Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Fashion Challenge Revisited

So it's been a few months since I started My Fashion Challenge... How have I been doing you ask??? Well, let's look back!

  • Do not wear the same pair of trousers to work twice a week - Hmm, I had trouble with this on cold days, mostly because I just love two pairs of pants in my closest and wish I could just alternate days wearing them!
  • Before you leave the house put ON one accessory - This I think I've mastered. Whether some extra jewelry, a fun scarf or a headband, I definitely have gotten used to accessorizing and get confused when I look "bare."
  • Wear non-black shoes at least once per week - I had no idea how easily I could get into this! You know I've been rocking my red pumps all the time, I obviously need more brightly colored shoes! Time to go shopping!
  • Wear color and/or print top & bottom combo at least once per week - Color-wise I've done alright, mixing prints I've totally been a wuss! Help me step it up!
  • Wear a skirt or dress at least once per week - I thought I hadn't been wearing skirts and dresses because I was lazy, but turns out I'm just a wuss about cold! I barely wear pants in the summer, I had just forgotten.
  • Wear a multi-layered ensemble (not just top and cardigan!) once every other week - Ok, again I fail, I can't seem to get layering down. Any advice out there or am I just in denial about my minimal style?
  • Try dressing down a cocktail dress at least once a month - FAIL, I have yet to do this and we all know I own way too many cocktail frocks that I never get to wear. I must do something about this, if you have any tips on dressing items down please let me know!
  • Planning your outfits the night before is better than pretending you don't sleep in and throwing on whatever's closest each morning - Now I'm just late every day as I stand in front of my closet trying to figure out how to put together a fresh, cute outfit.
  • Don't be afraid to stand out!! - I wore socks with sandals to work, I think I'm good :)
To be honest I'm sure there were many times that I slacked off, but I also think I majorly improved my style and fashion sense of adventure so far this year! In fact, I consider what I'm wearing today slacking off, but really only a few months ago I would consider my look to be "post worthy." But I must continue to push myself so here are my new shiny rules that you need to help me follow:
  • Stop being afraid to mix gold and silver jewelry
  • Stop being afraid to layer on jewelry together
  • Stop being afraid to try mixing up prints
  • Learn to layer your outfits
  • Learn to dress down party clothes
  • When you create a cute outfit, don't feel like those pieces all have to be worn together again to look cute! Mix it up!
Think I can do it? Anyone care to join me?


DWJ said...

I need to join you because I just need to post more pics of outfits on my blog. It's what folks seem to want and it will force me to put some effort in on a daily basis ;)

WendyB said...

I can help you with the jewelry!

Vyque said...

D - Def do it, it can be daunting at first to feel obligated to "dress to impress" but I swear its fun and really invigorating!

Wendy - Send me all the jewelry you want :O I will find a way to get that Spike heart ring, oh yes I will! Would you let me keep it if I pranced around fashion week nekkid only wearing Wendy B jewelry???

Leia said...

I think I should try this challenge too! :)

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LyddieGal said...

I think it's great you are trying keep moving forward with your personal style; I love the idea of style challenges as a way of forcing yourself to really think about what you are wearing, and why.

You've got some really great looks - the patterned dress and red pumps is just fabulous!

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