JUNE 30×30 – LOOKS 5-8

I hope you’ve had a great first week of June! We’ve been lucky to have some of the nicest spring weather here in Guelph. Lots of sun, a few clouds, double digit temps and even the rain storms have been super considerate, stopping by in the night and disappearing by morning. The garden is growing like mad and every bush, tree and stalk seems to expand by the hour. It’s safe to say I’m into really it!

I’m also still very much into the #June30x30 challenge that I’m doing with my lean closet ladies Andrea (Seasons + Salt) and Paige (Style This Life). This simple style experiment has already made a huge difference in my morning routine by eliminating one of the first decisions I usually have to spend time on, which is what to wear. Because I shoot my outfits for the blog ahead of time, I have to plan what I’m going to wear for the week ahead, which means every day I wake up and already know what to reach for. Even though it might be a miniscule difference, I know I hit my to-do list every morning feeling a little fresher and a little sharper for having saved my energy from that one task.

Not to mention that, except for during the 10×10 Challenge, I’ve never felt this put-together for so many days in a row! Tomorrow I’ll plan my looks for next week, shoot them and reboot this positive daily style cycle. Of course, time will tell if this attitude persists throughout the next 3 weeks!

But before I sign off, let’s have a look at what I did decide to wear this week. 


LOOK 5 – MONDAY JUNE 5


Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 5-8


TEMPERATURE – High of 17º C and cloudy. This coat was the perfect topper for the post rain chill in the air all day.

ACTIVITIES – I spent the day working in the office at home but got out for a couple of nice long walks with Dobby.

ITEM PERFORMANCE – I was super comfy all day. These white skinnies have long been one of the comfiest pairs in my pant collection and have miraculously managed to stay white for a couple of years now. Any time I’ve spilled on them I simply use Resolve stain remover and they’re good as new! I’m also loving the raw edge on them since I snipped the hem and the slightly cropped length feels more contemporary.

As usual my black T-Top was the perfect soft and cozy layer and the shape is still a personal favourite. I love that it can front tuck easily but looks great left out too. Topping this simple base with a bold colour and adding a sharp contemporary shoe make this look great for any casual workplace or activity I might have during the week.

STYLE TIPS: 

  • Try adding a statement coat to a simple black and white base. It’s guaranteed to take the look to a whole new level!
  • If you’re not loving a pair of skinnies try chopping off the hem for a cropped length and wash them to get a bit of fraying for a vintage vibe. Chances are you’ll want to wear them way more!
  • Rolling the cuffs on my coats to show the sleeves of my base top is one of my go-to styling moves. It adds a subtle hint of interest and creates a more dynamic layering story.
  • I love the colour palette in this look but my favourite pop of colour is actually the black top and pointed mules. This subtle repetition grounds the look and gives it a simple but significant presence. When in doubt, repeat black through different elements!

  • CLAY DUSTER | c/o Esby Apparel | Wearing XS | $368 USD | Made in responsibly in USA. | Save $20 off your first order from Garmentory
  • T TOP | c/o Jamie + The Jones | Wearing S/M | $188 USD | Made in responsibly in USA.
  • WHITE SKINNIES | Madewell | $125 USD | Wearing 26 | Similar style made in USA. 
  • BLACK POINTED MULE | c/o L’Intervalle | Made responsibly in Spain | $138 CAD | Also in Nude | Wearing 37 TTS narrow US7 (size up if your foot runs wide | Save 10% with ‘STYLEBEE10’ through July 31 
  • TIRHAS SADDLE BAG | c/o FASHIONABLE | $138 USD | Made responsibly in Ethiopia.

LOOK 6 – TUESDAY JUNE 6


Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 5-8

Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 5-8


TEMPERATURE – High of 17º C and cloudy. Pretty much the exact same as yesterday and this outfit isn’t far off either. My spring uniform has been high-rise pants, relaxed tops, duster coats and slides with a cross body bag. Hasn’t failed me yet!

ACTIVITIES – I was working in the office most of the day but then Dave and I went to pick out our wedding ring bands at ATTIC (eep!) and out for dinner to celebrate.

ITEM PERFORMANCE – It doesn’t get much better than worn in jeans and a cotton tee! I added a belt and slipped on my black mules for a casual chic urban look. Then added the green duster for some interest and an easy way to stay a cozy.

I haven’t talk about this tee much yet but I asked Tradlands if I could test it out and I LOVE it. It’s basically like a classic favourite from fruit of the loom shirt but cut for a contemporary fit. Plus, it’s a medium weight cotton, so it’s thick but not too stiff and the best part about the weight is that it’s not see-through at all. This tee is also perfect for tucking in because it’s not super long or boxy. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up with all four colours before the summer ends!

