My personal style isn’t so stylish when I’m working from home. I might spend half the day in my pajamas before changing into street clothes to run errands. Shameful, I know.
Last month I did something I never do and bought a few bundles from Ultimate Bundles, a site dedicated to offering ebooks and ecourses from amazing bloggers on a variety of topics. Inside The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle I found the SAHM Casual Wardrobe Capsule Builder style challenge from Get Your Pretty On.
The SAHM Casual Wardrobe Capsule Builder gives you 20 days of outfits plus a shopping list so you can stock your closet with everything you need to build a basic casual wardrobe. I spent 20 days following the style challenge and learned a lot about my own personal style.
It’s nice not having to think about what to wear.
Deciding what to wear can take a lot of energy, but with a calendar full of outfits, I never had to decide what to wear the next day. Plus, I could set clothes out the night before and be all ready to go in the morning.
I don’t like changing my bag every few days.
The style challenge calls for a tote and a saddle bag, which you wear depending on the look of the day. It didn’t take me long to disregard this suggestion because I’d much rather have one go-to bag ready to grab when I head out the door. As you can see from my outfit pics, my bag of choice is my new Vera Bradley tote.
I’ll stick with flats, thanks.
Taupe booties popped up in several of the looks, but I’m a flats girl. I wore my black ballet flats or colorful sneakers for the 20 day challenge since they are a better fit for my lifestyle.
Scarves just get in the way.
Almost half of the looks called for a printed scarf, which is great in the fall or winter, but with windy and hot days, scarves just get in the way. I like to wear the occasional scarf, but it’s not a wardrobe staple for me.
Wearing the same few pieces every week gets really boring.
I never thought I’d say this, but I need a break from chambray. Nearly half of the looks call for a chambray shirt or dress, but by the end of the challenge, I was longing for plaid or gingham or anything besides chambray. This was a great lesson though because it shows I’d never make it with a minimalist wardrobe. I crave variety.
Just say no to white jeans.
White jeans were on the shopping list, but I nixed that idea right away. I always worry about getting white dirty because I almost always get dirty when I wear white. Someday, I might be tempted to try these stain resistant jeans from Old Navy, but for now, I’m skipping white jeans.
Overall, I think the SAHM Casual Wardrobe Capsule Builder is a great way to play with the clothes you already have and to find new ways to wear them. I discovered some outfit combinations I really like and now have a better idea about what my wardrobe is missing. You can learn more about the challenge here. At only $29, it’s well worth the money!
Have you ever done a style challenge?
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