i think that the following needs to be said, and i know i am taking a liberty saying this, so please correct me if i am wrong, clags.
first off, this is not directed specifically at any fits posted so far, just an observation i would like to make based off some of the comments thus far.
this goal here is not to post a peacock-ey outfit, or a rule breaking outfit, or an FU outfit, or a zany colors/materials outfit, or even a load outfit. the goal is to post a tasteful and pleasing fit, without using staple/highly common items. the goal is to accomplish, imo, that aside from knowing that we are in a challenge here, the fit would look as organic and put together as a fit made of staple items, just that it uses non staple items. and had the fit been posted in WAYWRN on any given day, it would not elicit any eye popping reactions.
now, that is just how i see it, and it could very well be that my own fit will not fall into my guidelines above. but that is what i think the idea is here, and it is what i tried to accomplish with my fit.