So last week I challenged myself to wear 7 pieces of clothing 7 different ways. It was an awesome challenge and accomplished more than I thought it would. I had to think outside of the box, I had to put together outfits I wouldn’t otherwise have done and I had to use what I chose. I have a limited closet and I find myself wearing the same things over and over again. This helped me branch out.
I actually had someone comment that they have a big closet with a lot of choices and still can’t find things to wear! This challenge is for everyone, you’ll have a whole new closet in no time!
So when Hanes Legwear sent me some sweet swag, I knew what my next challenge would be: skirts/shorts! Winter is supposedly over but the weather hasn’t quite caught up yet. It is getting warmer in these parts but still not warm. So what a perfect way to transition into spring than with skirts, shorts, tights, and thigh highs. Yep, you read that right, they sent me some lace thigh highs. Let’s just say my husband was happy.
Here’s what I had to work with and what ultimately inspired my looks:
Well, easy right? Black and sheer, I can do that! Honestly I thought I would only wear the black, but I ended up wearing mostly the sheer ones and let me tell you, I wanted to keep them on all the time. Like sleep in them, put them under my jeans, wear them with my bathing suit — you name it. They were comfortable, sucked everything in and smoothed everything out. Yes.Please.
So here’s the items on clothing I chose. I actually ended up with 8 (shhh I cheated!) because of the shoes. It’s tough to find 7 pieces that go together with shoes for each outfit!
I went a little funky with it this time, didn’t I? A tiger shirt, a weird color of brown shorts that I have a hard time pairing with anything, a fancy skirt and a striped mini skirt! It was challenging, but it was fun and I ended up liking the outfits I put together and realize I would have never otherwise pieced them together!
Here’s what I came up with using my 7 pieces and Hanes LegWear for each outfit.
Fun right?! I found a lot of cute ways to mix things up. The Hanes LegWear were seriously the best thing. Perfect for transitional periods like spring and fall. It was also fun to challenge myself to wear skirts for a week!
Let’s break down my outfits.
Tiger shirt & striped skirt
These kinda go but don’t go. It’s me trying to be a fashion blogger or something. This skirt is short and tight (a husband favorite) so I opted for the Seasonless Tights. Perfect for this outfit. It makes wearing a skirt a lot more cozy and practical.
I’m always so happy when I put together something my husband thinks won’t go but really looks fantastic. This was one of those looks. I thought I’d need the black tights again, but the silky sheer control tops worked better. And yes, I pulled those bad boys all the way up so they could do all the controlling I needed. I was also happy to tuck in this really long shirt for an entirely different look!
Bright & striped!
Another favorite! The bright shirt really adds a lot, doesn’t it? Once again, I opted for the silky sheer control tops instead of the black. I think it broke up the outfit a bit and brightened it up too. Super comfortable and as practical as it gets when wearing a skirt!
Bright shirt and shorts
These shorts. They kill me. Sometimes I think they’re so cute, but then they’re this weird brownish colors that goes with nothing but black. Or so I thought. Look – they go with this coral color! Definitely the benefit of this challenge – I wouldn’t have tried this otherwise! And once again, the silky sheers for the win!
This is the only skirt that I chose that could have worked with the thigh highs. And while I like the thigh highs, I think they’re sexy and that my husband deserves sexy from me, I just couldn’t fit them in this week. They just didn’t work where I wanted them to. But rest assured, those babies will be getting put to the test!
BTW I think these shoes are too clunky for this skirt, but since the shoes were part of the challenge, I really had no choice. I supposed I could have broke my own rules *gasp!* but I chose to just go with it.
Tiger Shirt & Shorts
The two things I thought least likely to wear I wore the most! Imagine that! This tiger shirt and the shorts. I chose the black seasonless tights to go with this outfit although I think I could have easily swapped them out for the silky sheer. I just felt like the black ones needed some love too.
Tiger shirt & skirt
The tiger shirt again! I guess that’s what happens when you’re a mom of boys. I chose the silky sheers for this outfit, which I think make my legs look fantastic (thank you Hanes!) but this time I rolled up my skirt and cinched it with a belt. I think this helped make the shoes not as bad. I actually ended up liking it! Oh and the post to the right, I have to take all my own pics and I can’t tell you how frustrating it is between lighting & getting it focused. Seriously, I need a camera remote.
That’s it! What did you think of the outfits? Did you have a favorite? Would you have done it differently? Weigh in, I would love to hear your thoughts!
In the meantime, head out and grab some Hanes LegWear for this spring! They are beyond comfortable (I could have slept in them!) and affordable! You can find all pairs for under $6. How is that for transitional style?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.