New Feature: The Shop Your Closet Challenge

6 Feb

I have been thinking about adding a new feature to this blog for a while, and i have finally come up with a concept! I wanted to do something that would be in line with the theme of the blog but that would also solicit the input of my readers. In came The Shop Your Closet Challenge.

The intent is that on a monthly basis i would feature someone new. Here are the requirements:
  • Select 1 to 3 inspiration outfits that you will recreate. They can be from anywhere you find them, be it magazines, blogs, pinterest, store windows, etc..
  • Recreate the looks using what you already own. Sound familiar? yes, its what i do here on the blog! The looks don’t have to be the exact same as their inspiration outfits (if you read my blog you know that my outfits are not always exactly the same as the inspirations) but you should be able to tell what inspired you about it. For example, maybe you’re recreating a trend you saw on a trend article, like 2012’s brocade trend, or a particular color combination.
  • Send me pictures of the inspiration outfits and their sources (i.e. links if from the web, magazine name and edition, etc…). Send pictures of you in your outfits. Send a paragraph or two  explaining how you felt about the challenge, what you gained from it (if anything) and what inspired you to pick those outfits.

Simple as that! I think this will be a fun feature and i’m looking forward to seeing what you put together!

…but first, to get your inspiration going, i’ve asked my dear friend (and Editor in Chief of the blog 4 All The Single Ladees) Hope Salley to be my first participant.

Coral’s Inspirations: How did you feel about the challenge, what did you gain from it (if anything) and what inspired you to pick those outfits?
Hope Salley: The Shop Your Closet Challenge allowed me to do something that I’m always scared to do when it comes to fashion – step outside of my box and try something new! I’ve always been worried about putting certain textures and colors together, like celebrities and runway models do, without looking horrible. This challenge gave me the opportunity to do that and realize that I really do have the potential to experiement with fashion that’s in my own closet and actually be successful at putting together a hot outfit!
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I loved how the dresses and coats from Rachel Zoe’s collection from New York Fashion Week last year provided movement, and the layering of clothing with multiple pieces, and pop of blue and fuchsia just did it for me. Sass & Bide’s collection from this year’s London Fashion Week is more on the sophisticated side, offering a little sleek, a little sexy and lots of sass. Similar to Rachel Zoe’s collection, I was pleased to see the flow of movement provided by feathered and sheer skirts. Black is and will forever be classy in my eyes, but the silver and white accented intricate designs gave the look lots of personality.
Rachel Zoe Collections Fall 2012

Rachel Zoe Collections Fall 2012

 

Sass and Bide London Spring/Summer 2013

Sass and Bide London Spring/Summer 2013

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I think Hope did a fantastic job of recreating her inspiration looks, what do you think? Let me know in the Comments! and if you are interested in participating please send me a note to CoralsInspirations {at} gmail {dot} com.

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2 Responses to “New Feature: The Shop Your Closet Challenge”

  1. Hope Amber February 7, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Love! Thanks for the opportunity – what a fabulous learning experience!

    • Coral's Inspirations February 7, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      I’m so glad you decided to do it love! you did an amazing job, looking forward to future collaborations!

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