February 22, 2010

Spring Capsule Wardrobe Challenge


    I will be participating in the Spring Capsule Wardrobe Challenge hosted by The Small Fabric of My Life from March 1 to March 5. Last winter, by the time I came across the challenge it was already too late and the challenge had started. This time around, I am prepared. I've been looking in my closet trying to figure out how to combine a total of 15 different items into 5 different outfits and not have them look repetitive. I've got 2 outfits planned so far, and I'm looking forward to planning the rest. The initial rules are below, and for those of us still in the throes of winter, we've gotten permission to add "one functional coat, one pair of functional gloves or mittens, one functional hat, one functional scarf and one functional pair of snow boots or other essential footwear needed to get from A to B without your feet freezing off!"

Choose ten items of clothing from your wardrobe and mix and match them for five days between Monday March 1st and Friday March 5th.
You can have any combination of shoes, dresses, skirts, tops and jackets as long as it adds up to ten individual items.
You are also allowed five accessories which include jewellery, scarves, bag, belts etc.
Underwear and hosiery do not come under the ten items and five accessories!
If you are joining the challenge please blog about it and if you want to appear in my Capsule Wardrobe Challenge round-up the following week then please email your pics to
workthatwardrobe@googlemail.com


    The reason I really want to participate in the challenge is that I think it's important to be able to create outfits that are fun and interesting from a limited wardrobe. Granted, with the challenge we get to choose the wardrobe around the outfits, but the idea is to use clothing as efficiently as possible to make them look different in several outfits. In addition, the capsule challenge really plays into my shopping ban. Without the ability to fill in the holes of my wardrobe that I have discovered, I have to put together 5 outfits from only shopping in my closet. I think it's cool and should pose an intriguing challenge for the next week in figuring out outfits. Do you plan on participating in the Spring Capsule Wardrobe Challenge?
 

2 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I'll be excited to see what you come up with, but I'm not going to participate this time. Thing's are just a little to hectic right now in the final push toward my dissertation defense.

A-C said...

Woot! How far off are you now?

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