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Ten pieces Ten outfits

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Time to sum up the 10 x 10 challenge, ladies and gentlemen. I picked ten things and made ten outfits with them. And I'm forever glad I didn't include shoes in this challenge, otherwise you'd be looking at totally similar outfits :) I definitely need to keep practising my styling game some more.
Towards the end of the challenge, somewhere around outfit 6 or 7 I was admittedly struggling to come up with looks that would be interesting enough to post. I still had outfit no. 8 (red skirt + red striped top) up my sleeve, but the last two, those were a handful I tell ya. In the end I opted for simple looks.

*There's one more outfit I would have liked to have photographed: denim button down skirt + the playsuit worn as a top.

You've seen all these outfits here before, so I will run through what I've learned by doing this challenge:

1. It's definitely harder to accomplish diversity between the outfits than it looks, especially if you see them all laid out next to each other (like you do here ;) ). 
2. I find that I liked having some colour in there - it did prevent me from feeling like all the outfits looked the same - which is precisely how I would have felt if I was working with only neutral coloured pieces. 
3. I'd recommend choosing a colour palette of no more than 5 colours, at least 2 out of which should be neutrals. 
4. You just have to try it on - is a motto of this challenge. With such limited amount of pieces, you have to try every possible combination - and you'll be surprised, some of them will be the best! 
5. Probably a no-brainer, but pick pieces that can be used in different ways. Dresses that can be worn as skirts and tops, shirts that can be layered over dresses or tops, etc. 
6. Have fun! Push yourself but don't beat yourself up about it if you can only create 8 outfits. This is not an exercise in sadism. It's all about learning something new - about yourself, your style, or the limits of fashion.

Hope you enjoyed this mini challenge and if you've ever done anything similar, I'd love to hear about it. And if you're considering testing yourself with a 10 x 10, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. My favourite outfits from this mini capsule are 1, 2 and 8. What are yours?

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Hi, I'm Kat! A colourful wardrobe advocate and a capsule wardrobe graduate. Need any help finding your personal style and curating your closet? Advice on how to make most of the clothes you have? Or how to pack for an upcoming trip? I'm your girl!


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