2018 SUMMER 10x10 WRAP UP

Another 10x10 Challenge in the books! For this 10x10 challenge wrap up, I decided to look back at my 2017 Summer 10x10 and see how my style has changed! Last year had way more flow while this year had some more form fitting pieces. I was also very into bold necklaces last year. Now I’m more focused on light layering when it comes to my accessories. 

One of the things I love about this space is that I can look back and see how my style has changed and how trends within my own style come and go. I always try to incorporate pieces that feel true to my style but am aware that it is evolving over time. Something that is very important to me is that I never feel stuck or stagnant in my wardrobe even if I’m striving towards a minimal closet. I think it’s important to note that having a capsule wardrobe or minimal closet doesn’t mean you can’t experiment or evolve your style. It is just a great way to be more conscious about your consumption and discover what you truly love. 

But you don’t have to have a blog to keep track of your style! Snap a selfie in the mirror or keep a closet journal and track your own trends! 

Now that I’m done venturing down outfit memory lane :) I’m going to share a recap of my 2018 summer 10x10 picks, my 10 outfits and what I learned so let’s dive in! 


Summer 10x10 Picks


Overall I loved all of my picks and I was super happy with how the pieces mixed together. I also stuck to a pretty simple color palette and was really glad that I included a print dress. It kept me from getting bored with my black, white, cognac color palette and was super fun to play with! 

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1 | black crop tank | nordstrom | size: small | purchased secondhand | similar ethical version | similar under $25

2 | the friend wayward fit blouse | power of my people | size: x-small | gifted | similar under $75

3 | georgia tee in black linen | elizabeth suzann | size: os | purchased | similar ethical version

4 | langford wide leg pants | madewell | size: 26 | purchased secondhand | similar ethical version | similar ethical version 

5 | black shorts | everlane | size: 2 | purchased | similar ethical version | similar under $50

6 | white linen florence shorts | elizabeth suzann | size: small | also love these

7 | luna dress in blossom | faithfull the brand | size: medium | purchased secondhand | sustainably made in Bali, Indonesia | similar ethical version | also love this one 

8 | triple strap sandal | zuzzi | size: 7 | purchased | sustainably made in LA  

9 | black strap heel sandals | dough | size: 7 | purchased secondhand | similar under $50

10 | esplar leather sneaker extra white | veja | size: 38 | purchased | sustainably made in brazil


Summer 10x10 Outfits


There were definitely some favorites and least favorites in my 10x10. For favorites I loved looks 1, 2,5, & 10. Least favorite, I guess there was only one, was look number 8. I'm just not into such form fitting looks! But overall I think it was a very successful challenge. 


What I Learned


One of my goals for this 10x10 was to play around with my shorts more. I’m not a huge fan of shorts and I wanted to use this challenge as a way to force myself to incorporate them into my wardrobe. By doing this, I realized I’m not a fan of form fitting shorts. I much more prefered my linen white shorts from Elizabeth Suzann than my black canvas pair from Everlane. 

Shorts are unfortunately a necessary component in my wardrobe when it’s 90+ degrees but now I know to look for flowy options instead of form fitting. 

Thank you for following along and if you didn't join in on the summer 10x10 challenge you can always try it out this fall :) 

Cheers!
Allison
 


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