Fall 10 x 10 Style Challenge

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I'm pretty sure that until you've done some sort of challenge where you have to re-work the same articles of clothing a bunch of ways, you can't really call yourself a style blogger. Well friends, get ready to cross-stitch me a badge and paint my name on a sash because I'm ready to join the ranks of style bloggers everywhere!

First up: the 10 x 10

What's that you ask? GREAT QUESTION, pal.

It's 10 items, styled 10 ways, over 10 days.

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Simple. Easy. The only true difficulty is not allowing yourself to freak out because you are someone who likes to reinvent themselves daily.

So...

SIMPLE.

Ok but let's be serious for a moment. I have been shopping A LOT lately and in an effort to appreciate some of the things I own, be a little more creative, and step outside of my usual skinny jeans and men's button-up style rut, I am excited to give this a go.

I stumbled upon the challenge via StyleBee (the creator of this kind of challenge) and I liked her nonchalance and fun about the whole thing. I hope to carry that through into my own challenge!

The Fall 10 x 10 challenge guidelines according to her:

  1. Pick any 10 items from your wardrobe (don't buy new stuff!)

  2. Style those items into 10 different looks

  3. Do it 10 days in a row

  4. Have fun, take a picture each day, and don't take it too seriously

So how's this gonna go down?

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Well, hopefully it'll be pretty simple. I'm going to post a daily snap of my outfit to Instagram, using the items below (holding myself accountable!).

Then I'll follow StyleBee's lead and do a midway post with the outfits and how I'm feeling up until then. And then I'll do a final round-up post after the 10th day where we'll explore such interesting topics as how I feel, if I would do this kind of challenge again, and just how many times DID I have to do laundry? ;-)

Now, technically jackets are supposed to count. But you know what? This is Canada and I will have to wear 2 or 3 of my allotted 6 tops some days just to stay warm so you know what? I"m gonna give myself jackets of whatever form, whenever necessary!

My 10 items

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I've already come clean that I've been shopping WAY too much, so I'll admit up front that like half of these are new-ish to me. Which is ridiculous, I know. But I still think that the spirit of being more creative with each item will help me appreciate items in my closet more and keep me from continuing to over-shop.

As you can see, I chose only 2 bottoms and 2 shoes because for me, true versatility is in layering so I wanted to have a number of items to really play with up top. Plus, Calgary is set to swing in temperature anywhere from the negatives and snow to sunny and warm-ish so I needed to allow for options in those scenarios.

I let my bottoms be the wild card, if you will. You can see that most of my tops are very neutral, so I wanted to challenge myself not to play it tooo safe, which is why I opted for mahogany trousers and white (gasp!) jeans. I know. REBEL.

Will you join the fall 10 x 10?

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No pressure, but I think it's a really fun idea! You could snap photos and follow along on Instagram like I plan to do, or even just challenge yourself to follow along and generate some new ideas for your own wardrobe. If you DO decide to go for it, use #ppfall10 so I can find you and follow along!