I’m a woman and mother who is hardly ever satisfied with her body. I feel like my body is constantly changing (partially due to motherhood) and I feel like nothing looks good on me. I want to only have clothes in my closet that help me feel good in my body. I want to be confident about the clothes that I wear and the way they look on me.
Simple Mom Style: #Spring30for30 Challenge
I am so excited for the month of April. I am choosing to only wear 30 items of clothing for the whole month (not including workout clothes, shoes, and accessories). This challenge is called Spring 30for30 and is hosted by Shawna from Simple On Purpose (I discovered her blog through this challenge and I love it) and Raj from Pink Chai. Several mom bloggers are taking part in this challenge.
The challenge begins April 1st and goes through the whole month.
Why I am doing this?
I am doing the #Spring30for30 challenge for several reasons.
The first and most important reason is the reason listed above. I want to fine tune my wardrobe to only clothes that help me feel confident about my body. I don’t want to spend time feeling conscious about my clothing not being flattering.
Second, I’m trying to be minimalistic but I have so many clothes and I only wear a small portion of them. I wear the same outfits a lot (I actually don’t mind this) and I am looking forward to being challenged to wear a different combo for a whole month. This will show me how well (or not well) my clothes actually go together.
Third, I need to make more room in my closet. I have very little space and I am currently sharing it with my toddler. Going through my clothes to choose 30 things to wear for a month gave me the opportunity to get rid of clothes that I haven’t worn in awhile and have no desire to wear again. I ended up with a garbage bag full of clothes to donate!
What do I hope to get out of this?
Besides gaining confidence and having less stress about clothes, I’m hoping this challenge will help me be more creative with my accessories. Especially since I recently became a Compassionate Entrepreneur with Trades of Hope, I want to be a pro at accessorizing to best showcase the beautiful fair trade items I am selling.
What are the 30 items I have chosen?
I recently went out and bought a couple pairs of jeans from Value Village (a thrift store) along with a gold t shirt and a black t shirt. Having 3 of my 30 items be jeans is kinda crazy for me since I have been more into skirts and dresses the last few years. I feel like my style is always changing but I have gotten more into fashion in the past year, so maybe my style is changing for the better.
I have chosen lots of t shirts. These are not boring t shirts but flattering (not tight in the tummy) with interesting cuts. Other shirts include some dressy shirts that I wear on a regular basis. I usually wear nice clothes even though I don’t leave the house most of the time but I also have those days of wearing workout clothes all day.
My other choices include:
- 2 dresses– one striped and one black and a shirt dress.
- 3 cardigans– a simple black cardigan, an ivory cardigan and my favorite: a long mustard yellow and gold cardigan with pockets, I wear this with almost everything
- Four skirts– two pencil skirts and two maxi skirts (one solid black and the other patterned)
- Two pairs of leggings (both patterned… to go with some of my longer shirts)
- One pair of leather legging pants
Each day I am going to post a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #spring30for30 (see feed below)
Here’s a list of all the bloggers taking part in this challenge:
Kayla at The Accidental Nomad Life
Shawna at Simple On Purpose
Louise at Talk Nerdy to Me
Jenny at Ruminating Mommy
Hanna at Honey and Huckleberries
Shannon at Adventurous Mama
Roya at Bitsy Ideas
Emily at From Designer to Diapers
Krystal Leigh at The Valley Mom
Raj at Pink Chai
You can join us by using the hashtag #Spring30for30 on Instagram.