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Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Challenge yourself

Want to maximize your wardrobe? Take a wardrobe challenge and see how many outfits you can really get out of your clothes.

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What's the challenge?

A wardrobe challenge is simple. You pick 30 items from your closet that you are going to use to create every outfit you need for the next month. Then you create 30 completely different outfits for the 30 days. (You can make it a little easier by starting in February since there are only 28 days.)

Do shoes count?

Yes, shoes count. Some stylists and bloggers who have taken the challenge will say that you shouldn't count jewelry and accessories. But if you want to make it especially challenging, you can include them in your 30 items.

Can I buy something new?

No -- you need to make the most of your own clothes. No shopping for the entire month. Believe me, you'll be able to create outfits that you never dreamed of, if you give yourself limits and pick verstaile pieces. If the 30 item challenge is easy for you, next month make it more difficult and only use 15 pieces for the whole month.

What's the point?

There are several reasons you might want to take take the challenge. You can: discover new ways to wear clothes you have; challenge your creativity and fashion sense; and cut down on your spending. Plus, it's a lot of fun. Take the challenge with a group of girlfriends and see who comes up with the most creative outfits.

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