If you’re a Who What Wear newsletter subscriber, you’ll have noticed that recently we put out a call to our readers to email feedback and content requests directly to us. While perusing my inbox chock-full of your brilliant ideas, I noticed a common plea to bring back our 30-Day Wardrobe Challenge. For those of you who don’t have the memory of a stylish elephant and may need a refresher on the series last seen in 2017, every season, we released a 30-day challenge with fashion “dares” designed to help reinvigorate your wardrobe and tap into new trends and styling ideas. Readers would follow along and try the challenges, thoroughly documenting it all on their social media, and we would share our favorite looks on Who What Wear.
All this to say, we’re back! It’ll be the same, but different. For starters, this time around we’ll be exploring style made for the great indoors. That means outfits you’ll be comfortable in at home. Has anyone else become highly allergic to anything even slightly restricting/inconvenient/itchy like I have? Some challenges will provide practical ideas to find your new outfit normal or come out of a sweatpant slump, and others are simply meant to spark happiness, especially during this difficult time. I also know most of us are on tighter budgets than usual, so the challenges are meant to be done with items you likely already own. Just in case you are shopping, I kept product recommendations generally on the more affordable end. Also, you don’t have to do each day’s challenge to partake. See what speaks to you, and come in and out as you please. You make the rules here.
I’m hoping this challenge can help us remember the fun in self-expression and getting dressed and potentially create a bit of community, too. When planning one of our first editorial WFH Zoom meetings, I had the idea to make it hat-themed. Seeing all the editors show their personal hat flair (I may have had too much flair) brought us joy and made us feel together, even though we are apart. If you do participate and choose to share your outfit on social, make sure to add the hashtag #WWWwardrobechallenge to tap into the community of awesome people dressing up with you and also so we can include you in the post-challenge roundup and, of course, give you some social love, too. With that, let’s dive in.
A crisp button-down is all these lounge pants needed to feel sleek as hell.
I'm not talking jeans here; I've not lost my mind (yet). I tried this today to make sure this was a reasonable challenge, and I can confirm comfortable pants are not only doable but kind of a nice break from the sweats and leggings.
In case leggings are the comfort zone and you can't stop thinking about Tiger King, may we recommend an animal-print top?
Your old band tee just got a new lease on life.
Warning: Wearing a belt around a blazer is an advanced at-home move. Opting for something restrictive is frankly ballsy, so I would recommend at least snapping an IG while you're strapped in to make sure it was worth it. Don't forget the #WWWwardrobechallenge.
Together in sartorial spirit.