If you get my weekly newsletter you know that on Friday I proposed a little wear it or toss it challenge to you! I didn’t want to forget about it and I want to hold myself accountable too, so let’s do this together, OK? (Oh, and there’s a giveaway involved too!)
Here’s the challenge: Choose four (seasonally appropriate) items from your closet that you haven’t worn in a long time. Figure out a way to style each item in a way you really like and actually wear it in the month of April. If you can’t do it, toss it, sell it, or donate it! We’re nearing the end of the first full week of April so you’ve still got plenty of time to pick and try to wear your items! Here are the items I’m choosing for April:
1. White Draped Banana Republic Blouse
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this blouse. But for whatever reason, I’ve never worn it! I don’t even remember how long I’ve had it (I’m guessing it’s been at least six months if not longer.) White tends to wash me out but I imagine when I bought it that I planned to wear it under jackets. If I don’t wear it this month (and still like it), it’s gone!
2. LC by Lauren Conrad Polka Dot Blouse
I’ve had this for a few years and never ever pick it up to wear. It’s not that I don’t think it’s cute, I think it’s maybe just not me. If I can’t figure out how to style it so it is, it’s time to say goodbye!
3. H&M Butterfly Cami
I bought this cami when I was 19 and studying abroad in Europe during college. This was before H&M was in the US and I spent every non-tourist-ing moment in H&M! I still think it’s cute and I think the print could still work now. I just need to try something!
4. SheIn Draped Jacket
I bought this back when I wanted to try out online retailer Shein to see how their items held up. At the time I said it was tight through the arms and bust but that I thought I could make it work. It’s been almost two years now and I haven’t worn it yet! I’ve tried it on a few times lately to see if it would work with my outfit but so far nothing has clicked. It’s a cute jacket but the shorter length and overall smallness might just mean it’s not for me!
And here’s where you (and the giveaway) come into play. I really want you all to tackle this wear it/toss it challenge with me! I plan to make this a monthly challenge (and we’ll soon include jewelry, accessories, etc.) so that by the end of the year we are well on our way to a curated closet full of ONLY the things we actually wear and love! Everyone who participates in April will be entered to win a giveaway that will include a shopping gift card and a fun beauty bag! The only thing you have to do is send me a photo of the four items you’re choosing for April- you can upload it to the Facebook thread that goes along with this post, tag me on social media (JKStyle1 on Instagram), or email it to me – Jamie@JKStyle.com. I’m not even asking you to show me how you styled an item, I just want to know that you’re participating! How easy is that?!
Ooooooo K. I’m a little nervous but will give it a try. Guilty of reaching for the same thing over and over but this challenges me to think out of the box or move it out of my closet!