That’s right folks – it’s happening again!
The Shop What You Got Challenge will be kicking off on November 1st!
Are you ready to put your styling skills to the test?
The Challenge gets you to shop your own wardrobe by creating a capsule collection of just 30 items and wearing outfits comprised only of those items for the whole of November. That’s right – mixed, matched, styled and re-styled to create 30 outfits to cover every occasion for an entire month.
A number of brave fashionistas and I successfully completed this challenge last year. For me, personally, I really enjoyed the push to style my outfits – take what I already have hanging in my wardrobe and put them together in new and exciting ways. At the end of the month, I ended up having a bit of a wardrobe cleanse and got rid of those items hanging in my closet that I just didn’t love. It also saved me a fortune as I looked at my existing clothes instead of heading to the shops for a new outfit for every occasion. I got loads of different styling ideas from the other girls who played along and felt like I had more options with my 30 items than I did with the mountain of clothes hanging in my closet.
So the rules are pretty basic – pick your 30 items and wear outfits made up of only those items for 30 days.
There are a number of exemptions – the challenge is for your main outfit for the day – if you go to the gym, swim, wear a uniform – those items are not counted in your 30. Underwear is not included – please wear as much underwear as you wish for the duration of the challenge.
Shoes do count so choose your 30 items wisely! However to make things a little easier, this year accessories like belts, scarves and jewellery don’t count. It’s amazing how much these little touches can change the whole feel of an outfit and really maximize your options.
Apart from that – the way you play is up to you!
So, now for the big question… ARE YOU IN?
If you are a blogger – I will be hosting a linky party each week on a Friday to review all my outfits for the week – I’d love it if you linked up your Shop What You Got posts. There will also be a blog button (coming soon) for all challengers to let people know you are participating, and link back to the rules page.
You can also play along on social media using the hashtag #shopwhatyougot
Friday 31/10/2014 – 30 items linky party – D-Day to commit to your 30 items and declare any of your own exemptions
Saturday 1/11/2014 – Challenge Begins!
Friday 7/11/2014 – Week 1 in review linky party
Friday 14/11/2014 – Week 2 in review linky party
Friday 21/11/2014 – Week 3 in review linky party
Friday 28/11/2014 – Week 4 in review linky party
Sunday 30/11/2024 – Challenge COMPLETED!
Friday 5/12/2014 – Challenge Review linky party
You can choose to participate in as many or few linky parties as you like – each party will be open for 1 week. You don’t have to blog to play along – you can always post your outfits to social media using the hashtag #ShopWhatYouGot
Need more information? The official Rules page is here, or you can read my review post from last year’s challenge here. If you want to read it all – all of my Shop What You Got posts can be found here.
If you’re up for the challenge – let me know below!