Spring 30×30 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge // May
Started in 2010 by @kendieveryday, the 30×30 style challenge is the same as a 10×10—only, longer! It’s a simple concept: you choose 30 items in your wardrobe and create 30 outfits for 30 days. Of course—if you have less, you can totally include less and make it more of a challenge!
The idea is to use this time to get creative with what you have, rather than getting the bug to buy new! I’ve been feeling tempted to purchase more and more as the weather’s been warming up, so I think it’s about time to appreciate the versatility of all that I own. It’s also a great way to test out a capsule wardrobe if you’ve been thinking of downsizing.
- Include shoes, if you can!
- Don’t count loungewear, pyjamas or workout clothes if they’re not part of your regular routine (but if that’s mostly what you wear, then totally do it!)
- No need to have a different outfit every day – repeat as much as you like, and be spontaneous if that’s what speaks to you!
- Adding or switching an item is totally ok if you find it’s not working early on!
- You can do it with less than 30 items if you want a real challenge 😉
When is it happening?
Let’s start May 1! Even though it has 31 days, it’ll give us all some time to pick our pieces, take photos of a few, and get ready to share.
What’s the hashtag?
If you’d like to join in on Instagram, I’ll be tuning in to #May30x30 – and I’m so excited to see all your looks!
As a starting point, I turned to my Spring 2019 pin board to see the kinds of looks I had been eyeing lately. Using that as a springboard, I pulled out clothes with enough variety to keep me interested, but enough versatility to mix and match in almost every single way. I think every top and every pair of pants can go together, which means I could likely keep going over many months with these picks!
I was also excited to incorporate some lighter colours to bring in the feeling of spring, especially since three of these items are new to me: the Tradlands Elms (white button-up), the Harly Jae Pierrot Pants in cream, and the Power of My People black button up. I purchased the pants, and the other two were gifted as part of my spring partnerships.
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- Hutchison Striped Tee
- Old Chambray Button-up
- Amanda Moss Penny Tank
- Hutchison Sandra Top
- Kotn Alabaster Turtleneck
- Kotn Men’s Essential Crew
- Tradlands Lily (white button-up, short sleeved)
- Tradlands Elms (white button-up, long sleeved)
- Brass Clothing Layering Longsleeve (grey)
- Organic Basics Black Tee
- Power of My People Philosopher (black button-up)
- Thrifted Patterned Crossover Blouse
- Secondhand Ochre Sweater
- Harly Jae Pierrot Pants, black
- Harly Jae Pierrot Pants, cream
- Old Black Skinny Jeans
- Levi’s Wedgies
- Vintage wide-leg crops
- Levi’s 501 light wash
- Vintage mom jeans
- Floral Skirt (was my grandma’s!)
- Old Long Beige Cardigan
- Vintage White Knit
- Brass Clothing Black Robe Coat
- Blue Blazer
4 pairs of shoes
What I didn’t include? My jackets. Canadian spring weather can be so unpredictable, I wanted to leave myself room to adjust if it torrentially downpours or shines brightly.
Are you joining in? Let me know!