Color Rotation Challenge

I read about fashion challenges on blogs all the time and always want to participate, but I never seem to find ones I think I can handle. But last week, I stumbled upon the Color Rotation Challenge, hosted by Colleen of Scrap and Run, which has my name all over it.

The hardest part of my day is deciding what to wear. I struggle even on basic jeans-and-tee days. Most often, my way of overcoming this is asking my roommate what color I should wear. She almost always says green, which I really don’t own, and I’m stuck back at square one, but at least it’s a start.

Now, with the Color Rotation Challenge, Colleen’s taking care of that for me. The basic gist of the challenge is that you wear a set color every day, each day a different color, through three cycles. The rotation we’re going with: Pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and then any pattern.

The rules, from the original post:

  1. Rotate colors.
  2. Don’t repeat clothes if you wore them for that color but say you wear black pants with a red shirt for red then you can repeat the black pants. It also fits if you have cardigans and are wearing a few colors. (This outfit would work for red or for black in the rotation as an example.)
  3. You don’t have to be monochromatic. Just make sure you include the designated color somehow that day.
  4. Variations of colors work. Don’t stick to colors in a crayon box. Coral, teal, turquoise, burgundy, sapphire, etc can all fit into a certain color. So make it work however you want.
  5. If you have something special, you need to wear a certain outfit for, you can skip a day or two. Really do whatever you want. It’s just for fun.

I’m excited about this. I’ve even rearranged my closet in preparation.

It’s going to be a challenge — I wear a lot of black, and I don’t have very much orange. I’m going to cheat once or twice — have to wear green for St. Pat’s, you know — but I hope to mostly stick to it and enjoy not having to make decisions in the morning. The challenge begins today, March 15, with something pink. Let’s see how it goes. Wish me luck!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colleen
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 12:24:20

    That’s awesome you rearranged your closet for this challenge. I can’t wait. Mine was arranged like the banner but a few were out of order (on the end) and I fixed them up too.

    I’m glad this was right up your ally.

    I thought of St. Patty’s day after the fact. I may skip a day or just swap green and orange.

    Also say you only have 2 yellow things then just skip it in the rotation or add a neutral. I’m kind of regretting removing all neutrals this time around.


    • MG
      Mar 15, 2011 @ 18:38:00

      I’m thinking about doing neutral day instead of pattern day — I wear plenty of patterns! But also plenty of neutrals. We’ll see! I think orange is going to be my biggest challenge, but I’m determined to stick to this somehow. It’s a great idea and should be a ton of fun — thanks for getting it started!


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