my mind. But the more I started to plan for a 15 for 15, the more I realised that it's actually harder to do than a 30 for 30. 15 items is not many, and I was finding myself choosing really neutral, boring pieces, and finding myself limited. I toyed with the idea of a 20 for 20, but then decided- go big or go home. I decided to do a second 30 for 30.
My last full 30 for 30 was over 3 years ago and my style has changed so much since then (a lot of things have changed since then, in fact!), plus it was done during the summer and over a period where I worked part time in a supermarket with a uniform, meaning it took me much longer than the prescribed 30 days. I don't feel like I'm just repeating something I've done before. This time around feels different, more exciting, more inspiring.
I reread this week the blog post I wrote just after finishing the challenge and read my reflections on the challenge and my choices. I've tried not to over-think my choices (if there's one thing I'm really good at it's overthinking) and took my own advice from last time. Last time I choose a lot of pieces in similar colours and prints which led to a lot of similarity across outfits. I didn't want that to happen this time. While I've obviously planned a lot of outfits (about 47 in total!) I haven't tried any on to see if they work and many of my items don't go together. I don't want to be as matchy-matchy as last time.
I've also been careful to choose items and styles that I actually wear. Three years ago I was very much into dresses and skirts, whereas this time I've focused much more on trousers and jeans. I've included mostly jumpers and button ups and only a few jackets. I doubt I'll wear every item I've chosen.
In terms of rules, this is my plan:

1) 30 items, 30 days, 30 outfits. No repeats.
I am certain I will wear at least a couple of outfits throughout this challenge which I have posted before on my blog, but I will not repeat any outfits throughout the challenge. 
2) Accessories and coats don't count
I'll probably wear most outfits with my beige trench coat, and bust out one of my winter coats if it starts getting chilly.
3) No shopping for 30 days
I always struggle with this one but this time I want to make it count
4) Each outfit will be photographed, but I won't be posting every day
I will do a summary of outfits every few days
5) Evening wear won't count
I don't tend to get changed in the evenings during the week but probably will at the weekends if I have plans

So, onto the items...


maroon trousers- River Island (worn here)
houndstooth trousers- Topshop (worn here)
tartan trousers- Topshop (worn here)
blue jeans- Topshop (worn here)
yellow skirt- River Island
leather skirt- Oasis (worn here)
navy pencil skirt- Marks and Spencers
stripey skirt- Boohoo
pink skirt- Boohoo (worn here)
Stripey jumper- c/o Hush (worn here)
Black jumper- Forever 21
Cream jumper- Forever 21
stripey top- Primark (worn here)
Hard Rock Cafe tshirt- c/o Hard Rock Cafe Manchester
red shirt- New Look (worn here)
tartan shirt- Forever 21
sleeveless white shirt- Boohoo
chambray shirt- Forever 21

leopard cardigan- H&M
red cardigan- Debenhams (worn here)
leather jacket- Boohoo (worn here)
pink tweed jacket- River Island (worn here)
brown tweed blazer- Primark (worn here)
blue dress- Topshop (worn here)
black dress- Clothing at Tesco (worn here)
brown boots- New Look (worn here)
nude flats- Dorothy Perkins (worn here)
black boots- c/o Debenhams (worn here)
black and white flats- Warehouse (worn here)
red flats- bought in Las Vegas

So, in case you lost count, that breaks down to-
11 tops (3 jumpers, 2 cardigans, 4 shirts, 2 tshirts)
9 bottoms (4 pairs of trousers, 5 skirts)
3 jackets
2 dresses
5 pairs of shoes.

Tune in over the next month to see how I get on with my challenge, and make sure you pop over to Sian's blog too because she is joining me with a 15 for 15!

Charlotte x

3 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea! I'm going to be starting to post outfits on my blog and I've been looking for a way to better rotate my clothes and wear new things!

    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & Bloglovin'

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  2. I should really do this to make the most of my wardrobe, but I feel like I'm in such a weird transitional change in my style!

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  3. Omg you are so cool! Hahah I am always wearing same thing in the same way. Now I have better idea of styling! All the best ~

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