For more than a year now I have been writing about how to dress better, more creatively and with more colour. So I thought it was time to put some of what we have learned to the test and practise our creative dressing skills.

So I’m introducing the 40+Style dressing challenge.

I will give you a particular challenge for an outfit and hopefully you will all participate and show me what you have come up with.

The 1st challenge

Update: this challenge has now closed.

The challenge for the first one is to create 2 outfits that combine 3 colours and 1 pattern. That should not be too hard as both colours and prints are still very popular even in summer.

Be creative and incorporate either your pattern / print and colours in belts, scarves, shoes, or other accessories. Or just with your clothes to create the mix of colours and print. Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to 3 colours or 1 pattern. Feel free to use more colours and more patterns.

However, your outfit does not qualify if you wear a printed dress with a mulitcolored pattern. It should really be a minimum of 3 solid colours (in either clothes or accessories) and 1 pattern.

Use the style lessons of Melanie (how to be more creative) and Catherine (how to use more colour) to give you even more inspiration.

dressing challenge

combining colours and pattern