Spring 2017 10x10 Challenge | Day 1

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I'm kicking this week off with a challenge put on by Caroline of Un-Fancy and Lee of Style Bee.  

10 pieces | 10 outfits | 10 days

The challenge started today but you can do this challenge anytime.  I will actually be doing it for the next 14 days because we are away from home so I now have no choice, muwahahaha.  Want to join me?  Both Caroline and Lee have great tips and suggestions on their posts on how to get started but here is the basic rundown...

 What's included?  Tops, sweaters, pants, dresses, shoes, and coats 

What's not included?  Hats, bags, accessories, scarves, necklaces, jewelry, base layers (underwear, tights, bodysuits, socks, etc), workout wear, pjs/loungewear

Things to consider?  Weather forecast, work/activities, and wear/washability

When picking out only 10 items, it can be overwhelming.  You want to be able to mix and match as much as possible.  Here are some helpful pointers...

Start with your favorite go-tos.  Whether it's few or many, you'll have a base to start with.  Now carry on with adding or taking away based on weather, lifestyle, and the following:

Go with a neutral color palette.  Think black, white, gray, cognac, and denim.  Add just a pop of flare with a print or color that can still easily be combined with any of your pieces.

Look at the clothing proportions.  Pick shapes and silhouettes that pair well.  


No need to buy anything. No need to throw anything out. No need to overhaul your wardrobe.

Instead, it’s all about embracing the experiment and having fun. Like a lot of fun. This isn’t a serious, rule-based challenge. I mean, sure it has guidelines, but really, it’s less about the success of the challenge, and more about what it teaches us along the way.

So join us in the spirit of lightheartedness. And if you you mess up, or you aren’t able to make 10 outfits, or something just goes plain wrong — how fascinating!
— Caroline Joy Rector

Here on Imperfect Simplicity, I will be posting some of my outfits over the next two weeks.  I will also be posting on what these next 14 days look like in these areas...

Accessories & Jewelry

Loungewear

Activewear

Hair & Makeup

For even more, follow along my Instagram story @janierocek.  Be sure to check out Caroline and Lee's daily posts.  Join the fun on Instagram #spring10x10 #unfancyremix #stylebee10x10.

See you all later this week!