I’ve wanted to do a 10×10 challenge for a while now, and I’m thrilled to say that I’ve got Day 1 under my belt! The 10×10 is a wardrobe challenge in which you choose ten items to create 10 outfits with, to wear for 10 days. It was created by Lee of stylebee https://www.stylebee.ca/10-x-10-challenge/ and is cohosted by Caroline of unfancy http://www.un-fancy.com/ seasonally. I’ve never caught one of these challenges while they are actually happening, but after yet another huge closet purge, I decided it was time to get to it! After this last closet cleanout, I still have a lot more clothing than I feel that I need or use. So that brings me to my reasons for doing this 10×10:
~I’ve decided that my first 10×10 will be a work edition, and will span 10 work days (or 2 work weeks). After my most recent closet cleanout, I realized that my ratio of work to non-work clothes was way off! I work outside of my home 5 days a week. I’m on my feet all day, moving around, and I’m more often than not really cold at work. Even when it’s a hot, summer day outside! I’m hoping that after this 10×10, I have a better sense of the types of items I need and love to wear at work, and get some practice layering.
~I love to thrift, and often find cool, good quality pieces. I have a lot of items that have survived multiple closet cleanouts, and still never see the light of day. I have a feeling that it will be much easier for me to let go of some of these items if I actually wear them multiple times, and find that I don’t love them.
~You wouldn’t know it by this first 10×10, as it’s pretty basic and neutral, but my style can get pretty bold and interesting. I love wearing many different style types, and I find that they either conflict and don’t work, or I end up wearing an outfit that is pretty much one style type, and I feel boxed into an aesthetic, which just doesn’t feel like me. I’m hoping that these 10×10 challenges will help me to really hone in on the specific elements of different style types that I love, so that I can more effortlessly represent all the fashions I adore. And on the flipside, learn what elements I don’t love about each style type. Basically, I want my varied taste to be more cohesive as a whole, while still being very eclectic. This especially pertains to my work wardrobe as I am already limited somewhat by certain types of clothing and footwear.
~I am excited about this 10×10 because of the outfit building practice I will get, and because I want to make my closet work harder, actually wear the great pieces I already have, and buy less.
I’ve altered stylebee’s begginer formula slightly by replacing the dress with an extra top and adding 1 extra item:
1 outer layer (extra item)
Faded black box cut pocket tee from everlane
Beige oversized tshirt – thrifted
Burnt sienna long sleeve tee I cropped – from walmart
Light pink french terry crewneck sweatshirt – everlane
Neutral flannel – walmart
Light wash pair of vintage levis w/irregular hem – thrifted
Black pair of high waist skinnies w/irregular hem- Nudie Jeans hightop tilde
Black leather high waist midi skirt with pockets! – thrifted
Brown heeled boots – thrifted
Black ankle boots – Franco Sarto “vegas boot” used from poshmark
And my extra item is a light wash denim Levi’s vest with patches + pins! I need an extra layer because I get soooo chilly at work!
So there you have it! I’m excited for this challenge and will be posting all 10 days outfits and final thoughts. Thank you for reading and feel free to say hi in the comments! I’d love to check out your wardrobes and outfits!