Ever played that "Let's cram as many colours into one outfit just using solid block pieces and no prints and patterns" game?  I admit, it's a bit of an overly specific and pointless game unless your wardrobe is sorted like a solid colour coded rainbow.  But still, a fun challenge, with success granted only if you avoid looking like you're wearing your entire wardrobe and manage to get at least TEN colours in.  Actually, lightening bolt just struck me as I was typing… let's make that an actual task for the weekend with bloggers/readers submitting pics playing that game.  Because Friday is FUN isn't it and of course we all need a pointless outfit challenge from a bored blogger on Guy Fawke's weekend…  no seriously though, the mind is cogitating very fast and yes, I would like to see this challenge play out in reality so please send your "Let's cram as many colours into one outfit just using solid block pieces and no prints and patterns" submissions to twinkle260@hotmail.com or leave a link here on comments.  

I only used the game though as an opening gambit to LF Markey's S/S 10 collection and her range for ASOS which is online now.  I didn't manage to cram ten but with a bit more time and energy, surely it wouldn't be such a hard task to achieve given Markey's penchant for cramming colour blocks into her pieces.  For ASOS, in less shiny fabrics than her main collection Louise has painted quite a rainbow that are all dying to be worn with an array of solid super opaque tights and bright bright shoes.  For her main S/S 10 collection, she mixed prom and gym all into one and has made basketball attire a rather more exciting affair than numbered jerseys.  If I had a floor length poofy pink gown to wear to netball, perhaps my glasses would not have been broken TWICE by the ball (I played… wing defence… the crappest position of them all…).     

So, my intro has sort of overtaken the main point but hopefully LF Markey's crayola lovin' will give some sort of impetus to take up my errr…. very half-baked, spur-of-the-moment challenge…


Comments (46)

  1. I love your shoes!!! wooow amazing!

  2. Yes! This exact concept is where I went with my last Outfit of the Day. I love it! (Though I think mine might have been a bit more subtle—even better when it’s bigger and bolder.) Your confidence is infectious!

  3. Alicia says:

    Interesting challenge…I’ll email you later. =D

  4. Oooh, I have the perfect blazer in mind for this challenge…I accept!
    I’m in love with the one colourless item shown…the block stripe cinderella gown.

  5. ms. shoo says:

    Oh, I love love colour, so you may just help me break a personal rule, challenge on . . . perhaps.
    You look lovely as always 😉

  6. jetblackdye says:

    this a cool concept! im planning tht f winter too bt i cnt seem to get to the bright colors……

  7. lisa says:

    Funny thing, I actually contemplated doing something similar when I got up and decided to wear my Francis argyle dress today–see how many colourful pieces I could pair together without relying on neutrals. But then I opted for the coward’s way out and wore it with a gray cardi, black tights, and black booties.

  8. B* a la Moda says:

    Hello girl! Great post and great initiative. If you want to see bold colors mixed, see the first look of my last post. I love all these pictures that you put.
    B* a la Moda

  9. I think these outfits are the antithesis of the black on grey on more black that we see at this time of the year.
    Your blog is fabulous, I love the candid way you write.
    Natellie (www.clothes-on.blogspot.com)

  10. I love that dress, I wish I had smaller boobs so I could comfortable wear stuff like that.

  11. SJP says:

    Hmm, there is a challenge – I’ll see what I can do! As always, another excellent post from Style Bubble!

  12. WendyB says:

    I love the giant striped gown! Meanwhile I just got a bunch of lovely color-blocked pieces by Christian Francis Roth so I won’t have to make a lot of effort to get multiple colors into my wardrobe, which is a good thing because I’m lazy!

  13. Nickie Frye says:

    I’m ALL ABOUT color in a pretty obnoxious way, just look at my shop! Ten though?! Without using any patterns?! You’re really throwing down the gauntlet here. I’m going to have to give this some serious thought. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! How fun! 😀 xoxo

  14. KD says:

    I love your outfit and the collection! I will definitely be submitting an entry into this game.

  15. luxirare says:

    ahh..I can’t believe you have those red shoes…Just amazing.

