FABruary Style Challenge Wrap

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Lisa’s Interpretations of the FABruary Style Challenge

Well FABruary is over and I’m a little exhausted from trying to write a blog post every day (there were a few that I missed…I’m not perfect).  But what I’ve absolutely loved is how so many people have embraced the FABruary style challenge and tried out a whole load of things that they might not have before.

Answer me these:

What I want to know now is what did you discover?

Will you be wearing outfits that you created during the FABruary challenge that you’ve otherwise not worn before?

How much of your wardrobe did you use?  How much still didn’t get a look in (seasonal items excepted)?

Did it make it easier or harder for you to get dressed each day having a ‘plan’ of sorts?

How did the people around you react to your style challenge outfits?

Which was your favourite day?

Did you enjoy seeing other people’s outfits?

 

I can tell you that I got a real kick out of seeing your pics on Facebook and Twitter and your blogs.  It’s inspired me to think up another couple of challenges.  The next one will be in April, so keep you eyes peeled for it.  I will give you advanced warning so you can prepare!

If you haven’t seen Susie’s FABruary round up, then check it out over on her blog.  I love that she’s taken the challenge to heart and is now combining!

And Tat over at Rate My Outfit took up the challenge too – if you haven’t seen her work check it out now!

I loved that even other image consultants weren’t afraid to get into the challenge – the gorgeous Suzanne from An Air of Distinction shared her pics on her facebook page every day.

Lazy Madonna (who I feel is anything but lazy) also featured her outfits daily on her blog.

Even though Google translate isn’t brilliant at Finnish, I loved seeing Micci’s posts on her blog and her gorgeous photography and outfits.

And if you’re Over 60 why not check out the stylings of Sue who also took part and documented her progress!

 

If you want to share what you did in the challenge – feel free to link to it in the comments!

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  • Thank you onece more, Imogen, for this FABruary challenge (and your blog full of great tips and advice)! I enjoyed it (almost) every day.
    I’m in a phase of life now where I’m trying to bring more colour into my outfits instead of just black, black, and more black (I just turned 40 and find black not so attractive on me anymore), so this challenge gave me a lot of inspiration and tips.
    I used a quite small part of my clothes, because I still have quite a lot of them, even though I’ve done a lot of organising and gotten rid of the ones I don’t like and don’t suit me anymore.
    My thoughts the first morning after the challenge was “oh my, what am I going to wear now..?”, so yes, the different themes made it easier for me to choose my clothes for each day. But I will get over it, especially now that I have some new ideas, which I will use in the future more often.
    My favourite days were jacket, blue, lace and grey, because they are the most familiar themes to me. I had various options for those days, too.
    I also enjoyed seeing how other people had interpreted the themes, I often find inspiration in blogs and other, “real” people’s outfits.

    Now I’m off to Egypt for a holiday with a capsule wardrobe (blue, grey and – yes – black) and a lot of accessories. 🙂

    P.S. Yes, Google Translation isn’t the best.. 😀 Maybe I should start writing a few lines in English, as well.

  • First of all, thanks so much for this challenge! It was fun.
    I’ll write a longer blog post on the FABruary style challenge, but here are my short answers:

    What I want to know now is what did you discover?
    I found out before the challenge I was wearing the same things over and over again, although I love everything I have in my closet. I was in a bit of a style rut.

    Will you be wearing outfits that you created during the FABruary challenge that you’ve otherwise not worn before?
    Some – yes. Some – not really. And some got such enthusiastic comments from husband, that I was surprised!

    How much of your wardrobe did you use? How much still didn’t get a look in (seasonal items excepted)? I’d say – 80%. Still a long way to go!

    Did it make it easier or harder for you to get dressed each day having a ‘plan’ of sorts?
    I prepare my outfit the night before, so no real change here. It required some more thoughts, though.

    How did the people around you react to your style challenge outfits?
    They didn’t really notice. I guess my style staied consistent

    Which was your favourite day?
    Florals! Very unexpectedtly. http://foreverout.blogspot.it/2013/02/fabruary-style-challenge-floral.html

    Did you enjoy seeing other people’s outfits?
    Yes! Everybody gave their own personal interpretation of the challenge. Loved it. For example, I never thought of wearing the “day’s color” on my nails.

    That’s all. Looking forward to April’s challenge. In the meantime, I have set my own challenge for March.

