Fashion Challenge: Wear Something Magnificent Every Day for a Week

31 responses

  1. Ally
    December 1, 2010

    Lovely as usual!
    Might start next week ;)

  2. Kelly
    December 1, 2010

    Definitely starting next week!

  3. cece
    December 1, 2010

    omg!!!! love it, the ideas the tips everything. The article is totally motivational. I always pick out what I want to wear mentally and then the next day i will totally forget. I feel so inspired now :)

  4. Nicole
    December 1, 2010

    Count me in! These are really helpful tips, I definitely don’t have room for a rack in my dorm room :[ but I think that planning outfits on a Sunday night is a really good idea- I used to do that in high school. Thanks for the advice! Great post.

  5. Samantha
    December 1, 2010

    I love this post! Great ideas :D thanks!

  6. Arielle
    December 1, 2010

    great article! one of the best i’ve read in awhile.

  7. Rin
    December 1, 2010

    What a great idea! If I hadn’t already brought home most of my clothes over Thanksgiving break, I would totally try this out.

  8. dreamer
    December 1, 2010

    fantastic idea! i have a few pieces in my wardrobe that i haven’t even touched for fear of being overdressed. might be time to get them out now :)

  9. Julia
    December 1, 2010

    This is a great idea. Another thing that I do is spend a long time on the weekends trying on a few new outfit combinations then if something works I can just throw it on in a few minutes and look great.

  10. Sarah
    December 1, 2010

    here’s another tip: get one of those hanging sweater bags with 6 vertical compartments: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/hangingBags/shoeSweater?productId=10022387&N=152

    and put each day’s outfit for the week in each compartment :)

  11. Valerie
    December 1, 2010

    Great post! Where can I find a black skirt like the one in the picture on the right? Or what would it normally be called?

  12. Bethann
    December 1, 2010

    Definitely doing this next week :) I used to do this all the time but then I just got too involves in doing my hair and makeup every morning that I had no time to pick out clothes so I just picked out whatever was laying around.
    Thanks!

  13. Rachel
    December 2, 2010

    I love this idea. I always want to wear certain things, then put them away because they’re just too dramatic for normal wear. But next week I will be sporting my finest!

  14. Kirsten
    December 2, 2010

    I love your ideas! I’m really bad at planning a head and usually, even though I love fashion and reading blogs and magazines and stuff, i just wear jeans with a cardican of sweater. So this is deff a challenge I will try this time!

  15. Stel
    December 2, 2010

    These are really good suggestions and I plan on following some of them!

  16. Milana
    December 2, 2010

    This is a great piece! Sometimes we’re just too lazy! I’m going to find something ‘magnificent’ to wear today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Steph
    December 2, 2010

    I’ve already been neurotically color-coordinating my interchangible minimalist outfits for Chistmas travel. But I tend to throw on outfits–out of the pile of stuff I have on the floor–that get complements? Thanks for the article, I desperately need to get organized!

  18. Katie
    December 2, 2010

    I must agree with everyone. This post is fantastic! One of my favorites in a while. Thank you, Chelsea for all the helpful tips. Who doesn’t love a little magnificence?! :)

  19. Katie
    December 2, 2010

    @Valerie: If you’re talking about the top picture from Cupcakes and Cashmere, the skirt three in from the right is from Zara, and the skirt two in from the right is from Elizabeth and James. The E&J one is more a tutu style, and you could probably find a cheaper version at stores like Forever 21. Hope that helped! :)

  20. Lucy
    December 2, 2010

    Love this post. I’ve been wanting to become more stylish for a long time now, and I’ve read a lot of your other articles on creating outfits and the like. I love especially the outfits on Lookbook.nu, but there’s one thing I’ve been meaning to ask for a while now.

    Do you know of any style blogs that cater to pear shaped girls? I find myself imagining a lot of boyish-figured or just skinny women (and generally see a lot of these ladies on LB.nu) wearing these stylish outfits. It’s great to admire their style, but hard to imitate it, and I’m not plus-sized either, so what’s a gal with big hips to do?

  21. Jordan
    December 2, 2010

    I am a fashion blogger, myself, and I agree with this post 100%. ANYONE can look their best everyday, and why not? I believe personal style takes a lifetime to truly develop, but it’s worth the effort. Knowing what works for your body type, budget, and taste is invaluable knowledge
    you’ll carry with you no matter what you wear. It may sound cliche, but when you FEEL good,
    you’re more likely to look good as well. Actually, those two are best friends; style and comfort
    do walk hand in hand.

    My personal inspiration comes from what I see , how I feel, and what I like, plain and simple. Having that as a basis for building a well rounded closet is the first step. I do like that this post mentioned trying a new style on for size, as well. It’s okay to mix styles and experiement, especially when you’re young, but there’s only thing I’d add. Even if you don’t know what works for you yet, always make sure you’re staying
    true to what you want and like. If you already
    know your personal ascetic but feel like mixing it up, include a piece of yourself (be it shoes or accessories you might not expect, anything) in your new look.

  22. Demariee
    December 2, 2010

    If you want to plan your outfits for the whole week on Sundays, I highly suggest checking the weather for the week before outfit planning. Theres nothing worse than planning an amazing outfit only for the weather to mess it up, leaving you scrambling last minute for something else to wear.

  23. Margot
    December 3, 2010

    What I do, during the weekend I compose the outfits for the week, and I put all clothes on a hanger and in the morning just put them on
    I will also sugest a challenge I have taken upon myself this month and for next month, to take my week points and turn them into strenghts, I have started with my nails, I have never been happy with them and could only manage one perfect day of nail polish, now
    I’ve got myselft acrilic nails, long beautiful nails that I am most proud of

    The next thing on my list is to dye my hair somehow so it looks high-maintenance hair, now I just have my natural color

    So there, since I so much like this blog I thought to share my plans here and to state my commitment to looking good :D

  24. e. of academichic
    December 3, 2010

    This is a fantastic challenge, especially at the end of the semester when we all tend to drag. When I was in undergrad, I would try to wear something fabulous every single day of finals week. It didn’t make me smarter, but it made me feel collected and in charge during an otherwise daunting week. Now as a mom and PhD student, my definition of what constitutes “fabulous” has shifted (less silk tops, more chunky necklaces) but it’s still a worthwhile endeavor to remember to make an effort, whether on a teaching day or a grocery shopping day!

  25. Savannah
    December 8, 2010

    I took the challenge this week, and it was so much fun! :D My outfits consisted of cute belted sweaters and white lace tops, among other things. Great idea!

  26. Maddie
    December 22, 2010

    I think we should wear somthing fab every day of the week ALL THE TIME.

  27. gwenanne
    March 31, 2011

    excellent ideas – I am a grandmother but love fashion. Tried a thin leopard skin belt with a white shirt and pants. Had many compliments. Will do for any age

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