The 21 Day Challenge task for day 6 was to wear something in an unexpected way.
When I did this the first time, I wore a sequin top under a denim top. For me, then, it was unexpected and different. Now… well, this day’s challenge was a bit tougher.
Normally, it wouldn’t have been too hard, but I had to wear something that wouldn’t get me the side-eye from my mother at Passover dinner. I tried to plan this look a couple times, but kept getting stuck each and every time. Every time I thought I had something, I thought of another reason I couldn’t wear it, or a day it would be better suited for. After numerous attempts, I turned to my phone, where I regularly save ideas. That’s when I found this moment of wearable Manrepeller genius: sequins, stripes, and sneakers. Things came together so fast I was actually on time for work!
I started off by tearing the tags off my 90% off Rock & Republic skirt from Kohl’s, and added a gold and black striped top, my boy’s blazer, and sheer black tights. Because spring still isn’t here, I added black OTK socks for a little extra warmth. And I finished it all off with my Air Jordan’s and my skully scarf to help balance the white of the sneakers a little. I wore my “Oui/Non” earrings too, because I thought they worked well.
Check out the look.
Aww, break for pets for Trixie… she spent the night at my parents’ house so I could just head straight there and hubs didn’t have to be distracted by her at work all day.
I actually really liked this look, even though I broke my “no sneakers at work” rule. I also really liked that I was able to take a Manrepeller outfit and make it work for myself, because I adore her style. There really wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this, and I got a lot of “wow, how do you make that work? Because it totally does” complements from friends and family that evening. Totally something I’d wear again!
So that’s day X of this round of the 21 Day Challenge.
What do you think? Would you ever wear sneakers with something dressier like a sequin skirt? Share your thoughts in the comments.