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Fall 10x10

Here are my 10 picks and why I decided to join in. 

Why I’ve decided to join in

I’ve been embracing the more is better tagline for around a year now, and I’ve seen my wardrobe change and grow towards something much better. Right now I’m in that painful growing phase where I’m not sure how to cull and add to the wardrobe to make it the perfect “capsule”. 

Note: I use the term "capsule" loosely because I’ve seen many bloggers create the perfect capsule and then become disillusioned with the idea and adopt a looser, more adaptable version of the same.
I just don’t think I have the time and energy to go through that process, so I’m trying to go the opposite route and ease myself into a happy medium.

2 Tops:
1. Pima Modal Tank - Grana (available here, to get 10 % off your first order use this link )
2. Silk Camisole - Kanso (similar here)

3 Bottoms:
1. Silk Culottes - Grana 
2. Distressed denim - Zara (similar here)
3. Ponte leggings with elasticated panels - Topshop ( available here)

2 Dresses:
1. Midi tank dress - Zara (similar here and here
2. Silk Long Sleeve Tailored Dress - Grana (no longer available, similar here

1 Jacket:
1. Worsted Wool Bomber - Grana (similar here and here)

Challenge Objectives

1. Cull Closet Fillers: The very act of choosing my 10x10 pieces has been eye opening. Pieces I thought were extremely versatile just didn’t work with many others, either due to silhouette, length, or style.  As I go through this process I think I’ll have a better idea of the kinds of items I want to keep and force into rotation, and the kinds I need to let go of.

2. Personal Style Refinement:
I’m in my early twenties, and as anyone in their early twenties will say, it’s a time of discovery. I’ve gone through so many phases, from dainty, to tomboy, to boho and everything in between, as can clearly be seen by the contents of my closet. Though I love and wear many pieces from these “style eras”, I’ve realized that to create a cohesive wardrobe I need some clarity in the direction in which I want to take it.

3.Identify Gaps:
I'm very well aware of the fact that there are some serious voids in my closet, more acutely so when I’m in a rush to get ready and the outfit just DOES NOT work. Without the flexibility of being able to change my clothes, my accessories are going to take focus, and I consider this a very weak area for my closet, so hopefully I identify what exactly I need. This is the primary reason I’ve chosen a more flexible 10x10, so I can rotate shoes to see which ones get more use, and what shoes I need to add to my wardrobe.

4.Identify Style Heroes:
These are pieces that are the most versatile, and really hold together my outfits. They are the kinds of pieces I should be investing in, and I think knowing what look these pieces fall under will further help me hone in on my personal style. 

5.Reinvest and Upgrade:
This will include pieces I love, but feel could be of better quality, and pieces I own and would like more of in rotation. For example, if I find a basic t shirt is something I wear every other day, having two means that I have less laundry, and I won’t have to go searching for something similar when one gives into wear and tear. I read a piece on whowhatwear about a woman who buys everything she likes in multiples, sometimes different colors, but always more than one so shell never be without them. Of course, I won’t be that extreme, but I hope to identify some steady basics I’m prepared to stock up on.
As far as the upgrades go, there are already a couple of pieces in my wardrobe that I love (often fast fashion pieces I bought long ago), but would like better/slightly different versions of, and I’m hoping this challenge will help me needle out any others.

I’m so excited to be on this journey, and to meet some new 10x10 friends. I’m ready to be inspired, impressed, and to learn! This is going to be a fun 10 days!
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