A friend of mine is running a Facebook challenge to get rid of 40 bags of clutter in the next 40 days. My home has way to o much clutter, so I decided to join.
Then this morning I noticed that Imogen over at the InsideOut Style blog is running a "No Repeat November" style challenge - to not repeat an outfit all month. Her point is to wear a greater percentage of your clothes
It seemed to me like the perfect combination - to make the next 40ish days ones of going through my closet orphans, and deciding which are worth keeping and which aren't. I've already eliminated two tops, and three bags of kids toys.
So here's my orphan challenge day 1.
Gray jeans, black long-sleeved layering tee, black moto boots and belt, and red lumberjack vest.
The orphan is this lumberjack vest. I tried it with white jeans last week, but haven't worn it successfully yet. It's very puffy, which makes it strange to style. But it's wonderfully warm, and delicious feeling for winter. So it makes the cut - even if only for "slob wear".
And it reveals wardrobe hole #1: A black long-sleeved layering shirt. I thought this one worked, but it has a hole in the elbow. So it's on the chopping block, and I'll be looking for a replacement.
What do you think? How should this lumberjack vest be styled? Would you keep it?