This style sudoku ended almost as quickly as it started! I did very little planning before the start of the sudoku on April 7th. I felt like it snuck up on me! But I it all worked out in the end. I wrapped it up last Saturday the 20th, so now it’s time for the recap. For two weeks, I wore one of 14 outfits put together with the 16 items in my sudoku above, in which every row, column, and corner is an outfit (plus the diagonals…and a couple of other places if you're feeling ambitious). If you’ve been reading since at least January, you know I love putting together style sudokus because they're an excellent opportunity for me to stretch my closet, try new combinations, and remind me how much I already own (and love!). I did not do a shopping freeze during April, but I did try to be more mindful of my clothing purchases.
After putting together a darker color palette for my January style sudoku, I was excited to bust out the lighter colors for spring. I mixed the lighter colors with dark navy and burgundy. I included two patterned items (both with blue stripes, ha) and lots of texture with a cashmere sweater, velvet flats, cotton-linen sweater, and glossy Hunter boots. I included two items that were also in my January style sudoku: the dark wash skinny jeans and the glossy Hunter boots—the latter because it rained!
For this sudoku, I only chose denim as my bottoms because that’s what I wear 4-5 days a week at least! It’s easy and comfortable. I felt most like me in the outfits featuring my green utility jacket, but I was also surprised to love the diagonal outfit featuring the tonal sweater blazer and cotton-linen sweater. I have been struggling to style the camel sweater blazer but enjoyed layering it with the items in this sudoku. I also included the navy blazer and striped button-down shirt since I also hadn’t worn those recently and wanted a bit of a challenge. Good news: I still enjoy all of these items!
I’ll be back to do this again in the summer and the one more time in the fall! It’s crazy to think I’m halfway done with my style sudokus for the year. ;)
Below you’ll find all of my outfits and where they landed on the sudoku, a widget at the end where you can shop the exact or similar items I wore, and a blank sudoku so you can make your own! Head on over to the original posts for more photos and details: outfits 1-5, outfits 6-10, and outfits 11-14. (Or you can directly click on the outfit photo you’re interested in below!)