We have several trips and expenses coming up this year, so in an effort to save some money and get creative with my wardrobe/clothing rut (I did just read this and am pretty sure a closet purge is in high order), I thought it would be a fun challenge to style one item of clothing five different ways. So, inspired by Man Repeller, I wore one sweater five days in a row. Yes, you
heard read me right. Five days I wore the same sweater to work and hoped no one would notice (spoiler alert: they didn’t).
I gave myself only two rules:
1. I have to wear this five different ways.
2. I cannot repeat any other article of clothing.
One // Monday : This was obviously the easiest, and most predictable, outfit to style. An oversized sweater with high waist denim and loafers.
Two // Tuesday : Did I cheat on this one? I don’t know, but the whole tie a sweater/plaid button down/jacket around your waist thing is very “in” right now (confession: I’ve been doing this for years because hello – CONVENIENT).
Three // Wednesday : Is this a different sweater? FOOLED YOU! I rolled up the sleeves and cropped it by twisting a hair tie around the bunched up hem (it’s tucked underneath to hide).
Four // Thursday : I severely underestimated how difficult this challenge would be (I mean, how many ways can you wear a sweater?!). So, when it’s day four and you don’t know what else to do, COVER IT ALL UP. Only kind of kidding. But layers! The answer is layers.
Five // Friday : Uh oh, where’s the sweater? OMG it’s a scarf. Wear your sweater as a scarf. Revolutionary, I tell you.
So, are you inspired to work with your wardrobe, or do you just think I’m crazy and are already out the door on a shopping spree? Both are fair courses of action.
Also, in full transparency, this sweater is new, and I purchased it for the following reasons:
1. An oversized sweater has been on my “list”!
2. American Apparel is going out of business and selling everything for 40% off.
3. I’d never shopped there before.
4. I HAD TO.
The definition of “had” is very debatable here. Am I a fraud?