Friday, October 28, 2011

Color Rotation Challenge [Guest post]

Hi, I'm Colleen from Scrap and Run.  I created a challenge about a year ago and will be starting it up again.  It's called Color Rotation Challenge.  I did it in October of 2010 and March-April 2011. It all started because I noticed I would wear the same colors all the time or go a few days in a row wearing one color and then move onto the next color for a few days. You could join or do something similar. You will learn a lot.

The Rules are simple but I also have an entire post about it last March.
The Rules: 
  1. Rotate colors in your closet (1, 2, or 3 times) 
  2. Don't repeat the specific articles of clothing.
  1. Wear a wide variety of clothes in your closet 
  2. Wear a variety of colors in your closet.
I've actually participated in quite a few challenges over the year. Some are more fun than others and they all teach a little bit of something.
  1. Ruts: It helps you stay out of ruts you can get in when getting dressed.
  2. Speed: Focusing on a particular color decreases the amount of time it takes to pick out your clothes for the day.
  3. Veterans: Having to rotate helps you break out some veteran items from your closet.
  4. Accountability and Accomplishment: If you say you will do a challenge, you follow through and feel accomplished at the end.
  5. Remixing: It helps you remix items better so that you don't wear your favorite cardigan on the day of the color or else it would be out of your rotation for the rest of the challenge. 
    As with every challenge, it isn't as easy as you think when you start. The troubles along the way make it more worthwhile though. I will be starting my next challenge on October 31. (I was going to pick November 1 but I'm wearing pink throughout the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness and don't want to add another day of pink right away.)  Please join if you want to give yourself a fun and exciting challenge. You can link up on my blog or look at the blogs of others who have linked up. 

    Now the Color Rotation Challenge isn't the only challenge that I have participated in.  I notice they are all over the internet. I participated in the Summer Blackout Challenge that Already Pretty hosted where you went a week without wearing black.  This was my first challenge and black was always a staple for me. This challenge was great for the middle of summer and it taught me a few things about color being good and white being a nice replacement for black in the summer.  I have also participated in Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge three times.  The 30 for 30 challenge taught me to remix items in different ways. I was always wearing the same shirt with the same skirt even though I had 40 shirts that would go with the skirt.  The third time was the most challenging because I wouldn't let myself pick my favorite items and I chose items that I wasn't wearing regularly. It was a great experience.

    Join a challenge. They are great at adding some interest in your life. They make getting dressed a little more interested. 

    Thanks Angeline for letting me guest post. It was fun thinking about all the past challenges. 

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