As I was searching for more capsule wardrobe advice, I came across this idea of minimalist wardrobe challenges which really appealed to me.
I thought it was a great way for me to get more use out of my current closet and update my style by adding a couple of new, versatile pieces to my collection.
I also thought it would be a great way for someone to begin their minimalist wardrobe journey.
After all, who doesn’t like a good challenge? Let’s have some fun!
by Courtney Carver from bemorewithless.com
I think this is the most popular minimalist wardrobe challenge out there, which most of you are likely to know about. For those who come across this challenge for the first time, let me tell you – it’s life changing!
Project 333 invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.
It was created by Courtney Carver in 2010 and thousands of people have accepted the challenge since.
When: Every three months
What: 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes.
How: Choose your 33 items, box up the rest and put away.
You can subscribe here for her free Project 333 Capsule Quick-Start Guide to get going.
Un-Fancy Seasonal Capsule Experiment
by Caroline Joy from un-fancy.com
Caroline’s challenge is similar to the #Project333 but she has a slightly different approach to capsules.
First of all, Caroline doesn’t limit herself to 33 items. She says it could be 34, 37, 39 or whatever you feel is a great number of items for you (as long as you love and wear all of them!).
Secondly, her capsules are seasonal which means she creates them by the end of each season for the upcoming three months and stops shopping until it’s time for the next capsule.
When: Every three months (end of season)
What: Choose your perfect number of items (this should exclude accessories, fitness and home wear) and create your seasonal capsule (you could use Caroline’s Free Seasonal Wardrobe planner for help)
How: Dress only with the chosen pieces of clothing for 3 months and no shopping during this time
by Lee Vosburgh from www.stylebee.ca
#stylebee10x10, #autumn10x10, #10x10friends
The 10×10 challenge was created by Lee Vosburgh in 2015 during her 30 day shopping fast. She challenged herself to get more creative with her closet and style things up in the ways she might not otherwise try.
Since then there have been over 10 thousand posts shared on Instagram with #stylebee10x10 of people joining the challenge around the world. So, what are you waiting for?
What: any 10 items from your current closet
How: create 10 different looks and wear those looks over 10 days
You can try a smaller challenge of 6 items over six days or a bigger one of 20 or 30 pieces over the following 20 or 30 days respectively. “Do whatever feels manageable but still be sure to challenge yourself!” encourages Lee.
10-Step Wardrobe Revamp
by Anuschka Rees from anuschkarees.com
The 10 Step Wardrobe Revamp is a complete step-by-step guide designed by Anuschka Rees, the author of The Curated Closet, to help you discover or refine your personal style and upgrade your wardrobe.
Anuschka encourages you to complete all 10 steps for a top-to-bottom overhaul – starting off by setting clear goals and all the way to changing your approach to shopping post-challenge. The full guide is available here.
What: 10 steps for a top-to-bottom wardrobe overhaul
How: complete all ten steps or, if your closet only needs a little touching up, you can skip individual steps
7-Day Wear Your Closet Challenge
by Kristi and her team from encircled.co
Encircled is a Canadian fashion brand that makes versatile capsule wardrobe essentials. It was founded by Kristi Soomer, and you can learn more about her and her vision for the brand in our latest Q&A. The 7-day challenge that Kristi and her team created aims at helping you make the most wear out of your current wardrobe focusing on the things you barely ever wear.
What: 7 pieces of clothing from your wardrobe that you never wear
How: wear each piece at least once during the 7-day challenge
Make sure you sign up here to receive daily styling tips that would help you get more wear out of your closet.
There is a similar challenge over on Wear Your Whole Closet that encourages you to wear your closet over the period of 6 months or lose it. Lindsey Kaufman, the creator of the challenge, gives you enough time to span as many seasons as possible to be able to wear all the clothing.
30-Day Shop Your Wardrobe Challenge
by Jill Chivers from myyearwithoutclothesshopping.com
Jill created a 30 Day Shop Your Wardrobe Challenge to give you a starting point for 30 days to shop in your own wardrobe (She herself has been doing it for years!).
For each day of your 30 day challenge, you will be given a theme – for example, wearing colours you’ve never combined before or an item of clothing you haven’t worn in 6 months. You can use these themes as your outfit inspiration or an invitation to explore and play around with items that you barely wear.
What: 30 themed days of wearing your own closet, no shopping
How: 30 consecutive days, or over a longer period by doing two or three days in a row or one day every week, but not skipping themes
What challenge would benefit you the most if you joined now? Let us know in the comments below!