Take10 style challenge 1: lace waistcoat

Hopefully you’ll remember the intro to Project Take10 from a few weeks back – well, today sees the launch of our first ever style challenge!  

Dorothy Perkins kindly offered to sponsor challenge 1, to see how we’d put together an outfit around their black lace waistcoat, and here we all are:


It was a bit tricky to find the right thing to wear with it because lots of my clothes are black (which means the waistcoat isn’t really seen) or have lace/frills on them (too OTT when teamed with more lace).

In the end I decided on the mustard ‘Star Trek’ dress because it’s a very simple shape and gives a strong colour contrast that allows the lace detail to be seen (just hope you don’t think I look like a giant bumble bee!).     


I really love Shini’s outfit. I’d never have thought of belting the waistcoat, which is the great thing about these style challenges – getting new ideas on how to wear the same thing.

What would you wear the waistcoat with?


PS To view the other girls’ outfits in more detail visit Jen at A Little Bird Told Me, MJ at Dreaming Spires and Old Car Tyres, Sherin at HiFashion , Leia at Leia’s Delights, Vicki at Magpie Girl, Adele at Molto Curiosa, Saskia at Not Just Medical, Shini at Park & Cube and Sabine at Psynopsis

Lace waistcoat: c/o Dorothy Perkins / Dress: Topshop

28 Responses to “Take10 style challenge 1: lace waistcoat”

  1. jemina

    Oooh what an awesome challenge

    You look cute though and yes Shini’s outfit is fabulous :)

    Wishing you a lovely day


  2. Leia

    I love how everyone looks completely different! :)

  3. kirsty

    love it x

  4. Vix

    You’ve done a great job styling it, Sarah! One of the best I reckon. Black lace is so tricky, bordering in the goth! xxx

  5. My Republic of Fashion

    Great outfits.:)SarahD

  6. sasha b.

    that’s SO cute! you wore it well my dear!

  7. Adele Joanna

    Great post! I love the contrast of your outfit Sarah! Just want to thank you for all the hard work you have done for this project because I am thoroughly enjoying especially now first challenge is up!

    Adèle – moltocuriosa.com?

  8. Hannah

    You’re so right about seeing the detailing with the mustard top, looks fab x

  9. Sabine

    Gee, quite a challenge, wasn’t it? Love how you styled it. Bring on the next! xo

  10. The Caledonista

    Like how you’ve added a pop of colour to the waistcoat, it’s a nice contrast. Also like how Vicki’s style it with florals x

  11. Couture Carrie

    Lovely look, darling!


  12. shari @ little blue deer

    I love it! Yours stands out, I already noticed it in all the other posts, love the mustard, you rock it! XO!

  13. Style and Coffee

    Oh! Lovely! you look great :)


  14. Jen

    Love the contrast of the yellow – it really highlights the detail on the vest! :) x

  15. joelle van dyne

    haha, you do not look at all like a bumble bee! i like the yellow dress with black lace. it would be cute styled over a simple baggy tee too- maybe in grey.

  16. Dancing Branflake

    I saw this on Sabine’s site and I was like, you go We Shop! I loved the yellow, you really stood out among the crowd.

  17. Miss Kiki Lovelace

    Hahahaha! you are one funny girl, Sarah! :) Naaah….not a bumble bee at all. I love the contrast! Well done..looking forward to more of your challenges. x

  18. MJ

    You look AWESOME and totally un-bee-like! Take10 is so much fun! :)

  19. S

    I don’t think you look like a bumblebee! The dress shows off the waistcoat fabulously.

    And wanted to say thank you and well done for organising everything!!


  20. Lady Bug Says

    Gorgeous, love the mustard dress on you!!

  21. Alex

    You look lovely Sarah. I’m really impressed with how some of the girls have styled it with other dark pieces because it must be tricky not to make it look super Goth, but I think I rather love it as you’ve done it – simple, over something bold.

  22. vicki

    Love your look sarah!! think it looks great with a block bright colour underneath :) x

  23. Winnie

    Love them all. It’s great seeing everyone’s interpretations!

  24. Audrey Allure

    Such a cute way of styling it!

  25. Mode Junkie

    i really like that you wore it with a bright colored dress to make the waistcoat POP! but my fave would be shini´s take too!
    white and black lace = match made in heaven!

    xoxo Mode Junkie

  26. Annabel Wyatt

    Love this challenge, it’s recessional chic, re wearing clothes yay! :) x

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