  • I have become even more enthusiastic about colour, I will try to wear at least two on top of neutrals. I also find my hands bare – so more arm candy, and I have bought some new slightly bigger-scale necklaces to be able to play up my long decoltage more and to add that final flourish to my look. It’s also been educational to see photos of myself (however annoyingly unprofessional my shots are) and I now think that in my grand finale I should have worn the red shoes with the dress and the black boots with the skirt! 🙂

    There’s plenty more clothes in my wardrobe and for me the problem has never been the fact that I don’t know what to wear, because there are lots of days when I don’t even leave the house except for the gym, then working from home just sees me wear the same warm wool cardigan, T-shirt and leggings. The days I do have to go out I take and savour the time to select a lovely outfit and actually v much enjoy that process. For me, this challenge has been rather about learning more about style and how we may perfect our looks further. It takes skill to determine what brings out the best from anyone’s looks, there are lots of variables.

    Favourite days have been red lips, stripes & pattern and colour block, these were the days whose blogposts I learnt the most from.

    And I really enjoyed seeing other people’s outfits.

  • Last week I bought TWO dresses for spring (one dressy and one casual) and one has very narrow horizontal stripes. I usually don’t even try on dresses when I shop because they often don’t fit my long-waisted shape. But this time I had an idea of what might work for me. And I never would have even looked at anything with horizontal stripes. All your fault. 🙂

  • What I want to know now is what did you discover?

    I was reminded that getting dressed should be fun, and that accessories can really pull together an outfit.

    Will you be wearing outfits that you created during the FABruary challenge that you’ve otherwise not worn before?

    Some. Most of what I wore was my regular clothing.

    How much of your wardrobe did you use? How much still didn’t get a look in (seasonal items excepted)?

    I barely scratched the surface of my wardrobe, sadly.

    Did it make it easier or harder for you to get dressed each day having a ‘plan’ of sorts?

    Definitely easier.

    How did the people around you react to your style challenge outfits?

    People noticed that I was wearing something I wouldn’t normally wear and I received more compliments than I normally would.

    Which was your favourite day?

    Probably either the sparkles or multiple necklaces. I have worn layered necklaces a few times since that particular challenge.

    Did you enjoy seeing other people’s outfits?

    Yes. Loved seeing what everyone else was wearing.

  • Here are my answers to Imogen’s questions:

    What I want to know now is what did you discover?

    I discovered that it is fun to try out different combinations and that just because I am over 60, it doesn’t mean that I can’t try out new trends.

    Will you be wearing outfits that you created during the FABruary challenge that you’ve otherwise not worn before?

    I have had many positive comments about the different outfits, and will definitely be wearing many of them again.

    How much of your wardrobe did you use? How much still didn’t get a look in (seasonal items excepted)?

    I would say about 80 – 90% of my winter wardrobe, bearing in mind how I’ve cut back on my winter clothes.

    Did it make it easier or harder for you to get dressed each day having a ‘plan’ of sorts?

    It wasn’t difficult – apart from having to pack for a holiday during February and balance doing the challenge with choosing suitable clothes for my holiday.

    How did the people around you react to your style challenge outfits?

    I did receive several compliments, and my poor husband occasionally complained about having to be the official photographer every day!

    Which was your favourite day?

    Day 27 – Sheer. I had thrown out my few sheer tops when I started Project 333, on the basis that they were the wrong colours for me and didn’t look good on an Over 60. My plan was to wear sheer tights on this day, but I went into a shop with my husband the day before and I couldn’t resist buying this new top!

    Did you enjoy seeing other people’s outfits?

    Yes, because it gave me lots of new ideas plus it was fascinating to see how other people interpreted the challenge each day.

    Thanks again, Imogen, and thanks also to the other participants, whose posts were so great! I will miss you all – but hopefully we will meet again in the next challenge!

  • What did you discover?

    Why bright red lipstick has never worked for me. Having a plan is great. Imogen Lamport has a lot of great style information.

    Will you be wearing outfits that you created during the FABruary challenge that you’ve otherwise not worn before?

    Yes.

    How much of your wardrobe did you use? How much still didn’t get a look in (seasonal items excepted)?

    I have a minimalistic work wardrobe so I used everything in it except a black skirt. Actually I’ve never used that skirt.

    Did it make it easier or harder for you to get dressed each day having a ‘plan’ of sorts?

    Definitely.

    How did the people around you react to your style challenge outfits?

    There were some days where my colleges looked twice. But they were really polite and didn’t ask or say anything.

    Which was your favourite day?

    The 6th of February with the jacket. I bought a black jacket in august 2012 and hadn’t work it once. I’ve since worn it three times in February. Thanks.

    Did you enjoy seeing other people’s outfits?

    Yes.

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