Mix or Ditch Challenge - Are you in? -
March 22, 2015

Hi loves!

Today, I’m introducing you to a new challenge that I will be doing on the blog! I came up with this idea a little while ago, when I created an outfit with some items which I hadn’t worn for a long time. And I figured it would be fun to do some sort of project about that! In this project, I challenge myself to wear all my long-time-no-wear items at least one time.

I think everyone of you must have items in your closets which you haven’t worn for a very long time. Of some of those items, you might not even remember that you own them! So, maybe you would like to do this challenge with me? I call it the Mix or Ditch Challenge! So, you either mix the item in an outfit, or you have to ditch it! I will be doing this challenge in the upcoming weeks. I hope you’ll like following me during the challenge and maybe to participate yourself!

Mix or Ditch Challenge - fashion blogger wardrobe/closet challenge

Mix or Ditch Challenge: Steps & Rules

  1. Sort out your closet and put everything you didn’t wear for a long time in one box, or another recognizable spot. For me ‘too long’ is when I didn’t wear the item in the entire last season it was applicaple to. So, if I have a sweater which I didn’t wear all fall or winter, I consider it too be too long. For a crop top, I would think about whether I wore it last summer. If not, I put it in the box! Of course, special occasion items, like prom dresses, don’t have to be taken into account. If you already find items at this stage of the challenge, of which you know you will not be going to wear them anymore, you can already put these in another box to sell or to give away to charity or friends!
  2. Now that you have your box, you’re challenged to create an outfit with at least one of these items, every other day. Or when you’re blogging about it; every other outfit you post. In my case, I post two outfits a week, so at least one of those should include an item from the ‘long time no wear’ box. Of course, you’re also allowed to use items from the box on other days. The ‘every other day’ rule, is just to keep things fun on days when you’re not full of inspiration ;-)
  3. If you have any items, you really can’t create any outfits with, it’s time to ditch them! You can give them to friends or charity, or sell them on the internet! Items that are out of season, are dismissed from the ditching rule. You could even do this challenge again in another season, with different items!
  4. Set a time frame. Keep in mind the amount of items you have and set a time frame.
  5. Have fun!

I didn’t have a chance to sort out my closet yet. So, I will be doing that this week! As soon as I post my first Mix or Ditch outfit, I will also show you my box of items and let you know what’s my time frame!

And I hope you will take part in the challenge as well! Also, feel free to do this challenge on your blog or Instagram page! If you do so, I would love a link back to my blog, of course ;-) And if you were not convinced, here are some reasons to do this challenge!

Why do this challenge?

  1. You get to shop in your own closet! Shopping, but not spending money = fun!
  2. You rediscover items you forgot you had.
  3. You get to be creative!
  4. You will probably be trying combinations which are totally new to you. So, maybe you’ll find a new favorite combo!

So, will you be following me during this challenge? And will you be taking part, as well?! If you do, I would love to know! If you post any photos on Instagram you can use #mixorditch and/or tag me (@RetroSonja) in it! I would love to see your outfits!

Love,

Sonja

Retro Sonja | Vintage Fashion Blog

P.S. There are possibly already similar challenge out there. I couldn’t find them, so I came up with it myself. But I can imagine that I might not be the first one.

19 comments on “Mix or Ditch Challenge – Are you in?”
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    Sunday March 22nd, 2015

    Oh dit is leuk! Ik wil wel meedoen, veel twijfelitems in mn kast.

