Did you catch my most recent post on How to Host Your Own Clothing Swap? If you missed it, you can read all about the fun (HERE) and get caught up! I must say, our spring swap was a tremendous success. Not only did women leave with bags of new-to-me clothing, we donated 80 bras to Free the Girls, sent our leftovers to local charities and churches. And we came together as women, to celebrate a love of style, fashion, and supporting each other.
Back home with a few new-to-me pieces, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to create a week of new outfits, using a piece from the swap, each day. For one, I love a challenge, but move importantly, I wanted to make sure the items I brought home, were going to work for me and my wardrobe. If I struggled to create an outfit, I figured why not pass it along to someone else who may want it, instead of allowing it just sit in my closet. I had after all recently purged my closet, and sent items to the swap. I didn't want to clutter my closet all over again.
In celebration of Earth Day, I thought it would be fun to share my week of outfits - created with "new-to-me" pieces from the swap.
Here's a look at the "new-to-me" pieces I had to work with:
Ready for a look?
DIY Crop Frayed Jeans
Same Jeans, Boho Bell Sleeve Top
Orange Wrap Dress
Stuart Weitzman Wedges
Mother Destroyed Frayed Skinny Jeans
Desigual Sweater Dress and Joie Floral Top
Tory Burch Sweater
So yes, these pieces are all keepers. I have a few items that I'll be passing along to friends, who can give a them better home in their closets. That's the fun of a clothing swap. Passing pieces you no longer love or wear, to new homes where they will be loved once again!
Before you swap, you need to purge!
Get motivated to spring clean by reading this archived AskSuzanneBell post, Make Some Room | Closet Edit Part 1: The Purge (HERE)
Which of the above looks is your favorite?
When introducing new pieces to your closet, do you challenge yourself to create outfits?
Do you find it difficult to part with pieces you don't wear?
Are you ready to host a clothing swap of your own?
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