STYLE TIPS: 

  • You can easily add polish to a jeans and tee look with some sleek black additions like a pointed mule and a minimal bag in an interesting shape. 
  • Give your go-to jeans a summery vibe by rolling the hem up a couple of times for a cropped length.
  • Adding a belt helps give a basic look more structure and when worn on high-rise pants it draws the eye up to your natural waist which has a flattering effect. 

  • GREEN DUSTER (s/o but other colours available) | Ali Golden | Wearing M but take your normal size. | Made in responsibly in India. | Save $20 off your first order from Garmentory
  • WHITE COTTON TEE | c/o Tradlands | $49 USD | Wearing XS | Ethically Sourced and Sewn in the United States.
  • CLASSIC FIT JEANS | Madewell | $115 USD | Wearing 26 take your normal size | Similar style made in USA.
  • BLACK POINTED MULE | c/o L’Intervalle | Made responsibly in Spain | $138 CAD | Also in Nude | Wearing 37 TTS narrow US7 (size up if your foot runs wide | Save 10% with ‘STYLEBEE10’ through July 31 
  • ELOISE BAG | The Stowe | $387 CAD | Made in Canada.

LOOK 7 – WEDNESDAY JUNE 7


Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 5-8

Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 5-8


TEMPERATURE – High of 22º C and sunny. This set was the perfect for the afternoon but I wore my linen blazer for the morning and out to lunch.

ACTIVITIES – I was working in the office but had a lunch meeting and went for a dinner and a drive with Dave in the evening.

ITEM PERFORMANCE – I’ve worn this top more times than I can count and it’s always a pleasure. I bought it way back in the early Elizabeth Suzann days and it’s held up great. Paired with these slouchy silk pants I basically felt like I was secretly wearing pjs! I tied on a little scarf to give it some interest and added my softest stone-grey accessories to polish it off gently. I love the colour palette and all the soft shapes and textures in this look.

I added my linen blazer for the morning, lunch and again in the eve and love how it worked with this base. I also ended up front tucking the tee for a slightly more styled result.

STYLE TIPS: 

  • A silk bandana is the perfect way to add interest to a look this Spring. To keep it low-key choose one with a neutral, classic pattern and pair it with a look that features the same colours. 
  • Pair slinky pieces like a crepe pant and a silk tee together for an easy but luxe look. 
  • Mimic soft shapes through soft colours in your accessories to keep an outfit feeling light. 

  • BANDANA | A Peace Treaty | $90 USD | Made responsibly in India.
  • GEORGIA TEE | old Elizabeth Suzann (linked to similar) | $155 USD | Wearing OS | Made responsibly in USA.
  • SILK PANT | c/o Eileen Fisher | $258 USD | Wearing XXS | Made responsibly in China.
  • DAY MULE | c/o Everlane | $120 USD |  Wearing size 7 | Made in Italy.
  • TIRHAS SADDLE BAG | c/o FASHIONABLE | $138 USD | Made responsibly in Ethiopia.

LOOK 8 – THURSDAY JUNE 8


Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 5-8

Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 5-8


TEMPERATURE – High of 22º C and sunny. This look was great in the afternoon (almost too warm!) but I topped it with my clay duster for the morning.

ACTIVITIES – I spent the day working in the office at home but got out for a couple of nice long walks with Dobby. It was very comfortable but by the end of the walk I was ready for a t-shirt and shorts!

ITEM PERFORMANCE – I’ve worn all these pieces many times now but never in this combination and I love it. I could wear this for any number of activities right now from casual client meetings to dinner dates, out for drinks, backyard BBQs, you name it, it works! Swap out the mules for boots and grab a duster and I’m set for Fall too but gah! let’s not go there yet.

One thing I should note is that I switched my Kamm pants from a size 4 to a size 2. Reason being that the 4 fit perfect out of the box but after wearing them for several weeks, almost daily, they ended up stretching out to the point where I felt they were too loose through the hip and thigh (I could fit my whole arm down the side!). Plus, they ended up getting a spontaneous tear near the button fly, which was a fabric flaw so I had an opportunity to switch them out. After a few wears, this pair is fitting more like the size 4 out of the box and I didn’t need them taken in at the waist which is great. I don’t know if it’s the black canvas specifically but my salt white pair didn’t stretch this much so guess it just depends!

If you have a pair of Kamms, how have you found them after many wears?

STYLE TIPS: 

  • Add a pop of cognac or caramel to a black and white look to soften things up but still keep it sophisticated.
  • Wide, cropped pants are best paired with a shoe that flatters the ankle. I love how Kamm pants look with a mule or slide in the Spring and Summer and either a low ankle boot like a Mars or a tall slim ankle boot like a Chelsea in the Fall and Winter. 
  • A classic black and white stripe is hard to find but once you do you’ll never want to let it go. IMHO it’s the most timeless, ageless and flattering pattern out there! 

