Spring 10 x 10 Challenge

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Spring is finally here and it's time to whip out lighter colors (though if you know me, black is always going to be a staple in my wardrobe) and lighter fabrics. In my journey to become a more conscious and sustainable human being, I'm participating in StyleBee's 10 x 10 challenge this Spring!

What is it?

The 10 x 10 Style Challenge™ is an exercise I established in 2015 to help encourage myself to get more creative with my clothes during a 30 Day Shopping Fast. The concept is essentially a mini capsule closet of 10 items that you work with for 10 days, creating new looks and styling your clothes in ways you might not otherwise try.

StyleBee 10x10 Challenge

Rules:

  1. Pick any 10 items from your current closet

    • I'm including shoes and excluding accessories but it's your choice on how flexible you want to be with defining what you're including

  2. Style those items into 10 different looks

  3. Use any 10 days to do it

Why I'm Doing It:

This is an opportunity for me to experiment in how I style my clothes as well as engage with the sustainable fashion community. I'm hoping to find inspiration from other bloggers as well as give inspiration to anyone who might be interested playing with a more sustainable wardrobe.


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Day 1:

Top: Printed White Tunic, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Jeans: Distressed Blue Jeans, H&Mfrom ages ago
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden
Accessories: Fitbit

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Day 2:

Outerwear: Blue Button Down, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Top: Blue Tank, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Jeans: Distressed Blue Jeans, H&M from ages ago
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden from ages ago
Accessories: Fitbit

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Day 3:

Top: Lace Yellow Blouse, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Skirt: Robin's Egg Blue Skirt, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden from ages ago

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Day 4:

Top: Black Tank, H&M from ages ago
Skirt: Robin's Egg Blue Skirt, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden from ages ago

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Day 5:

Top: Blue Button Down, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Skirt: Robin's Egg Blue Skirt, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden from ages ago

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Day 6: 

Top: Blue Tank, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Skirt: Black Skirt, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden from ages ago
Scarf, Vintage Scarf, (Raided Mom's Closet)

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Day 7:

Top: Printed White Tunic, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Skirt: Black Skirt, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden from ages ago

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Day 8:

Top: Black Tank, H&M from ages ago
Jeans: Distressed Blue Jeans, H&M from ages ago
Sandals: Black Sandals, Steve Madden from ages ago
Lip: Rum Raisin 32 Lipstick, Bobbi Brown

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Day 9:

Top: Lace Yellow Blouse, (Raided Mom's Closet)
Skirt: Black Skirt, (Raided Mom's Closet)

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Day 10:

Whoops! Life got in the way and I flaked out. Comment if you want me to complete outfit 10!! 


Overall Impression:

It was fun! The 10 x 10 challenge was definitely more difficult this time around that it was last time for me. My clothes hadn't shipped from Nashville and I was working with a lot of older pieces from my mom's closet.

On the other hand, that gave me an opportunity to style clothes that were a lot more business-oriented. Favorite piece: between the yellow blouse and blue skirt--my mom wears a lot more color than me! Most comfortable outfit: tank + jeans (always).

For Fall 2019, I think I'll add additional cuts and colors.

What do you think? Would you give this challenge a try? Do you want me to finish outfit 10?!

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