10 x 10 challenge
If you follow me on IG, you might be tired of seeing my outfits and mirror selfies. So here I am about to show it all to you in one place ;). I'm so excited to announce that I'm now offering a little capsule service through my blog. It's one-on-one capsule building and individualized help with starting your own. I'll be opening 4 spots a season-- you can find more information under services on the sidebar. Please let me know if you have any questions!
I joined a capsule wardrobe challenge hosted by Caroline Joy (Un-fancy) and Lee Vosburg (Style Bee). You pick 10 items from your closet (shoes included) and style them in 10 different ways for 10 days. I’ve been trying out a capsule wardrobe for almost a year now but I’ve never challenged myself to think creatively about my pieces like this. I tried a couple things I wouldn't have tried otherwise and created some new favorite looks from pieces I already owned.
I live in the desert where it’s almost always warm, so I didn't include outerwear with this challenge. I’m glad I didn’t because there wasn't a day that I actually needed a jacket heavier than my cardigan. I tried to pick pieces that I could easily layer and stuck to my capsule color pallet just on a smaller scale. In the end, I loved everything I picked but I learned that I love variety and was excited to wear some new outfits on day 11.
- madewell straight Leg denim
- Everlane wide leg crop pants
- lady friend life black jumpsuit
- madewell mules
- free people booties (old, the style is braeburn)
- everlane sweater
- not perfect linen january top small checks
- BP nordstrom black long sleeve tee (size up)
- Bear and Grace white linen top
- madewell kent cardigan (size down)
After this challenge I have a whole new appreciation for my mules and discovered I could wear my tops over my Lady Friend Life jumpsuit to make new outfits. I also didn't wash any of my clothes (is that gross?!) so these picks would be so perfect for a vacation. Imagine packing your suitcase with 10 items.... TEN! I'm an over-packer because I like options, and only wear half of my item so this was really eye opening for me. I loved that this challenge forced me to be intention with my picks and think outside of the box for styling. I had so much fun participating, and highly recommend this if you are considering a capsule wardrobe for your self (even though it's trendy right now, it's not for everybody) or if you want to size your capsule down a little. Take note of the pieces you didn't miss and the pieces you wished you had.
PS: My fashion guru Kelly did a guest post on my blog and wrote her own overview of the challenge (you can read it here!) We have been Instagram friends for a couple of years and have met in person twice now! She's been such a great resource and inspiration through building my capsule wardrobe and such a great friend through this season of motherhood. Please go show her some love!