Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Style Challenge: 21 Days with 5 Outfits

In about a week and a half our family will be hitting the road again. I have really enjoyed being at home and having a bit of a break, but it is time to get back to work! This next trip will include 6 meetings, a week with family, a day and a half in D.C.! and me flying home with our daughter for a wedding. Temps promise to be cold as well.
This time around for packing I decided to try something different. I usually pack in complete outfits with a few things that can mix and match. I usually have well more than I need but I also end up getting bored and don't even wear half of what I pack more than once. For this trip I decided to try to only pack peices that went with at least two other things, preferably more. For the trip I picked five whole outfits (top, bottom, sweater/jacket, tank, shoes, accessories) but the challenge is going to be to not repeat the same combination twice during the whole 3 weeks! I plan to take pictures to document it and post when I can. (Scroll to the bottom for a fun reader challenge!) Here is what I am bringing:

1. Purple Tee
2. Red Pullover Sweater
3. Grey Tee
4. Blue Peplum Tee
5. Green Print Tee

6. Jean Skirt
7. Grey Pencil Skirt
8. Printed Maxi Skirt
9. Purple Maxi Dress
10. Knee Length Printed Skirt

11. Grey/Silver Cardigan
12. Black Short Sleeve Cardigan
13. Purple Cardigan
14. Trench Coat
15. Denim Jacket
16. Teal Tank
17. Navy Tank
18. Purple Tank
19. White Tank
20. Black Tank
21. Denim Flats
22. Leopard Flats
23. Silver Flats (may replace these with black ones or leave out all together)
24. Black Boots
25. Brown Boots
26. Owl Necklace
27. Purple Necklace
28. Light Blue Necklace
29. Purple Scarf
30 Teal Scarf
31. Purple Belt
32. Black Belt

I also plan to bring a long sleeve white tee and brown leggings for layering if needed (sleeping if not!), a paper thin beige cardi, also for layering, and tights in brown, tan, navy, black and burgundy. I will also be bringing hair accessories.

Here are some potential outfit ideas:

Now for the fun part! Make me an outfit! Using the numbers, come up with an outfit for me that has at least a top, bottom and shoes and leave it in the comments. If I can pull it off (the pieces fit together modestly) then I will wear it and post a pic! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  1. 4, 6, 15, 22, leopard scarf
    3, 10, 12, 16, 23 or 25, 28
    2, 7, 14, 20, 22 or 24, 26

  2. 1. 9, 12, 23, 27
    2. 4, 7, 17, 21, 30
    3. 5, 6, 13, 19, 21, 26
    4. 1, 8, 15, 17, 23, 26


I would love to know what you think or see pictures of anything you make from what you see here!