7×7 Closet Remix

I have always been inspired by the various forms of “closet shopping” posts going around the blogosphere.  It’s wonderful to see real women creating real(ly cute) outfits from items they already own.  No need to go out and buy more stuff (although, who doesn’t like new stuff?) just to have a cute new outfit — just wear something you already have in a new way!

Just like everyone, though, I get into a closet rut.  I wear the same four t-shirts, the same two pairs of jeans, and the same pony-tail every day of the week for weeks on end.  In fact, I’m in one of those ruts now (minus my new summer shorts).  BORING!  So it’s time for new outfits…  With that in mind, I really try to go through my closet whenever I get an itch to go out and buy new stuff, because invariably there are several cute things in there that I have forgotten about.

Enter the 7×7 hosted by Putting Me Together and Ma Nouvelle Mode.  The rules are to pick seven items (including shoes) from your closet that you already own and remix them into seven distinct outfits.  It took me all weekend to think of my seven items (especially the shoes) and quite a few hours to think of all of the possible combinations I could come up with without giving up my personal style.  But here you are: my 7×7 Challenge:

My 7 Items:

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1. Polka dot blouse — Target (b.c. it’s cute and it’s one of my favorites)
2. Chambray button up — Loft (b.c. it goes with everything, can be worn alone or as a completer)
3. Navy shorts — Old Navy (b.c. it’s finally getting summery outside)
4. White t-shirt — Target (b.c. it’s comfy)
5.  Tribal print dress — Target (b.c. I’m trying to get away from jeans all the time)
6. Skinny jeans — Dress Barn (b.c. I love jeans…)
7. Navy canvas wedges — DSW (b.c. I bought them a month ago and haven’t worn them yet)

My 7 Outfits:

7x7 Closet Remix

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Necklace — me
Earrings — Target
Belt — Target
Big Girl Bag (Coach Purse) — gift from Hubs

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Earrings — probably Claire’s…
Necklace and Belt — NY&Co

Favorite #1

Favorite #1

Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet — NY&Co
Big Girl Bag

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Earrings — NY&Co
Bracelet — Kohl’s
Purse — Target
Necklace — gift from Hubs

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Earrings, Long Necklace, Bracelet — NY&Co

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Earrings — NY&Co
Belt — Target
Scarf — gift from bestie

Favorite #2

Favorite #2

Earrings — Kohl’s
Belt — Target
Bracelet — NY&Co

From what I understand, accessories are not included in the count, so I mixed and matched..  As you can see, I have some favorites that I constantly rotate.


Whatever Works Wednesday link-up party on smalltownbigwardrobe.com

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Also linking up with: *Sorry, I forgot to add these yesterday when I originally posted the 7×7*

Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for the What I Wore link up
Alison at Get Your Pretty On for the I Feel Pretty link up
Catherine at Small Town, Big Wardrobe for the Whatever Work Wednesday link up
Sherry at The Life of the Party for the Fashion Informant Friday Link Up

How do you think I did?  What would your 7 Items be?  How do you shop your closet?  What are your favorite pieces on repeat?

Also, before I go, I’d like to give a little shout out to Hubs.  He took all of the photos.  Thanks for the help, Hubby!

Ciao,
~jess~

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11 thoughts on “7×7 Closet Remix

  1. These are great wearable looks Jess! I totally hear you about the ‘clothing rut’. I wrote the same thing in a post right before I read about the remix challenge on Putting me Together. It was just the push I needed to realise I really do have plenty to wear 😉

  2. Jess, your outfits are adorable! I love the pieces you chose. I can definitely see why that polka dot blouse is one of your favorites. I love how your outfits are totally wearable yet are unique and special through accessories. What a great remix!

  3. You did such a good job on this challenge! I love the shirt over the dress – I did that in my 7×7 too and I was surprised that I hadn’t tried it before! I also love that cute polka dot blouse. I remember seeing it Target and now I wish I had bought it!

  4. Love the dress with the shirt on top. Also love that you picked navy shoes instead of a boring tan color. I have a few navy items and I have gotten some great ideas from your post. Thanks!

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