WINTER 10X10 CHALLENGE
The basic idea of the Winter10x10 challenge is to pick 10 items of clothing then mix and match them for 10 business days in a row. The guidelines from Lee of Style Bee (the creator of the challenge) lay out more details here. For example jewelry, accessories, or shoes don’t have to count as part of the 10 pieces (and in my case outerwear and boots because snow is definitely in the forecast). You can make it as challenging or relaxed as you want.
1. PICK ANY 10 ITEMS FROM YOUR CURRENT CLOSET
2. STYLE THOSE ITEMS INTO 10 DIFFERENT LOOKS
3. USE 10 DAYS TO DO IT
4. HAVE FUN AND DON’T TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY!
Guidelines by 10×10 challenge creator, Lee of Style Bee
It’s basically a fun way to discover more about your style. Also good ff you’re considering a capsule wardrobe but aren’t sure if you’re ready for it or not. Like practice for a capsule wardrobe. 🙂
I spent about 30 minutes picking out my pieces. Keeping in mind the weather forecast, meetings, and events I have planned for the next 10 days. I also tried a couple outfits on to confirm certain pieces could last multiple outfits in 10 days.
My 10 selections
I don’t have photos of the exact pieces yet (some are thrifted or I’ve had for years!) so I’ve curated items from brands I love below and then listed out what I plan to wear. I decided not to include shoes or outerwear, in addition to jewelry and accessories, for my first challenge. With snow in the forecast, I just couldn’t justify using 2 slots for boots when I’d rather use them for layers, which is why I have more tops selected.
White collar button up (thrifted)
Ivory sweater (thrifted)
Black mock neck sweater (thrifted)
Buffalo check button up (gifted)
Neutral patterned sleeveless cardigan (Lucky brand from Marshall’s)
Gray sleeveless cardigan with pockets (Marshall’s)
Navy plaid shirtdress (Francesca’s) OR navy patterned sweater dress (JCPenny)
I wonder about the gray cardigan because lately I’ve been avoiding it (too gray, too blah) so I’m curious to see if this challenge revives that or if it’s time to move on. I added the suede skirt to challenge myself because I like it yet it doesn’t get much wear. Also leaning towards plaid shirtdress over sweater dress but I have a few meetings where the plaid shirtdress might feel too casual.
Here’s the cheat sheet from Lee I’m working from: StyleBee_2017_10x10_WorkSheet
Excited to start on Friday! Tag me in your #winter10x10 posts if you’re doing it too so I can see your daily outfits! I’ll be sharing mine in my Instagram stories so add me here if you want to follow along. 🙂
So have you ever done a 10×10 challenge or something similar with your wardrobe?
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Photos by Leigh Ann Cobb