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30 for 30 | A Closet Remix - The Debonair 30 Day Challenge

The Debonair 30 Day Wardrobe Challenge

In December 2009 Blogger Kendi Lea started a style blog to document her daily style journey. By April 2010, she ran out of funds and had lost the original intent of her blog: to remix the contents of her closet. Kendi introduced the idea of remixing what was in her closet by the idea of the 30 for 30 Remix. "30 for 30" simply meant that the participaint would take 30 items and wear only those items into 30, (hopefully) stylish outfits.

The whole point of the challenge is to show myself and readers that with a little bit of creativity, you can make what you have work for you.

Interested in joining in? If you don’t have 30 items in your closet, no problem. The best part of remixing is working with what you’ve got. If you’ve got it, join the challenge. If you have more than 30 items, pick the items that make sense for this challenge. This is a good exercise to help you learn to shop your closet and to shop smartly. By being well-versed in what you already have, you will become a better shopper.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick 30 items or less from your closet.  Shoes are included, accessories and  jewelry are not.

2. Remix the 30 items into 30 different outfits.

That's it! Well not entirely so..

3. Don't shop for 30 days.

Why in the world would I add insult to injury, you ask? Kendi explains because of two reasons: 1) so you'll learn to shop your own closet and 2) so you'll appreciate it. So many times I've run out and bought a new dress for one event or I bought something because I felt lacking and not what was in my closet. Obviously, this is not the best solution to a problem. Kendi found that when she limits shopping, with 30 items, she become so much more aware of what I have versus what I need. By the end of the 30 days, I am ready to shop, but with new eyes of what I really need.

The Fall Challenge starts on Monday Nov. 15 - Dec 15, 2010!

Until next time.. I had a blast..

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