recap of the 30 for 30 challenge

March 4, 2012, In: personal experiments

February’s challenge must have gotten in my bones because I have been busy cleaning out all kinds of things this weekend. Not only did I set aside another big bag of clothes to take to goodwill (instead of back in my closet), I cleaned out our attic and then tackled our paper files. I feel so organized!

I am so glad I did the 30 for 30 challenge. It really helped me see how little we can be comfortable with. I was also amazed at how many different looks could be made with the same 30 items. Don’t believe me? Take a look at all 30 days below. I’m not much of an accessory person so you won’t notice any scarves, hats or belts making a difference. Plus, I never repeated an exact outfit!

30 days with 30 items of clothing

I am really lucky that my life is pretty casual right now. I do not have to dress up to go to an office everyday so that really helped make this challenge a bit easier for me. However, I think I could easily live with less than 100 items in my closet full time, even if I had a more typical office job. 1/3 would be office clothes, 1/3 would be spring summer clothes, and 1/3 would be fall winter clothes. In fact, that sounds like a good goal to strive for!

One thing’s for sure – I will be paying closer attention to how an item fits before purchasing it in the future. I was able to eliminate several items from my closet that just didn’t fit right. I will also be practicing “one in, two out” until I get my clothes down to a reasonable number (100 perhaps?). So that means, every time I buy one item, I need to remove two things from my closet.

Thanks again to Kara and Vanessa for giving February’s challenge some structure. It was a lot of fun to follow along with you lovely ladies!

How about you? Would you do a challenge like this? What would you hope to get out of it? What would your biggest challenge be? I can’t wait to find out!

  1. Reply

    I've never really tracked what I wear from day to day, but I do make it a habit to regularly purge my closet. Since I shop fairly frequently (I love going through clearance racks and buying great items at a 70%-90% discount) and we have a small closet, I guess I probably run clothes I no longer love to the Goodwill a few times a year.

    Cute outfit on Day 17!

    • Reply

      It's a good thing you keep your closet cleaned out. It definitely keeps you a step ahead of the rest of us. :) Day 17 was actually my birthday so of course I had to wear something cute out. Thanks for noticing!

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    Nice! You did a great job! I really need to clean out my closet!! I'll probably do it tomorrow…maybe.

    Love this challenge.

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    Cool collage! I love #10;) Congrats!

    • Reply

      Thanks! That's one of my favorites too!

    • Jen T
    • March 6, 2012

    What a cool idea!

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    I desperately need to clean out my closet!

    • Reply

      I highly recommend it. It feels great when you're finished!

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