I’m squeezing out the last drops of summer before welcoming cooler temps, changing leaves and chunky sweaters. Before all that- I wanted to share my VERY belated Summer 10×10 recap. For anyone new here (WELCOME!!!), 10×10 challenges involve choosing 10 garments (excluding workout attire/jackets/outerwear), styling them together 10 different ways over a period of 10 days, and sharing them with the 10×10 community on Instagram. The seasonal challenge began several years ago with style bloggers Style Bee and http://www.un-fancy.com and it’s something I look forward to year round! The experience fosters creativity with my wardrobe and helps refine my capsule style. I don’t restrict my closet to a certain number of items, but instead I ensure every single piece in my closet is utilized throughout the year. Since I LOVE to occasionally thrift, I practice a ‘one in, one out’ rule to keep my closet tidy. 80% of items this round were thrifted! Excluding my Nisolo shoes (my splurge items), the total cost of all other items is around $50. I prefer fall and winter layering, …
Today I’m talking the ultra chic and most classic fall and winter layer of all-the mock neck. I don’t know what it is about this simple staple, but whenever I wear a mock neck sweater or top I feel completely pulled together.
The average individual owns roughly 19 pairs of shoes with men averaging 12 pairs and 27 for women! How does your collection stack up? I just counted 13 pairs in my own closet, and that’s after donating and selling A LOT this past year.
What I’ve gained even more so than the styling tips and ideas is a COMMUNITY of women that stand for transparency in the fashion industry, which translates into better working conditions and fair pay for employees around the globe AND environmentally friendly production standards.
It’s time for the final five of the Summer10x10: that’s 10 pieces, 10 days and 10 different summer combos! I started out the challenge completely uninspired by my limited summer attire, but just a few days into WEEK ONE had me full of ideas!
I’m in the midst of another wardrobe challenge-this time a Summer10x10 hosted by Lee of Style Bee and Caroline of Un-Fancy, and I’m mixing the old with a teensy bit of new!
If you’re new to capsuling or in the midst of a closet fast, here are five tips to help you shop your own closet instead of buying new:
With spring quickly approaching, I’m almost mourning the fact I’ll be stashing away part of my winter capsule wardrobe until next year.
I’m not entirely certain that current conditions in Nashville can be classified as ‘winter.’ A few snow flurries leading to climbing temperatures in the low 70’s leaves faint hope of a winter wonderland anytime soon. I’m not entirely sad about it. We’ve reached midpoint of the Winter 10×10 challenge hosted by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee and Caroline of Unfancy, two minimalist minded fashion bloggers I recently discovered and now absolutely adore. For 10 days, I’m curating 10 different ensembles with 10 articles of clothing, (including shoes and one coat) to inspire responsible fashion consumption and reloving your current threads. I have looooved every single second of the experience, from selecting my 10 items to coordinating looks I would never have previously imaged! The best part-80% of my items were either thrifted or purchased at recycled fashion shops around Nashville. My 10 days exclude the weekend; naturally all of my ensembles are Monday-Friday office inspired. My 10 include: Cognac Lucky Brand booties (recycled fashion) Leopard print/black flats (recycled fashion) Marc by Marc Jacobs trench (thrifted) Everlane oversized wool sweater (recycled fashion) Madewell silk white blouse (recycled fashion) Black/White …
Thrifting has always been a guilty pleasure, but lately it’s become more of a passion with a purpose. Shopping retail budget fashion stores for the latest trends may provide a few extra dollars in your bank account, but it’s ultimately harming the environment and potentially those laboring to produce the goods.