  16. Lydialala says:

    well well well….here’s a challenge I can’t let it slip by…..it’s coming, you’ll see. Love your style.

  17. Kamicha says:

    WOw, loved your challenge! Me neither did get the whole ten… …but tomorrow is a new day!

  18. rachael says:

    you’re being talked about on radio 1 right now, apparently you’re japanese…!

  19. Vicki says:

    I love it! How you always manage to pull off such amazing outfits always leaves me both stunned and jealous (both in good ways, of course!) Love the block colours too 🙂

  20. kirsty says:

    lol i pick pink – loving your look x

  21. I go with the pink. I love pink. Everyone looks so gorgeous in pink.

  22. i love your shoes!!!!!! & this collection does wonders.

  23. Tomorrow says:

    haha susie, great idea! i might have a go tommorrow as right now there’s no batteries in my camera and I don’t usually do this sort of thing but change is good for you!
    Anyway you have to laugh because to day the England Football club logo came in the place of style bubble instead of ebay. for gods sake what is up with my effing computer?!!!
    Anyway please believe me when I say I haven’t touched the england site!
    Oh well!
    Enjoyed reading your gorgeous musings again today and I will be back tommorrow for sure. I think yours is the only blog where my name actually does have a double meaning when I put ‘Tomorrow x’ at the bottom of a comment!
    Tomorrow x (!)

  24. LOL! I love that random girl in red flying at your crotch XD

  25. What a great challenge. Your outfit looks great. Mine is not so well thought out and a bit of a rush but here it is http://www.style-eyes-fashion-blog.com/2009/11/rainbow-bright.html

  26. Ming Min says:

    Are those Alexander McQueen shoes? Their amazing!
    Please visit my fashion blog at http://www.mattressesandmetal.blogspot.com
    Ming Min

  27. Mari says:

    This is amazing! Love the blog!

  28. Sammi says:

    Heya girl, did you know you got a mention on Radio1 yesterday?? Heard it as I was driving to work. It was all good but she said you were japanese lol. This post and the cheryl post got a specific mention.

  29. Eline says:

    Love love loooove this challenge, I updated my blog with my own outfit(s) here http://emu-memu.net/fluff/?p=838
    Also, I’m dying to own pretty much anything LF Markey’s ever designed, ugh amazitude.

  30. Love those shoes:)!!
    If you have a minute you should enter my Audrey Hepburn competition as Ive 2 gorgeous books to give away:)!

  31. Tili says:

    woooow, you wear colour so beautifully! i’m so so so jelous,i can never put such outfits together..

  32. Sofie says:

    Your shoes are from heaven

  33. jilly bean says:

    again i must say the shoes drive me crasy!
    the black and white dress it`s very fun and like summer times!

  34. Jin says:

    Where are those red platforms from! amazing!

  35. susie_bubble says:

    Sorry….forgot to say shoes by Basso & Brooke S/S09 collection….
    Yeah, I’m not that chuffed about the Radio 1 thing…. haven’t heard it yet though as it’s not on iPlayer…

  36. Lucy says:

    I’m loving your challenge! 😀 Let’s see what I can concoct..
    P.S. LOVE the pieces and your outfit!

  37. katie says:

    i love this. i thought about doing it, looked into my closet and realized… i need more color!! love the outfits ladies!

  38. Rachel says:

    Oh Susie! You look amazing! ..I tried! But I ended up looking like a MFL teacher – not really the look I was going for. The tenth item was a red beret, which probably was a major factor in the ol’ looking French situation, heh.
    Have a wonderful time in Hong Kong! I love the smell of wet concrete when you land there. Beautiful.
    R x

  39. Ali says:

    Hmm let’s see if this is working now…it wouldn’t let me post!

  40. amazing idea! thanks for giving me a great reason to avoid my ‘To Do’ list!

  41. Carrie says:

    I love how you put the colors into our outfit! So pretty!

  42. megan says:

    whatever colors that suit the style. it can be easy and simple as green match with yellow and gold color or a complicated design with yellow, green, blue, orange and red even add wit purple.

  43. hyun-rim says:

    I am surprised that I came up. I want to follow. Someday want to try one style.

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