  • STRIPED LONG-SLEEVE | Amour Vert via IMBY | Wearing XS | Made responsibly in USA.
  • KAMM PANTS | Jesse Kamm | $395 USD | Wearing a size 2 | Made responsibly in California. | Save $20 off your first order from Garmentory
  • BLACK POINTED MULE | c/o L’Intervalle | Made responsibly in Spain | $138 CAD | Also in Nude | Wearing 37 TTS narrow US7 (size up if your foot runs wide | Save 10% with ‘STYLEBEE10’ through July 31 
  • CLASSIC TOTE | Cuyana | $195 USD | Made responsibly in USA.

1 WEEK DOWN, 3 TO GO!

ARE YOU TRYING OUT THE #JUNE30x30? IF SO, HOW WAS YOUR FIRST WEEK?


WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

SEE YOU ON MONDAY WITH LOOKS 9, 10 + 11!


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25 thoughts on “JUNE 30×30 – LOOKS 5-8

  1. Hey Lee,

    I love this 30×30 challenge! I am thinking of doing my own Winter 30×30 here in Australia. It’ll be a fun way to occupy my time and not think about shopping for a while after making investment purchases for winter. Also to keep me inspired even though it’s so COLD.

    I recently received my Size 4 Olive Kamm Pants as a gift from my fella (after seeing you rock yours, and scrolling obsessively through #kammpants on Instagram, I was sold) and I LOVE them. I wasn’t sure about the cut and fit on my 5’0″ short-torsoed thick-waisted stature, but they honestly feel like power pants. I’ve received so many compliments. They fit perfectly out of the box. That being said, after wearing them several times (for extended periods), they’ve definitely stretched out a fair bit around the waist, so they jiggle around on me a bit when walking and sitting. My butt is also a little baggy. I think the 2 would’ve been a better fit — I was just afraid they’d be too small! I’m about 27 inches around the waist so I was between sizes and figured it was safer to have them too large than too small (and they were a surprise gift so it was well past the return deadline). I may get them altered after further wears, after seeing your recommendations. I plan on wearing these a lot, so they’ll probably keep stretching. 🙁 Hopefully my tailor can help me get them to fit perfectly!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    1. Thanks Vee! Glad you’re enjoying the series and interested in joining in! Definitely a great way to get better acquainted with new pieces 😉

      I really appreciate you sharing your experience with the Kamm Pant. Have you tried washing them in warm-ish water? That should help them reduce to their original fit. If you find the waist is still running loose, I’m sure a tailor can take it in! So glad you’re enjoying them though, they really are the ultimate power pant 🙂 xo

  2. Kamm pants definitely stretch out, but I find the stiffness in the material seems to hold them up.
    I’m doing a different version of a 30×30, where the month is split up into three 10×10. For me, it’s more like a mental thing and I like the idea of “getting to pick” our another 10 pieces every 10 days.
    It’s kept me interested in my closet!

    1. Thanks for the Kamm insight Robyn! Love the approach you’re taking to the 10×10 by switching up 10 items every 10 days. Plus, you can be more flexible depending on the weather. I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far! xo

  3. I love Tuesday’s outfit. The first word that comes to mind is “fresh”.
    Seeing the simplicity and versatility of your uniform has me thinking I may want to try developing a uniform that works for me.

    1. Thanks Charissa! I don’t always stick to a uniform but it’s so nice to have one handy when you’re in a rush or drawing a style blank once in a while 😉 xo

  4. Your experience with the differently colored Kamm pants is interesting because it’s similar to my own. I have a tobacco and salt white pair, both from the same run, same cuts, same measurements. However, the salt white pair starts off tighter but stretches out to the perfect fit. The tobacco starts perfectly but then stretches to be a bit loose, so much so that I’m debating a warm water wash to shrink them. I have suspected there’s more give in the tobacco fabric. Let it be known, though, I am still quite happy with both pairs. When I first held them I couldn’t imagine how such a stiff fabric could be so comfortable, but they are! These pants are built like armor and there’s something about having only an inner seam that makes the fit magical. Even with their slight differences, I reach for them equally.

    1. Shannon, Thank you so much for sharing your Kamm pant experience! That’s very helpful and I’m a bit relieved to hear that it’s not just me 😛 The tobacco is next on my wish list for sure so I’ll keep than it mind! I totally know what you mean about the material and that inner seam. So good! Have a good week. xo

  5. I just wanted to drop in and say I’m truly enjoying your content. I just signed up for your newsletter and started following you on Pinterest yesterday. The elegance with which you style classic pieces gives me hope that I, too, can pull of similar items that I love without looking too old for my age or like a nun/school marm (not that those ladies aren’t totally cool, too!). So, thanks for doing what you do and for being brave enough to put it out there.

