New year, new job, and another 10×10 challenge. If you have followed me for a while you will know that I really enjoy doing wardrobe challenges, including doing 10×10 where I wear only 10 items of clothing for 10 days in a row. Everyone does this differently, and I sometimes do this challenge differently as well, but this time my rules were:
- Shoes count
- Outerwear doesn’t
- Purse doesn’t
This 10 by 10 included work, work where I was moving lots of books and things around my library before it opened, and a weekend so I knew I needed a variety of clothing to make it work. I have picked up some new to me pieces recently when thrifting, but the rest of these are older clothing items that I love. I also got a Schitt’s Creek shirt for Christmas that I absolutely love, but since I don’t own many graphic tee’s I figured it would be great to style it for this project.
Here is what I chose:
- Grey Cardigan: Thrifted
- Rose Apothecary T-Shirt: Christmas gift
- Floral Striped T-Shirt: Thrifted (one of the oldest pieces I own)
- Green Sweater: Thrifted
- White Blouse: Newly Thrifted
- Blue Jeans – Newly Thrifted
- Mustard Pants – Thrifted
- Black Capri Dress Pants – Thrifted
- Black Boots – handmedown from mom
- Brown ankle boots – picked up from a clothing swap
Now I am not always the best at taking photos but I did so much better this time, taking 9 photos. Since I was inside for most of them, they don’t include the shoes that I wore, but I went back and forth between them pretty evenly.
Now I think that that was one of my most successful 10×10’s yet. In the past I have had some trouble with the items that I picked not working and having to switch things out and I didn’t do that at all this time. I was able to mix and match with almost everything and had outfits that worked for casual weekends as well as work.
As this was done in a Lower Mainland BC February I knew that we would be getting a lot of rain, but we were surprised with some beautiful sunny days as well as some very cold ones and I felt like these pieces worked for everything.
As I look forward to spring and bringing out some of the clothes that have been in storage it was nice to have a mix of sweaters and warmer pieces in this 10×10 and discover some new ways to wear items that I love.
Do you do wardrobe challenges? How do you decide what to choose?