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Z’s Fashion Mixology

So there I stood, in front of my one carry-on bag for spring break, not sure how I could possibly fit every article of clothing into the tiny little bag. How could I bring a week’s worth of outfits that could fit every social occasion I’d undoubtedly be attending? Enter Fashion Mixology, a do-it-yourself challenge made popular by the blog “A Beautiful Mess.” The concept is simple: Take eight pieces of clothing (dresses, pants, tops, etc) and shuffle them into eight different outfits! (Shoes, accessories, and coats don’t count.) In an attempt to have all of my clothes fit in that small, small little roll-away, I decided to do this challenge for spring break. Here are my results!

I started with my eight pieces, as shown below.

 Modcloth print dress

 American Eagle skinny jeans

Gap cardigan

Urban Outfitter printed v-neck

Modcloth solid color dress

Francesca’s skirt

Wet Seal blazer

Zumiez black v-neck

 


With that, I started remixing!

Necklace: Modcloth
Ring: Newbury Comics
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Modcloth

Belt: Urban Outfitters

Ring: Modcloth
Shoes: Modcloth
 

Bow: etsy [store: Hive and Honey]
Shoes: American Eagle
 

Necklace: Modcloth
Bow: Target
Shoes: Modcloth
 

Necklace: Newbury Comics
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Bracelets: Wet Seal
Shoes: Blowfish
 

Scarf: Francesca’s
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Modcloth
 

Necklace: Modcloth
Bracelets: Wet Seal
Shoes: Blowfish
 

Necklace: Modcloth
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Modcloth
 
Whew! So there you have it – eight pieces, eight outfits. I really saw a change in the way I styled my clothes once I started this exercise. Before, I had never thought of wearing my dresses so many ways – putting a shirt over them, or tucking them into a separate skirt. The most helpful thing I found was to mostly keep to basic pieces with the chosen eight, so I let myself go wild with accessories (the looks I got with Outfit Six were priceless). This is a great challenge to try if you feel your wardrobe getting stagnant – or, if you don’t have the carry-on space! Best of luck with your remixing!

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