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    Sunday March 22nd, 2015

    Jee, leuk dat je mee wil doen! :D

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    Sunday March 22nd, 2015

    Wat een super toffe challange :D ik ga zeker meedoen, mijn kast is zo overvol dat ik niet eens meer weet wat ik allemaal heb. En bovendien vind ik het moeilijk om dingen weg te doen. Maar dit helpt denk ik wel :) En ik ben ook benieuwd naar jou items~

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    Sunday March 22nd, 2015

    Leuk om te horen dat je het leuk vindt! En leuk ook dat je meedoet! Ik ga mijn items laten zien in de volgende post hierover! :-)

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    Selina

    Monday March 23rd, 2015

    I’m one of those few people who wears absolutely everything in their wardrobe all the time but it’s an interesting challenge nonetheless and I will take the opportunity to mix and match combinations I wouldn’t usually

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    Monday March 23rd, 2015

    Wat een toffe challenge! Ik weet nog niet of ik mee ga doen, want opzich draag ik wel veel uit m’n kast haha, yay!
    X Emma

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    Monday March 23rd, 2015

    heel erg leuk vind ik dit eigenlijk! misschien moet ik dat inderdaad maar eens gaan doen!

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    Tuesday March 24th, 2015

    Goed idee, maar ik heb ook wel dat ik een item 1 jaar niet draag om het vervolgens heel veel te gaan dragen en daarna weer heel lang niet. Maar ik ruim wel af en toe mijn kledingkast op, dan kijk ik gewoon of ik iets echt foeilelijk vind zijn geworden.

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    Monday April 6th, 2015

    […] then I realized it was maybe even more perfect for Easter! Also, I thought it was time to start my Mix or Ditch challenge and create my first outfit with a long-time-no-wear item. I found this white top with button print […]

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    Thursday April 9th, 2015

    […] pink floral print top in my closet and I thought it would be perfect for my second outfit for the Mix or Ditch Challenge. I knew I had it in my closet, because it’s in one of my most prominent piles of tops. I […]

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    Thursday April 16th, 2015

    […] I sorted out my closet for the Mix or Ditch Challenge, I found this striped cardigan and this skater skirt. I figured they would be great to match! I […]

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    Friday May 1st, 2015

    […] chance to shoot my outfits in front of them, while I can! Anyway, this is my fourth outfit for the Mix or Ditch challenge. In this challenge, I either have to wear all my ‘long time no wear’ items in an outfit […]

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    Friday May 1st, 2015

    Wat een gaaf idee. Ik kwam op de mix or ditch challenge via je blogpost van vandaag in de bloesem setting. Super idee. Maar… wordt de kast ook echt wat leger?

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    Sunday May 31st, 2015

    Dankjewel Erik! Mijn kast is al een heel stuk leger, omdat ik bij het uitzoeken gelijk al wat items heb weggedaan waarvan ik wist dat ik ze niet meer ging dragen. Voor de rest is het natuurlijk afwachten welke items ik wel en niet nog ga kunnen combineren in een outfit! Op zich was dit ook niet per sé bedoeld om mijn kast leger te maken, want zo vol is hij eigenlijk niet. Meer als uitdaging om mijn lang niet gedragen items weer eens te combineren! :-)

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    Friday May 8th, 2015

    […] bag with it again. So, it’s great to mix it up with different bags for a change, during the Mix or Ditch Challenge! There will be tons of other Mix or Ditch outfits with different bags, because when I sorted out my […]

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    Monday June 1st, 2015

    […] to fit them into my style. And I was also wearing flats! Anyway, this outfit is also part of the Mix or Ditch challenge. I didn’t wear the sheer blouse for pretty long. It has an oversized fit, which I always find […]

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    Thursday June 11th, 2015

    […] extra color to a grey day! I hadn’t worn these pants for over a year, so this look is also a Mix or Ditch outfit! The peplum top is from my Mix or Ditch box as […]

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    Wednesday July 29th, 2015

    […] ditch’ challenge that’s popular around the blogosphere at the moment. A blog post by Retro Sonja brought it to my attention and while I am one of the rare percent that wears all of my wardrobe […]

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    Monday August 3rd, 2015

    […] felt like wearing as little clothes as possible, haha! I remember that I was browsing through my Mix or Ditch box that day, and I found these green high waisted shorts and this vintage polka dots top, and I […]

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