10 x 10 Challenge

Style Bee - 10 x 10 Challenge

Today I’m trying something new on the blog, which I’m calling the 10 x 10 Challenge. As you might already know I’m taking the month of April off from shopping, read a bit more about that here. So I thought it was the perfect time to shop my existing closet and reinvest in some of my favourite spring staples. I’ve been intrigued by the idea of a capsule wardrobe for a while now (thanks to the blog Un-Fancy) but I haven’t been ready to fully commit. I decided to do a sort of test run with a mini capsule closet using 10 of my favourite spring pieces to create 10 different looks. I’ll be sharing each look as I work my way through different outfits for different occasions such as work, weekends, dinner dates and down time. I’m really excited to see what I can come up with and hope this exercise will reaffirm my ongoing mission to choose well and buy less.

I tried not to over think it too much and simply started by pulling the following items from my closet:

  • 4 tops
  • 2 bottoms
  • 2 jackets
  • 2 pairs of shoes

I stuck to a neutral palette so that everything is interchangeable and chose items that I wear often and work well together. I’ll be adding accessories like jewelry and bags but otherwise the next 10 outfits on the blog will feature a combination of these 10 items exclusively.


CAPSULE CLOSET

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I’m sure some looks will be more successful than others but I hope to surprise myself with how much versatility I can draw from a very limited selection of items. And just maybe, this little experiment will inspire a few of you to partake in your own 10 x 10 challenge!


SHOP THE CAPSULE

TOPS

Everlane Grey Crew Neck (cotton version) || Everlane Chambray Shirt (short sleeve version) || Madwell Crop Tee || Madewell Courier Shirt

BOTTOMS

GAP Skinnies (see the original review here) || Madewell Skirt (similar)

JACKETS

Rag & Bone Denim Jacket || Club Monaco Linen Blazer (similar from J.Crew)

SHOES

Everlane Loafer || Madewell Mira Heel

10 thoughts on “10 x 10 Challenge

  1. Yay, I love this!! I can’t wait for the outfits you come up with. This is actually a great idea and I might try to do the same challenge.

    By the way, thanks for responding to my email lovely!

  2. This is going to be amazing! I’m more excited than you. I love your blog! One of my favorites!

  3. Ahhhh!! this is so great! I already have a capsule wardrobe and let me tell you it was the best decision of my life. I no longer have those ‘I don’t have anything to wear’ moments. Each morning is so easy and I can get dressed in 5 mins! this is a great challenge and I am excited to see the outfits that you will come up with. Love your blog xx

    1. Thanks Laura! I’m so glad to hear that capsule wardrobes work for you. Love the thought of no more ‘What to Wear’ mornings! Have a great week! xo

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