Fall 2016 10x10 Challenge - Outfits 9 & 10

Last two outfits! These challenges are really so much fun to do. It is such a great way to stretch your imagination and see just how hard your clothes can work for you. I feel like these last two outfits are opposites of each other. One is more basic but with some color overlap and the other is oversized and more dressy. 

Look number 9 is nothing out of the ordinary and definitely not breaking any style boundaries. However, the olive cardigan over the olive shirt is definitely a ton of color play that I don't normally do - in most of the photos the shirt comes off pretty dark but I promise it's olive :). This outfit really followed my causal formal of skinnies + shirt + cardigan but again the overlap in colors and hat make it more playful and fun instead of completely dull. 

This is definitely an outfit that is true to my style. Some of the looks in this challenge crossed into some unknown territories but I'll get into that more in my recap post :)

Outfit number 10! The last one! And I don't know how I feel about it :) I love the different components, Oversized coat, form fitting midi dress & ankle boots. I think the color combination is just off for me. I love a good mix of black and brown but with this look I didn't love it. I also think the black coat on black dress hides the elements of the outfit. You can't see the more form fitting dress in contrast with the oversized black coat. If the dress was an olive or light grade shade I think it would have been much nicer and paired with black boots. 

I do love how the statement necklace draws your eyes upwards and gives you a focal point. I also really like the peppered Primecut clutch paired with the look to give it an element of texture. 

After this challenge I may try to work with it again by first changing the shoe option and see if I like a black boot more.

My Sizing for Reference
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 130lbs.
Bra Size: 34C
Waist: 27”
Hips: 39”
Shoe Size: 7

Madewell Graduate Cardigan - Size: Small (I think I could have gotten away with an x-small)
Zara Olive Blouse - Size: Small (s/o similar here)
Joe's Highwaist Jeans - Size: 27
Everlane Modern Loafers - Size: 7.5 (size up 1/2 a size)
Madewell Jersey Dress - Size: x-small
Only Child Madelyn Coat - Size: OS
Madewell Frankie Chelsea Boots - Size: 7

Cheers!
Allison