As far as cleanses are concerned, I don’t believe in them. The thought of juicing makes me stabby. I’m an adult and I feel like I can eat, drink, and shop as much as I want—or don’t want too. Plus, I’m an even-keeled person so I rarely do anything to an extreme. But recently I found myself in a bit of an outfit rut. Every look involved the same pairs of a jeans, a sweater, and boots. How boring.

To break the cycle I decided to post a photo of myself in a pair of Balenciaga pants I bought because I was going to “wear them all the time” (but have worn them less than five times since I bought them six months ago) and declared I was going to wear more pants. Unclear on exactly how I long I was going to last on this denim cleanse, I set out on this style challenge and picked up a few lessons along the way.