WINTER 10×10 OUTFIT 6
SOURCES // high neck blouse – H&M Conscious, made from organic cotton (similar eco-friendly) // Clyde pant – Elizabeth Suzann, made in Nashville (other colors, fabric) // coat – H&M, old (similar eco-friendly) // chelsea boots – Loeffler Randall, old (similar made responsibly) // mini purse – Baggu, made in USA // travel tote – Everlane, made responsibly (similar) // beanie – Bridge & Burn, made in USA
I don’t know if I’ve ever worn my Clyde pants with boots before. It seems like such a no-brainer, but in a warm climate, sometimes things like this just escape me. I was a little worried this outfit skewed too formal for my comfort zone with the boots, but a beanie makes it a little more casual. I also broke the red lipstick today, opting for a brown-nude that I had a free sample of. I immediately felt that it washed me out and layered on this Burt’s Bee’s balm over it for a little more pink.
WINTER 10×10 OUTFIT 7
SOURCES // tee – Everlane, made responsibly // wide leg jeans – J.Crew, secondhand (similar made responsibly) // sneakers – Converse // coat – H&M, old (similar eco-friendly) // lip crayon in Napa Vineyard – Burt’s Bees // sunnies – Ray-Ban
I barely wore my coat this day, because it was gorgeous again. This outfit would be great in the summer, too. On paper, I thought this outfit would be too monochromatic (in a weird way), but I actually think it has enough contrast to work, and a red lip never hurts. Hi butt!
WINTER 10×10 OUTFIT 8
SOURCES // sweatshirt – Everlane, old (similar made responsibly) // wide leg jeans – J.Crew, secondhand (similar made responsibly) // chelsea boots – Loeffler Randall, old (similar made responsibly) // mini purse – Baggu, made in USA // rust bandana – Only Child, made in USA (similar made in USA) // lipstick in Like – Glossier
I kept the lipstick more subtle this day because I broke my unspoken rule of keeping one color element per outfit. I really like this purple with this rust, though. I reached for the bandana out of an impulse for variety–I was gonna go for my necklace, but realized I already wore it with this top. It feels like a very organic color combo that might be found in nature. This day was gorgeous and in the 70s, so it was nice to shed the coat for a bit. I even felt like the boots were overkill. One thing I am really appreciating is the look of a skinny ankle peaking out from under wide leg pants. There’s something so funny and playful about it.
WINTER 10×10 OUTFIT 9
Does anyone know how to do a proper turtleneck bob? I swear, whenever I try it, my hair pops out in the front like this within 30 seconds. I even tried using a ponytail holder, but just ended up weighing it all down in the back. Anyway, I have serious Hayley Nahman-envy. This look is one of my chunkier, and I don’t like it as much as Outfit 2, probably because there’s no definition around the waist. While these pants normally help me look a little taller, covering up the waist has the opposite effect. It’s definitely statement-making, but I like that the Chucks are still low-key. I wish I had thrown on some lipstick!
WINTER 10×10 OUTFIT 10
SOURCES // tee – Everlane, made responsibly // wide leg jeans – J.Crew, secondhand (similar made responsibly) //boots – Loeffler Randall, old (similar made responsibly) // mini purse – Baggu, made in USA // lipstick in Dare You (applied very lightly) – Mac // beanie – Bridge & Burn, made in USA
I’m closing out this challenge with an outfit I’m really comfortable in, and one I’ve probably worn before. I did finally “cheat” by grabbing a cardigan this day–it wasn’t quite cold enough for the coat I’d selected as my accessory, but I wanted a little layer. I’m definitely over these pants for a while. In fact, I wonder if I do really need another pair of wide leg pants in the mix, which was a”gap” I’d identified when I did my Entire Wardrobe assessment. It’s something I’ll be sitting on for a while, and I feel like this pant silhouette may just not be ideal for winter. In the meantime, I’m happy to get back to normal jeans!