Monday, July 9, 2012

Jeans-free June: a roundup

    For the month of June, I challenged myself to not wear jeans/pants and wear only skirts, dresses, and the occasional pair of shorts. Here are a few things I learned:

Planet Gold ivory and gray dress; Old Navy green dress; Trina Turk maxi

Dresses = minimum effort, maximum effect. They're easy to put on (with the exception of the sticky zipper on the ivory and gray dress), and hard to mess up (no tricky pairing up of separates). Add some accessories or even the right belt, and the look is polished, easy and comfortable. I think the 3 outfits above are my favorites for the month. :)

CK pencil skirt paired with: Charter Club tunicYoshitomo Nara teeCK top

A good pencil skirt is the chameleon of my closet, going just as well with a fun graphic tee as with a dressier top.  The longer length is perfect for work (I spent June sitting on an itty-bitty chair for daily read-alouds, so the longer length is appreciated) and the high waist is flattering. 

Experimentation is essential. Ditching the jeans and pants for a month helped me play around a bit more with my clothes. While some were more miss than hit, it was fun to try some different combinations. 

The end result: My monthlong challenge let me use some neglected items in my closet, and showed me how comfortable and polished a good skirt and dress can be. I'll confess that I wore my turquoise pants on July 1 to celebrate the end of the challenge -- but I know I will definitely be wearing my skirts and dresses more often. 


  1. Thank you, Katie! It was actually a lot of fun. :)

  2. Congrats for completing the challenge and also being able to use more of your skirts and dresses that you hardly wear :)

  3. Congrats on completing your challenge! I think I've been doing something like this, come to think of it, informally for the past month.(Mostly that's because it has been a million degrees and way too hot to wear jeans! And I've definitely rediscovered some neglected things in my closet, too. Keep rockin' those dresses!


  4. I am such a dress girl, so it's nice to see someone else turned on to their simplicity and fun! Keep rocking them - they look great on you! First visit to your blog and it's so cute!

    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

  5. Thanks, Kat! A few dresses and skirts went unworn, but the majority were used. :)

  6. Thanks for dropping by, Jill! You're right - dresses are simple and fun. Glad I figured that out. :)

  7. Thank you! Yes, the warm weather definitely made it easier. :) It amazes me how much clothes I actually own, but how few are regularly worn ... I'm trying to change that, but it's a struggle sometimes. :)

  8. Hi sweetie, you have a great blog, you look so cutie :3 ♥
    I hope you'll like mine too ^^
    Kisses ♥



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