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Isn’t the mark of an amazing piece of clothing it’s ability to evolve with your style? – Summer 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 10

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It’s Day 10 of this 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge!!! Which means this is the last outfit of this challenge!

In case you’re just finding this, a 10×10 wardrobe challenge is basically the world’s most low-key capsule wardrobe. The basic premise of the 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge is: 10 pieces of clothing, 10 looks, over 10 days. No need to get rid of your whole wardrobe, no need to commit to anything long term, super low-key. And it’s been a complete blast!

While today wasn’t the hottest day in this challenge (that honor was held by yesterday), today certainly wasn’t much cooler, so I paired my black & white abstract maxi dress with my made-by-me plaid button up shirt for a light breezy outfit.

This shirt is actually a piece that I made as part of the first wardrobe challenge I ever did, and never intended to wear as a true button up. I had originally intended to only ever wear this shirt as a over-shirt, either with one button buttoned, or completely open (like I am today). But as it’s spent time in my wardrobe, I’ve started wearing it as a traditional button up (like I did on Day 2).

I always love when a piece I made with the intention of wearing a certain way is flexible enough to evolve as my style does – because isn’t the mark of an amazing piece of clothing it’s ability to evolve with your style?

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: Made-by-me. The pattern is Archer by Grainline Studios with some modifications. (Find the pattern here, and details about my modifications on my other site here.)
Dress: A black & white abstract print maxi dress from H&M (old, and I’m not seeing anything similar)
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Necklace: Old, from a street fair
Bracelets: Made-by-me
Rings: Various
Lip: Always On Liquid Lipstick from Smashbox, in the colorway Bawse

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An outfit for the hottest day of the week – Summer 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 9

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It’s Day 9 of this Summer 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge!!

It turns out that building a wardrobe around tee-shirts means that you eventually run out of things to say.

I have to say that I don’t have much to say about this look. I’ve talked at length about this skirt before, when I wore it on Day 3. And I’ve talked about the fit of tee-shirts, when I wore this shirt on Day 4.

All together, for the hottest day of this week, that’s all I’ve got, and I’m going with it.

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: The Babe with the Power Tee in black from Hello, Oui Fresh
Skirt: Made-by-me, pattern self-drafted (More about the skirt here.)
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Bracelets: Made-by-me
Rings: Various
Lip: Always On Liquid Lipstick from Smashbox, in the colorway Bawse

If you’re just finding this project, or missed a couple days, you can catch up on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, and Day 8. Plus follow along on instagram here, and find out what the heck a 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge is here.

Building an outfit for not-so-great days – Summer 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 8

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It’s Day Eight of the Summer 2017 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge – just a couple days from the end of this challenge!

I feel like a trip to the dentist (ugh!) always calls for an outfit that is equal parts comfort and armor. In this case, I went for an easy maxi dress, slouchy tee on top, my heeled Dr. Martins’ with some go to accessories.

This turned out to be the perfect outfit for today – a day of not much sleep last night, work, an hour and a half wait at the dentist, dentist, numb mouth, very late lunch, and more work. It was one of those sorts of days where nothing was particularly horrible, but everything was just highly irritating.

On these sorts of days I always find that an outfit that I feel amazing in, but that I don’t feel self-conscious in, is the best way to make the day work.

So when I woke up after only a couple hours of not great sleep, I knew I wanted to wear this dress, these shoes, and accessories. Then I tossed the top over all of it, and felt like the day might not go downhill too terribly.

Do you have go to pieces that you always put on to get through those not-so-great days?

If you’re just finding this project, or missed a couple days, you can catch up on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4Day 5, Day 6, and Day 7. Plus follow along on instagram here, and find out what the heck a 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge is here.

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: Women’s Drape Crewneck Short-Sleeve T-shirt from Uniqlo
Dress: A black & white abstract print maxi dress from H&M (old, and I’m not seeing anything similar)
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Necklace: Old, from a street fair
Bracelets: Made-by-me
Rings: Various
Lip: Always On Liquid Lipstick from Smashbox, in the colorway Bawse

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The key to styling a tee-shirt can’t be this simple. Can it?! – Summer 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 7

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It’s Day Seven of the Summer 2017 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge! I can’t believe it’s so close to the end!

If you’re just finding this project, you can catch up on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4Day 5, and Day 6. Plus follow along on instagram here, and find out what the heck a 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge is here.

I love this look for how easy it is. It’s another one of those outfits that isn’t really an outfit, but is still put together enough to be considered “put together.” Because head to toe black (almost) always looks cohesive. At it’s heart this look is just a drapey tee-shirt, jeans, boots, and accessories.

I put this 10 piece, mini-capsule wardrobe together to really experiment with tee-shirts. I’ve never been a huge wearer of tee-shirts, so styling them without being boring has been both challenging, and surprisingly easy.

I’m beginning to wonder if the key to styling a tee-shirt is to have interesting accessories and/or sunglasses. But then there’s another part of me that keeps thinking: styling a tee-shirt can’t really be that simple. Can it?

Can the key to styling a tee-shirt in a simple outfit really be as simple as making sure the colors are cohesive, and pairing it with interesting accessories? Do you have any go to ways of styling a tee?

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: Women’s Drape Crewneck Short-Sleeve T-shirt from Uniqlo
Jeans: Straight skinny jeans from Uniqlo (currently out of stock)
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Necklace: Old, from a street fair
Bracelets: Made-by-me
Rings: Various
Lip: Always On Liquid Lipstick from Smashbox, in the colorway Bawse

The whole point of a wardrobe challenge is to try things. Right? – Summer 2017 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 6

SoupTee + SilkSkirt + PlaidButtonUp 1

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It’s day 6 of the Summer 2017 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge! (Or it might be day 8 of 12 – depending on how you want to count things.)

I took the weekend off from blogging, but still stuck to my 10 piece mini-capsule wardrobe. Saturday I repeated my outfit from Day 2, made-by-me button up shirt, black jeans, and boots. Then Sunday was pretty much just a Sunday at home in pjs sort of day, though I did briefly (very briefly) repeated the look I wore on Day 3 for some errands.

Today is definitely the most layered look I’ve worn so far.

This tee-shirt is one that I absolutely love, but sometimes have a difficult time styling. I don’t run into problems styling it in general – there are TONS of theoretical outfits that this piece would look amazing as part of! I run into trouble styling this shirt for me using my wardrobe.

I adore the print, but the sticking point I keep coming up against is the cropped length combined with the curved shirttail hem.

So far, my favorite ways to wear this shirt are over a dress (like I did on Friday), or with a pair of high-waisted jeans (though that’s not always a look I want to throw on), or with a black camisole underneath.

Because I run into trouble styling this shirt in my day-to-day life, I included it in this wardrobe challenge to have a chance to experiment with it.

I’m still a little uncertain how I feel about this look. It’s my least favorite look so far in this challenge, but I think it might be an interesting starting point to experiment further with. And at the very least, I’m glad I tried it, because isn’t that the point of any wardrobe challenge – try something and see what happens?

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: SPRZ NY short sleeve graphic tee (Andy Warhol) from Uniqlo
Over-shirt: Made-by-me. The pattern is Archer by Grainline Studios with some modifications. (Find the pattern here, and details about my modifications on my other site here.)
Jeans: Straight skinny jeans from Uniqlo (currently out of stock)
Shoes: Nike Flex 2016 RN Women’s Running Shoe from Nike
Glasses: incredibly old
Bracelets: Made-by-me
Rings: Various