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Wow for being the 90th day of March by the worldwide pandemic calendar, May actually kind of flew by. And, we have concluded the first our first Love Your Closet Challenge.
See the original Love Your Closet Challenge post.
The idea behind it was that most of us have a lot of things in our closet that we don’t wear or utilize enough. Instead we go out and buy more. So, every month, I am choosing a different staple that most people should have in their closets, and the goal is to wear it once per week for a month in unique and different outfits. This will help you get the most out of what you already own, challenge you to get out of your comfort zone or rut with styling, and help us fall back in love with our own closets.
I learned a few things from this challenge, first off being how many of your don’t own denim jackets! I am shook y’all. I know that the whole point of this challenge is to dig into our own closets and fall back in love with what we already have. But, I really suggest getting a denim jacket if you don’t own one already. This one is my favorite like, ever. It is such a classic piece, and goes with everything! Here in the Pacific Northwest, it is the perfect spring and summer layering piece that adds a little extra warmth, but not too much.
I remembered how much I love my denim jacket. I tend to go through phases where I am all about denim jackets and then don’t touch one for ages. Or, get in ruts where I wear the same things together and only together. Challenging myself to come up with different outfits really helped me not just throw on the denim jacket with a sundress four times and call it a success. And, I learned how much I actually love a good ole Canadian tuxedo (denim on denim). Keep scrolling to see!
So, let’s take a look back at the outfits this month.
Denim Jacket with a Dress
This is my comfort zone. If you see me in a denim jacket, 99.9% chance I have paired it with a dress. And, so I started with this look. It was easy for me, and it’s a look I already knew I loved, so I could kick off the challenge feeling confident!
Denim Jacket with Jeans
I almost always shy away from denim on denim, aka a Canadian Tuxedo. But, when you put it on, and style it right, I forget just how cute it is! I was first introduced to the idea not being passe in college, when my roommate, hi Kelsey, would rock jeans and her favorite denim jacket and looked darling! Since then I have tried it a few times, and I am never totally sure if I look as cute as she did, or if I look like Britney and Justin à la 2001 American Music Awards. But, the jury is in, and if done right, it is adorable!
Denim Jacket with a Skirt
Fashion blogger confession, I struggle with skirts. I don’t know why. Logically, it shouldn’t be any different than styling anything else, but skirts are tricky! Which, is a shame, because they are SO versatile. So, while it may not seem like a big deal, but pairing something with a skirt is actually a bit of a challenge for me. Turns out though, when you have the right pieces, it all comes together. Duh, Jane. Who would have thought. I love a long skirt for spring, or really, around here, even in the dead of summer, a long skirt is completely weather appropriate. It has inspired me to try to pair things with skirts more.
Denim Jacket with Shorts
This, to me, is a perfect spring and summer outfit. Most of the time, you know by 2:00 pm it’s going to be hot and sunny outside. But, when you’re leaving the house in the morning, or after the sun goes down, there is some bite in the air. Living on an island, there is almost always a cool water breeze, and having a layer like a denim jacket is a perfect accompanying piece to any outfit.
So there you have it! The first month of the Love Your Closet Challenge is in the books!
Did you participate this month? How did you pair your denim jacket? What was your own favorite look? What surprised you or did you learn from doing the challenge?
What piece would you like to see featured in future months?