Last week I dove, head first, into a mini capsule challenge of sorts — Lee’s 10 x 10 Spring Challenge. The goal being simply to choose 10 pieces and then create 10 great + unique looks with only those 10 pieces, layering in accessories to really spice things up.
I don’t often post on Saturdays (because it’s Saturday…) but yesterday wrapped up my first five days — and thus first five looks — so I really didn’t want to delay in sharing!
You can get caught up on the pieces I chose, my goals for this challenge and why I decided to structure this challenge the way I did in this post. :)
So without further ado: the outfits!
Note* The photos in this post are grainier than the usual quality of my blog photos due to the fact that they were all taken on my iPhone in mediocre light. My DSLR 15-55mm lens has been freezing on me for months and finally decided to crap out on me the moment I began this challenge… Yay.
It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of neutrals. One of my favorite ways to not make a neutral outfit feel lack luster is to layer neighboring shades. Cream, light grey, tan and cognac. Doing this adds so much dimension to a look even though it still reads completely neutral. Truth be told, I very rarely do anything with my hair. Which is why I wear so many hats! Seriously. Does it get any better? Hide dirty messy hair and some how look more pulled together despite that dirty messy hair? Magic.
I once read somewhere that girls with curves should never wear pointed toed shoes…
What in the…?
This is why I say “pffffffffft” to “fashion rules”. Good design is good design. Whether it’s a piece of furniture, an entire kitchen or a pencil skirt and pointed toed flats. :) I wear this combination — chambray + dark skinnies — every single week. Sometimes more than once. BUT I normally wear it with some sort of sneaker. A simple switch of the shoe and larger cuff on the pant leg and voila, more capsule wardrobe magic.
This upcoming week I will be completing this challenge and wearing looks 6 – 10. The following week I will then share a challenge recap, detailing: why I chose the pieces and/or combination of pieces I did, what worked for me with this mini capsule and, of course, what didn’t.
2 | Chambray (old + thrifted) | J Crew, similar
3 | Cream blouse (old + thrifted) | AB Studio, similar
4 | Light grey pencil skirt (old + thrifted) | Banana Republic, similar
5 | Light wash denim | American Eagle (distressed by me)
6 | Dark wash denim | American Eagle
7 | Wrap trench coat (old) | Mango, similar
8 | Patterned flat ( fabric painting diy), similar
9 | Peep toe bootie | Steve Madden
10 | White sneaker | Converse
What do you think? Does 10 pieces sound like a little or a lot for a challenge? What do you think about “fashion rules”? What other ways do you add variety to your wardrobe?