I am so excited to jump aboard a new series for the blog today – with a few other of my favorite bloggers: the 10×10 Spring Challenge!
Here’s how it works: I’ve selected 10 items from my closet to style into 10 different looks – using only those items. Bags and accessories don’t count. I was inspired by Lee of Style Bee who just kicked off her 10×10. I really just want to see if this is something I can pull off!
The purpose: For me, this is a totally an exercise in creativity. I love being inventive with what I wear, and I find I am the most adventurous when I set some serious limitations! In the winter I followed along with my friend Paige and we completed a 20 for 21 Challenge – that was no joke. We wore only 20 items for 21 days. It was hard, but it was really good because I learned a few lessons on contentment and creativity. I learned to love what I already have, and I learned how to push the boundaries a bit in my outfit building process. I’m hopeful the 10×10 Spring Challenge will net similar results.
These are the items I selected, and honestly, I’m a bit nervous about my non-diverse color palette! But these are a true reflection of the colors I wear daily. When choosing my items I went mostly on instinct, I pulled out all my favorites and tried to keep some balance to the number of tops and bottoms. These are the pieces I am wearing over and over right now, and I feel shape my style the a lot.
1 – Black mid-sleeve t-shirt / Everlane
2 – Second-hand Levi 501’s (newly distressed by me) / similar
3 – Black Cole Skirt / (c/o) Bridge & Burn
4 – A-Line light denim skirt by Steven Alan / similar
5 – Blank Canvas Top in Natural / Jamie + the Jones
6 – Striped Poplin Square Shirt / Everlane
7 – Elle Kimono Jacket / Only Child
8 – Boyfriend Fit Jean Jacket / Levi’s
9 – Oliver Oxfords in Almond / Nisolo
10 – Ecuador Huarache Sandal / Nisolo
And there you have it! If you’d like to join in the fun, the more the merrier! Do you think you could create 10 looks with 10 items? 🙂