Spring 10x10 style challenge recap.

Apr 11, 2018

I'm a bit late with my Spring 10x10 recap, but I'm not gonna beat myself up about that, because the Buddha wouldn't want me to, right?

Anyhow, getting right to business: this 10x10 might have been my third one (read more about my previous experiences here and here), but I can tell you it did not go like a charm! First things first though let's have a look at the items I picked and the looks I created.

A quick note before we dive right into the analysis: you might notice that I made only 8 different looks instead of 10. That's because I spent day 5, 6 & 8 wearing the same look, i.e. my hoodie and jogpants. That is, I spent the evening at home dressed like this and wore my work uniform during the day. Including loungewear in my 10 items allowed me to actually carry out the challenge in 10 days in a row, which was fun, but also made it a bit more difficult.

What were the difficulties?

1. Laundry: I only included 2 T-shirts, because I'm used to also counting in jackets and shoes and I needed enough options to layer due to unpredictable weather conditions (hence the cardigan and sweater). I agreed with myself that I could instead wear other basic T-shirts on days that I wore my sweater, since they wouldn't be visible anyway and thus could count as underwear. This did still resorted into once having to wear a T-shirt that I normally would have tossed into the laundry and once having to wear one that was still a bit damp from wasing. But hey, I coped!

2. Wearing jogging pant outside of the house just feels too weird. I thought I could do it, but I really don't. Which resulted into me wearing my jeans like a gazillion times (okay, okay, 6 times, but still!).

3. The items I picked were to similar, so that I kind of felt like I was wearing the same outfit over and over again. Now don't get me wrong, I like to do my share of outfit repeating, 10 days in a row just became a bit boring. So remember for next time: maybe pick one long jacket and one short one, two tops that are a totally different colour or texture, one pair of heels and one pair of flat shoes etc.

What were the fun parts?

1. I loved wearing my brogues! I normally almost never go for this pair of patent shoes, and as it turns out there is really no reason for that. I am absolutely resolved to wear them more often.

2. I'm really remembering the hoodie/blazer combo. I already saw it tons of times on Pinterest but actually never tried it out myself before. Now I'm convinced: It's a winner!

So that was that. Yet again, lessons learned and new outfit formulas created. Maybe third time's a charm after all?