Whew, these last 2 months have been a haul! I didn’t expect or plan at first to enter this contest. 10 garments seems like a really big commitment, but in the end, the projects that I’ve been working on kept fitting in the same color scheme. Aside from writing and picture taking, the pace of this contest hasn’t felt too overwhelming. Unifying a capsule wardrobe by color is a good strategy, and it worked out well for me here. First, here’s my grid for Wardrobe Sudoku 2017:
Wardrobe Sudoku is really an exercise in combinatorics. My PhD in Physics/Programmer/Math Man husband informs me that there’s 256 different ways to pull a set of 4 out of a grid of 16. He wrote out a simple formula in Excel, and indeed, there’s 256 combinations. No doubt some of these will work better than others, and you may not get as many real combinations if your items clash somehow.
Klarisbet got me thinking about “advanced” Sudoku, and I think it’d be a fun thing to explore. I came up with nearly 60 different possibilities on paper before we turned to Excel to generate the rest of the combos. I photographed 30 combinations.
Diagonals and corners:
Split quad combinations:
Monkey business combinations: because at some point, it’s all bananas
In case you missed them, here are all of the items that make up my grid:
- Burdastyle 2-2013-109 striped asymmetric top
- Hummingbird tee (Burdastyle 2-2011-106)
- Ottobre 5-2007-15 cotton lawn tunic with pleated trim
- Lace bodysuit from Jalie’s Bella
- Nanette Lepore Giraffe Sateen Ottobre 5-2014-19 skinny jeans
- Burdastyle 1-2008-111 denim skirt
- Burdastyle 8-2017-105 asymmetric skirt
- Pale blue Designer Stitch Alyse pants
- Burdastyle 12-2009-111 blue twill motorcycle jacket
- Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan with fringe trim
- Reverse Applique Jalie Drop Pocket Cardigan
- Burda 7018 sea glass denim jacket
Bare Traps Adalia boots in cognac
Nine west cream flats
Is anyone up for a Wardrobe Sudoku wearing challenge? I’m thinking about doing something with this for Me Made May.