Today is the last day of the Summer 10×10 Challenge!
10 items of clothing
remixed for 10 days
to make 10 different outfits
To be perfectly honest, I’m pretty relieved this one is over. I remember having the same feeling last Fall too. It’s Just. So. Hot. We knew that was coming. But the 10 items needed to be washed a lot and the heat kinda zapped my creativity. Like when it’s 100 degrees out, in any season, you wear shorts and a tank top. The end.
But the plus side! That’s what you want to know. The plus side was that my outfits required very little thought in the morning. I put that little bitty wardrobe to WERK. I wasn’t shopping (or browsing) for anything new either. Which I swear opened up my brain for other things. I sewed three new items the last week and a half! Granted, two of those items are a bit of a mess, but I’m going to keep working on them. At least I had the desire to do it.
I also discovered that I don’t mind wearing clogs with shorts. Who knew?
I know it’s nothing groundbreaking, but even though I’ve done at least 6-7 of these 10×10 challenges, there’s always something to take away.
Click here to see the 10 items I chose to work with, and scroll down for the 10 outfits I made:
Around day 8 is when I started wishing I’d included some sandals, and I thought I had hit a wall. I felt so over it. But then on day 9, I came up with one of my favorite looks of the whole thing. I used a shoelace for a belt, and I was pretty darn pleased with myself. So I guess I’m proud that I stuck with it and went outside my comfort zone in small little ways.
I met my goal of not overthinking things, and of course I enjoyed following along in the 10×10 community. If you want to see the way others approach the challenge, you can search the hashtags #fall10x10 / #10x10friends / #stylebee10x01 / #unfancyremix . Good stuff right there.
Which look is your fave?