I’ve mentioned it a few times since last week, but Sarah over at Sarah’s Real Life is doing this crazy thing where she challenged us to pick 10 items from our wardrobe that we feel represent our style. Items that we felt just screamed out as us when we saw them. Items that we knew had “us” written all over them. And then the goal is to wear at least one of those items in every outfit until the end of April. Here, I’ll just let her explain it.
Picking out those 10 items is actually harder then you’d think. Why? Because how many of us really know our style? I feel like I had a pretty good handle on it when I had to dress business or business casual. A little traditional. A little preppy. The occasional trend throw in there.
Now, though, I’m struggling. Casual has always been the hardest dress code for me. And it doesn’t help that I’ve actually lost 10 pounds and reshaped my body using strength training over the past few months so many of my clothes fit me differently now than they used to.
So, since I’m struggling to figure out my casual style, I also struggled to pick out 10 items that really screamed “ERIN” when I looked at them. But here’s what I came up with.
White blazer | Leopard flats | White jeans |Red pants/skirt | Gray fringed scarf | Rhinestone cluster necklace | IL Love You Forever tee | Red tweed jacket | Navy and white polka dot top |Leopard print button up shirt
How did I decide on these items? Well, I decided to frame the question as, “What items in my closet did I A. buy full price because I had to have them, B. lusted after and searched out after I couldn’t stop thinking about them or C. would be upset and immediately try to replace if something happened to them?”
And these are the items I came up with. Some have been in my closet a long time. Others are newcomers. And, yes, I wrote pants/skirt up there. I really wanted to include my new red skirt but Chicago weather in April is totally unpredictable. So, if it’s playing nice I’ll wear the skirt. If it’s not, I’ll wear the pants. And based on the weather forecast so far it’s looking like pants weather.
I’ll tell you more background information about each of the pieces as we go along. I hope it will be fun for both of us!