Label Able's fashion challenge

Label is the stylish middle child in the lovable Animal Crossing family of hedgehog tailors known as the Able Sisters. First introduced in City Folk at GracieGrace, she has since made appearances in New Leaf selling accessories at the shop, and now in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with some exciting new fashion challenges for players.

Feeling a bit stumped by Label's requests - or even a little lost on how to meet her in the first place? Read on and let the fashion education begin!

Guide to Label's Fashion Challenges

How do you unlock Label?

The process for unlocking Label and getting her to visit your island is quite simple - all you need to do is build the Able Sisters' shop in your town.

However, that's definitely easier said than done - check out our guide for more information on that process.

Once the clothing shop has opened in your town, Label will begin appearing in the plaza in front of Resident Services about once per week, just as her sister - Mabel - did before opening the shop.

How do you complete Label's fashion challenges?

Label's fashion challenges consist of requests for players to show her various styles of dress and outfit compilations. She'll generally start the challenge by providing the player with one item of clothing that fits the category - which we recommend including in the final ensemble - but it's up to you to pull other matching items from your own closet (clothing hoarders rejoice!).

Below is a complete list of all of the categories and styles - as well as tips for successfully completing their corresponding challenges:

  • "Party": An outfit you'd wear to a fancy soiree, such as a royal shirt
  • "Sporty": Clothes that are easy to move around or exercise in; outfits athletes might wear, such as a tennis sweater
  • "Work": Professional attire, such as a suit, a chef's outfit, a doctor's uniform, or a worker's jacket
  • "Comfy": Something you'd wear lounging around the house or watching television, such as an argyle sweater
  • "Outdoorsy": Outfits to wear hiking, camping, or at a picnic; loose-fitting and casual, like a muscle tank
  • "Fairy Tale": Clothing fit for knights, princesses, and storybook characters, such as a young royal shirt or prince tunic
  • "Goth": Dark and moody, like something you'd wear on Halloween - for example, a vampire costume
  • "Theatrical": An outfit that shows you are the star of the show - whether a musician, pop star, opera singer or actor - including a biker jacket or noble coat
  • "Vacation": Something you'd wear on a leisurely trip to a resort - like a top coat - or relaxing in the countryside, soaking up the sun on a beach
  • "Formal": Super-nice clothes that you might wear to a fancy restaurant, or a graduation ceremony - like a sweater-vest
  • "Everyday": Something that could simply be worn on an ordinary day - plain yet stylish, like a gingham picnic shirt or silk shirt

In general, we've found the challenges to be fairly easy to complete, and most clothing items have fit the categories we assumed they fit - "fitness tanks" are "sporty", "business skirts" fit the "work" category, and so on. Oftentimes, you may be able to find items with the theme in the name, such as "Sporty Shades" (seen being worn by Audie, below).

A picture of Audie with Label in the background, because why not?

Although you don't need to pull together every single possible item you can wear, we recommend at least finding a pair of shoes, as well as a shirt and some bottoms - or a full body outfit, like a dress. However, the more items you have to fit the category, the better!

Hot tip: If you're having trouble finding certain items (and can't wait for something to arrive from your catalog in the mail), have a friend help you out! Visit their island and snag something from them, invite them over to drop off some styles, or just ask them to mail you what you need! (We've noticed that mail from friends tends to arrive fairly quickly in the game).

What are the items you receive for successfully completing Label's style requests?

With every fashion challenge - even those you fail - the player is always allowed to keep the item they were originally given for inspiration, so that's a win right there!

However, here is a summary of how you will be evaluated, and what you'll receive:

Evaluation Score: Number of items that fit the theme: Reward: Friendship Level Rise:
4: Great 3 + 1 item from Labelle fashion line + Coupon x 2 (mail) High
3: Good 2 1 item from Labelle fashion line + Coupon x 1 (mail) Medium
2: Normal 1 Coupon x 1 (mail) Medium
1: Not Great 0 Coupon x 1 (mail) Low

When the fashion challenge is completed, you'll receive your tailor's ticket(s) in the mail the next day, which can be exchanged at the Able Sisters' shop for any item worth 3,000 Bells or less.

In addition to this, if you receive a score of "Great" or "Good", Label will also provide the player with an item from her new fashion line, "Labelle" (we feel like we've heard that name before...).

Below is a complete list of the items available to win from Label's clothing line - and later up for purchase at the clothing shop - each in six different colors:

Item: Image:
Labelle Coat
Labelle Coat
Labelle Knit Shirt
Labelle Knit Shirt
Labelle Shorts
Labelle Shorts
Labelle Skirt
Labelle Skirt
Labelle Dress
Labelle Dress
Labelle Cap
Labelle Cap
Labelle Hat
Labelle Hat
Labelle Sunglasses
Labelle Sunglasses
Labelle Socks
Labelle Socks
Labelle Tights
Labelle Tights
Labelle Pumps
Labelle Pumps
Labelle Sneakers
Labelle Sneakers
Items from Labelle's fashion lineAustin Voigt

In general, it appears that each player will receive pieces from the line that are matching in color - for example, all hot pink or orange. However, there are definitely variations to the items, and once they begin selling in the Able Sisters' shop after completing the challenges, you'll generally be able to find the items in a variety of colors.

How many of Label's fashion challenges have you completed? Which was your favorite? Let us know down below!


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