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Week 3 of the #5feetofstyle WardrobeChallenge

A but behind on my round up of last month’s style challenge, but here’s Week 3!

A reminder of the daily prompts during the style challenge!

Day 15: Create a look with 3 levels of layering

David Lawrence trench coat | Viktoria and Woods shirt (via eBay) – similar |
Muji sweater (via Carousell) – similar | APC skirt (via eBay) – similar |
Zara flats – similar | Longchamp bag (hand me down)

I wore a shirt, sweater and coat for the day to achieve the three levels of layering, and a skirt to break the jean monotony. I decided to drape the coat over my shoulders in the style of Insta fashion girls, but either I have too-broad shoulders or the coat isn’t big enough to do that because it just kept slipping off. Whoever thought of wearing it this clearly wasn’t thinking of the practicality of the trend!

Day 16: Go monochrome in a bright colour

Uniqlo x IDLF jacket via Carousell – similar | Standard James Perse tee | Levi’s Wedgie jeans
Office UK boots (in my dreams boots) | Zaful hat

My first real fail of the challenge. I don’t do bright colours – red is probably the boldest I get, and I’ll only do that in one piece too. So I went with a black top and jeans, and khaki jacket and shoes to kind of do the monochrome thing.

For the Team Style File style challenge I was also doing for the month, I added a hat c/o Zaful to keep my head warm – post on this coming up soon (did I mention I was behind on some of my posts? :P).

Day 17: Winterize your favourite summer skirt

Muji sweater via Carousell – similar | Equipment shirt via Facebook buy/sell group – similar |
Sportsgirl skirt – similar | Witchery flats via Carousell – similar | Longchamp tote


Day 18: Test out a new “tuck.”

Sweater made by me | Blank NYC jeans | Seed boots – similar

It would have been easy to simply throw on a shirt and tuck the front in and call it a day, but the whole point was to try out a new “tuck”. I decided to go with tucking the jeans into boots, which also proved to be very practical as it was absolutely freezing that day. Tip for petites: tucking jeans into ankle boots isn’t always the most flattering on short legs, I would go with super skinny jeans or “jeggings” and make sure the opening of the boot isn’t too wide so that it cuts off our legs. Basically we’re going for a streamlined look from jean leg to boot.

Day 19: Pair your favourite denim pieces together for a denim-on-denim look

Equipment top – similar | HM cardigan – similar | Paige jeans via eBay |
Rag and Bone shoes via Facebook group – similar | Lioness coat via Vinnies – similar

One of my favourite denim on denim looks is to go with a chambray shirt and black jeans – because really, black goes with anything right? The cardigan was added for the Team Style file challenge, and a coat to top it all off because it was yet another chilly Sydney day.

Day 20: Dress down your favourite little black dress

Levi’s denim jacket from Facebook Marketplace | Sportsgirl blanket scarf |
Zara pants – similar | Golden Goose Deluxe Brand sneakers via Vestiaire Collective

OK, another style challenge fail. I actually don’t have a little black dress to dress down! However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear stripes as it was #TeamStripes day for the Team Style File challenge, and I went with stripes on the bottom instead of the usual striped tee scenario. Petites, vertical stripes are our legs’ best friends – if something gives me the appearance of long legs I’m all for it.

Day 21: Belt your outerwear

David Lawrence trench coat – similar | Acne jeans via Glebe Markets – similar |
Acne Jensen boots via Gumtree

A trench coat is the easiest answer to belting your outerwear, although I did contemplate wearing the Lioness coat from a few days before and belting that. I don’t often button up this coat – it’s still a little tight post-partum and I kind of like having my coats open most of the time anyway. Wearing jeans and boots both by Acne – I’m obsessed with this label but could never be able to buy them at full price. These boots are amazing – they’re my only pair of black boots now and have been by far the most versatile I’ve ever owned. Well worth the eye-watering amount I paid for them, even if they were second hand!

Thoughts so far

The two fail days of the challenge this week show I was starting to wane a bit – hence the title style challenge. Keep it flexible, re-interpret the prompt to suit you, and if all else fails, just wear whatever you want, because it’s illegal to gad about town naked.

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5 thoughts on “Week 3 of the #5feetofstyle WardrobeChallenge

  1. haha I loved the lessons bit at the end! 🙂 I used to be a lot stricter with style challenges but now I realise that I don’t need to put so much pressure on myself. It did mean I didn’t participate in as many prompts of your challenge as I’d have liked to, but feeling unwell and trying to rest was more important than thinking up new outfits, ha! YOu did so well with the challenge though 🙂

    1. Oh I definitely waned in the last week, didn’t help I was sick as a dog for a few days and didn’t care for dressing up – like you said, getting rest was the most important thing! I felt that as it was my own challenge I should probably put the effort in, but I definitely felt pressure in the last couple of weeks haha!

    2. I was getting to the point in the challenge where I was getting a bit tired of it. Hence challenge, right? 😉 Sometimes I’m just a creature of habit when it comes to choosing outfits!!

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