I’m so excited for another round of the 10×10 remix!
For anyone unfamiliar, the challenge is essentially this: pick 10 pieces you already own to wear for 10 days. Adjust the rules to your liking, because it’s meant to be a fun exercise! Lee of Style Bee and Caroline of Unfancy are the official hosts, and so many cool people participate using the hashtag #winter10x10friends on Instagram! You can check out my Fall 10×10 here, if you’re curious.
This time around, I wanted to embrace the general color palette I selected for my winter capsule, bringing in navy and some earth tones. I hope it’s a little playful, warm, easy, and elegant.
MY GOALS FOR THIS WINTER 10×10 ARE:
- Test a uniform formula of cropped, voluminous pants + ankle-covering footwear.
I’m hoping I can establish this as one of my go-to, don’t-have-to-think-about-it looks without getting sick of it. I’ve alway been wearing wedgie jeans so much lately that I thought I’d try taking a break from them for the 10 days.
- Create a realistic packing list template.
I always like to look at 10x10s as an exercise in packing light, and this time I’m going to try to even extend that to the accessories I wear throughout the 10 days. I’ll be treating my outerwear as an accessory, and I’m going to see if I can keep it limited to a single coat.
- Work my high neck blouse into some looks.
I just haven’t worn it much lately, so I’m hoping to mix it into some everyday outfits for a change.
HERE ARE MY 10 PIECES:
HIGH NECK BLOUSE – H&M Conscious, made from organic cotton (similar eco-friendly) // I think this is such an interesting top and I always get compliments on it.
CLYDE PANT – Elizabeth Suzann, made in Nashville (other colors, fabric) // Because 2 of my 3 pant options are tight-waisted, I knew I’d want to relief of an elastic waist in the mix. While this pant doesn’t have the same wide-leg silhouette of the others, it’s still voluminous in a way that’s really fun to style.
CHUNKY TURTLENECK – Zady, made responsibly // I’m including this even though it’s not the most travel-friendly item (because of its bulk), just because I not actually traveling, so it seems like a good opportunity to wear it.
LUCIA PANT – Esby Apparel, made in Austin // I love the terra cotta tone of this pant, and keeping warmer neutrals in the mix provides a nice sense of balance.
CHELSEA BOOTS – Loeffler Randall, old (similar made responsibly) // I love these boots with both of my wide legs pants, but I’ve never really tried them with my Clydes. Maybe this is the time…
STRIPED TEE – Everlane, made responsibly // A striped tee always somehow makes its way into my packing lists, and it’s appeared in a lot of my 10x10s. I just think it’s nice to have some classic pattern sometimes.
MAUVE SWEATSHIRT – Everlane, old (similar made responsibly) // This is so soft and comforting, and looks great tucked into a high-waisted pant.
WIDE LEG DENIM PANT – J.Crew, secondhand (similar made responsibly) // I’ve come to really love wearing this pant, and am wondering how I ever found it difficult to wear.
NAVY TEE – Everlane, made responsibly // I haven’t worn this yet this season! I don’t know how, but I’m definitely pulling out this staple tee now.
HIGH TOP SNEAKERS – Converse // Just classic.
Weather: I’m expecting weather ranging from 50°-70,° and of course a too-cold climate at the office I have no control over.
Activities: I’ll have some weekending and some casual work looks.
I don’t have any button-up tops included in my 10×10 pieces, and I’m a little worried that will limit me with versatility. I’m also a little concerned that my pant choices might be too drafty on cooler days, but maybe I’ll layer up with leggings. We’ll see how it goes!