Winter 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Could it be? Oh yes it is! Another 10×10 seasonal challenge! I’ve now done a Summer and Fall challenge. After the fall experience I really felt annoyed with the clothes that I had and I didn’t walk away liking my time doing the challenge. I dreaded putting on the same clothes and I went to class not feeling confident. That being said, I had no reason to start a winter 10×10.

This season I’m setting some different ground rules. My weekend starts on Friday so technically that’s the “weekend” for me and therefore no 10×10 on the weekends. Also, it’s only for school/work. I spend so much time in the morning changing my outfit and trying to pick the right one that I’m often late. I’d like to not do that and I believe the 10×10 will help. But once class or work is over, I’m free to change into anything I feel like. I think that will help make me dread the clothes less. Because my week will only be 4 days, I decided to only do an eight day challenge with eight items. Therefore, it’s an 8×8 this season!

I originally got this 10×10 challenge idea from Caroline over at Un-fancy, so if you want to see how the pros do minimalism, check her out.

Today I’m going over:

  • How it works
  • My desired takeaway
  • My ten pieces

How it Works

Following in Caroline’s steps, each day, I’ll post my outfit of the day, share my first impressions, and then give some styling notes. I’ll also let you know how I felt in the outfit and if I changed the minute I was done for the day. For the challenge I get eight items of clothing (tops, pants, dresses, etc.) I still didn’t feel comfortable enough to include shoes but maybe that’s best saved for a Spring 10×10 (or 8×8). And as stated above, weekends are not included in the challenge and Friday is included in the weekend.

Accessories, pajamas, purses, backpacks, and gym clothes don’t count. The goal is to create a new outfit each day using only these items.

My Desired Takeaway

Every time I visit home I always bring back more clothes for my closet at school. Even though I’m extremely conscious of the fact that I have to move out and graduate in May. So what I want to get out of this is a realization of what clothes I love, and which I can do without.

I also want to pick three items to donate or sell on Poshmark. After picking my ten items I’m sure I’ll find articles of clothes that are just sitting in my closet untouched. They deserve a better home!

My Eight Items

Here’s what I came up with:

  • 1 top
  • 3 layering pieces
  • 2 sweaters
  • 2 jeans

Can’t wait to daily blog with you all on this 8×8 challenge! Let me know what you think!

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