    1. Hi Tina, Thank you so much for the lovely note! So glad you found your way here and you’re getting some inspiration. That’s really the best feedback I can ask for 🙂 All the best! xo

  6. So good to know about the Kamm pants! I’m hoping to get a pair soon and I’m struggling with sizing. Depending on the color I’m something like a 2 waist and 8 hip! I wear the same size as you in Madewell jeans so maybe I try a 4 and see how it goes 🙂

    1. Thanks Bev! They’re definitely a wonderful pant but sizing can be tricky! I would recommend you send your measurements to JK customer care for sizing advice. They’ve always been very helpful for me. From the sounds of it the darker colours will give more with wear, whereas the salt white and natural stay pretty much as is. Once you get the right fit, you’ll never want to wear any other pants! xo

  7. That is really interesting about your Kamm pants! Mine have definitely stretched a bit, but the size down just seemed way too small. Did you buy your pants direct from Jesse Kamm, or a third party boutique? I was curious if they still service them if not purchased directly.
    Next question, do yours drift up your belly when you sit down? Or do they stay in place? I’m wondering if I should have mine taken in in the back to help them stay in place. I just don’t want them to be so snug that they are uncomfortable.

    1. Hey Andrea, I know, when I got them they fit great, although loose in the waist, but I think the black canvas is perhaps a bit softer than the lighter canvases (due to the dying is my guess) because my salt ones haven’t stretched in the same way and they definitely feel tougher than the black. The 2 is definitely more snug through the hip but I actually find they stay in place better and I like how they fit my butt more than when they were loose 😛

      I bought them from Frances May but exchanged them through Jesse Kamm. They were very helpful and didn’t ask where they were originally bought. The defect was highly obvious though so there wasn’t much they could argue about. I would recommend having the waist taken in to help keep them in place for sure.

      They look so great on you Andrea! Have a good weekend babe! xo

  8. I love how days 5 and 6 are such similar lines, but still look so very different. And the Kamm pants with stripes are amazing on you!

  9. Lee,

    Given the way the Kamm pants have changed I think it would be a good idea to go back and edit your Kamm pant/Everlane wide leg crop review. It is unacceptable for a $400 pant to stretch, develop holes, and have inconsistent sizing, and it’s something you might want to include, given that your post is great a reference point for folks considering this purchase.

    1. I couldn’t agree more! I’ve just finished updating that page now. The good thing is that JK customer services was very responsive and helpful so all’s well that ends well as far as I’m concerned. I don’t know that stretching is 100% avoidable but the tear was clearly a production/fabrication flaw. The sizing variances are not ideal but JK does provide measurements for all colours and different runs so customers can verify. From my experience no sizing chart is perfect unfortunately! Thanks for chiming in. Have a great weekend xo

  10. Simply have to say “thank you”!
    ALL are so finished, classy, & FUN! I can see how your startups each AM are easy & peaceful.
    Your tips are SO helpful! Base pieces, pop of fun piece, accessories…. yesterday I had an early AM meeting & then errands….
    “Lived comfortably ” all day into early eve and felt better than I have in a long time! Steppin’ it up!
    Happy Blessed weekend😊, Style Bee!

    1. Patricia, your comments always make my day! Thanks for your positivity and for sharing how you’re doing 🙂 Have the best weekend friend! xo

  11. Each time I see you do your 10×10 (and now your 30×30) series I think, “wow, that’s great, but I could never do that!” But the other day I had a lightbulb moment and realized that’s basically what I do when I travel – I have a finite number of articles I can fit in my carry-on, and I wear them all over the course of a certain number of days. My traveling wardrobe is basically like a mini-capsule! Just like you said about feeling more put-together right now, I always feel more put-together when I travel. Having access to a non-watered-down wardrobe challenges you to make thoughtful choices about what you wear that day, and gives you the power to get creative!

    1. Thanks for these great insights Krystal! Packing for travel is a great way to try out a mini capsule for sure and really puts your items to the test. Maybe you’re ready to join us for the Summer 10×10? 🙂 Have a great weekend! xo

  12. This may be my favorite series you’ve ever done on the blog! Seeing you wear clothes every day, and have to repeat is awesome! I am loving this! Real life style ❤️

    Monday, and Thursday were my absolute favorites!

    Week 1 has been super easy for me too. Since I’ve only been able to fit into just maternity clothes for about a month now I am starting month 2 of my 30×30.
    It’s great now because I tell myself I am playing with you gals, which just makes it more fun since everything’s a repeat at this point.
    Seeing how much I can do with so much “less” than my regular non maternity wardrobe has really got me thinking.

    Have a great weekend Lee! Xo!

    1. Thanks so much Jodie! I really appreciate your positive feedback. So glad you’re finding the little community support helpful and I totally agree that any challenge is more fun with friends 🙂 Have a great weekend lovely! xo

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