The 10 Items/7 Outfits Challenge

For the next few weeks, Wednesday List will take a break while Alanna discusses her new project, 10 Items/7 Outfits! Watch out for a new outfit in the 10/7 Challenge every Wednesday for the next 7 weeks!

I was flipping through the January issue of Kera again while looking for something, and it reminded me of Carousel of Crowns’ article on the wardrobe diet. Something crazy in me decided that I would take up the Kera style challenge!

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Scan from Kera January 2011. Click for a larger picture!

Anyone is welcome to join in; here are the rules that I’ve set for myself.

MACARON HEARTS’ 10 ITEMS/7 OUTFITS CHALLENGE (inspired by KERA)

  1. Choose 10 items from your wardrobe. Shoes are part of this list.
  2. These items should not include: accessories such as socks, jewellery, bags or headgear.
  3. Label each item from A – J.
  4. Put together 7 significantly different outfits from your 10 items.
  5. You may choose to wait until you want to go out in lolita, or just wear all 7 straight away in your room!
  6. Take pictures, and label the different components.
  7. Share it with us in the comments! Throw us links to your album/blog/posts and I’ll put up a link list here.

Scan from Alice Deco Spring 2010. Click for a larger picture!

Recommended item sets:

  • 2 outers, 3 tops, 2 skirts, 1 onepiece, 2 pairs of shoes
  • 3 outers, 2 tops, 2 skirts, 1 onepiece, 2 pairs of shoes
  • 2 outers, 1 top, 1 skirt, 3 onepiece + 3 free items

*Outer refers to anything that can be worn over your dress or top, such as a cardigan, a jacket, a parka, etc.

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Tips and hints:

  • Stick to the same general style. (eg, all lolita, or all punk)
  • Stick to colours that can complement each other.
  • A button-up shirt can be turned into an outer!
  • An outer can look very different if worn over different things
  • A long skirt can be worn as a tube dress.
  • Mix pants and skirts for truly different looks with the same top.
  • Choose different coloured blouses to make the same JSK look very different (eg, black/white blouse).
  • Accessories and hairstyle can make a lot of difference to an outfit!
Scan from Kera January 2011. Click for a larger picture!

Macaron Hearts’ 10items/7outfits challenge START!

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A: Offbrand Cardi
B: Bodyline Parka
C: Offbrand Lace Parka
D: Cotton On Blue Ruffle Top
E: Metamorphose Temps de Filles Pink Blouse
F: Baby the Stars Shine Bright Merry Sweet Castle Skirt (mint)
G: Angelic Pretty Wonder Party Skirt (sax)
H: Angelic Pretty Tiered JSK (white)
I: Bunkaya Zakkaten Crochet Lace Boots
J: Offbrand Heart Motif Pumps (pink)

And here’s the first outfit!

Theme: Casual outing with friends

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Here’s my first outfit for the 10/7 challenge, incorporating A + D + F + I! Also includes accessories from Paris Kids, socks from Swimmer. The outfit is for a casual outing with friends, we hung out at Steph’s house to have fun. 🙂

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A: Offbrand Cardi
D: Cotton On Blue Ruffle Top
F: Baby the Stars Shine Bright Merry Sweet Castle Skirt (mint)
I: Bunkaya Zakkaten Crochet Lace Boots
Usamimi (Bunny ears hairband), donut hairpin: Paris Kids
Sunglasses: Cotton On
Belt: Bunkaya Zakkaten (almost hidden)
Socks: Swimmer
Necklace: Offbrand

Looking forward to your coordis, post away!

Wed, February 2 2011 »

4 comments on to “The 10 Items/7 Outfits Challenge”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Melissa Loh, Macaron Hearts. Macaron Hearts said: New post on MH! The 10 Items/7 Outfits Challenge http://bit.ly/gCoIlZ […]

  2. KittyDragon says:

    Great challenge I am going to totally do this!

  3. […] Here are Outfits 2, 3 and 4 in the 10items/7outfits Challenge! […]

  4. […] Using only 10 articles of clothing, create 7 unique looks that you would wear! Head on down to her first post about it to read about the rules and all that jazz. […]

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