Happy Monday, my dears!
Thanks for having grace and letting me take a mini vacation this past week. I ate entirely too many chips and salsa, stayed outside as much as I could and spent a lot of time with Troy. It was pretty great. I hope you had an amazing week, too!
Did you see all the gorgeous looks for the Spring Layers challenge last Monday? I love, love, LOVE seeing how y’all are remixing your closet and pushing yourselves to try new combinations. In a weird way, I feel a little like a proud mom when I see you stretching and growing in figuring out your style and how to make your wardrobe work for you and your life. Getting e-mails from you guys about how making small changes in something like what you wear is affecting other areas of your life is amazing. Thanks for letting me be part of that!
If you’re new, we’re excited you’re here! Remix Rewear Restyle is a weekly challenge to shop your closet and show us how you style a certain piece. Don’t worry about being right or wrong. There aren’t any rules except to include a piece that fits the challenge. So go shop that closet and link up your look!
This week’s challenge was to add a pop of color.
It’s no secret that I’ve not always been the best at shopping. I used to buy things so haphazardly that pops of color and trends were pretty much all that graced the hangers in my closet. Over the last year-ish, my wardrobe additions have had a neutral bent, because I’ve wanted to purchase timeless pieces. Everything in moderation is a good rule of thumb to follow with your closet. While basics and classics are the foundation of a remixable wardrobe, you should still have pieces you love, are maybe a little outside the box, and that you get excited to wear.
This dress is one of those pieces. It was my April 12 pieces addition, and I found it at my non-profit’s resale store, The Attic via one of their vendors, Threaded Souls. It’s totally outside the comfort zone of what I normally wear, but it’s so comfortable, can easily transition to fall with tights, boots, and a completer piece, and Troy loves it. Win, win, and bigger win.
May 19: Redress Challenge: Reconstruction
May 26: Refresh: A new way to wear an old favorite
Before we see how you’re styling your pop of color, I want to give you a few ideas for next week’s reconstruction challenge. If you’re struggling to come up with an idea, don’t stress about it- the whole point of RRR is to challenge one another to keep looking at our closets with fresh eyes, and push ourselves to create new outfits from what we have. Be creative!
Here are a few great DIY upcycling projects if you’re a sewer. (coughAmyGcough) :)
- dress up a plain tee with a patterned or sequined pocket;
- add lace sleeves to a sleeveless dress or top;
- add a lace back panel to an army jacket.
And some no-sew ideas if you’re more likely to stick yourself with a needle and bleed all over your creation (a la me):
- distress a pair of jeans (or shorts!);
- dip dye an item, or fully dye an item;
- bejewel a top;
- create a pair of cap toe shoes.
I’ve got a whole Pinterest board on the topic if you want to browse a few more ideas!