Style Bee - 10 x 10 Challenge

10 x 10 Challenge

04.13.15

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

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  3. Rania says:

    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!

  4. Jaclyn says:

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

  5. Laura says:

    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

    • 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

  6. Jodie says:

    Good luck! I’am excited to see what you come up with. Have a great week 🙂