Happy Monday and happy 10×10! :)
In case you missed Friday’s post, here’s what’s going on. For the next two weeks, I’m teaming up with my best blogging pal Lee of Style Bee, and we’re hosting a remix challenge: 10 pieces of clothing, 10 outfits, 10 days.
Each weekday, I’ll post my outfit of the day, share my first impressions, and then give some styling notes. Ready? Let’s jump right in!
I’m starting off on a bold note here, what with the bright color and bit of skin showing. But my goal for this challenge was to try this vintage + romantic style I’ve been drawn to, but haven’t been brave enough to fully embrace yet. So, here’s to leaving those style comfort zones behind! For the next 10 days, at least. :)
I can wear this tunic so many ways — untucked and long with skinny jeans, tucked into shorts, or even as a swimsuit cover up — but today I decided to turn it into a crop top by knotting it in the back. I love it. The billowy sleeves and cropped silhouette create the coolest contrast.
Since I’ll be working on my computer + sitting for a while today, I may end up switching the knot from the back to the front, so it doesn’t bother me. We’ll see. I’ll share how it goes later today in my Instagram Stories.
While it’s super hot today (high of 97 degrees), this outfit works because I’m mostly going to be inside where the AC blows strong. As far as my agenda goes, it’s a typical day for me — gym time in the morning, working from home or a coffee shop, errands, and maybe a dinner date with my hubs — so this outfit should carry me through everything after the gym.
SHOWING SKIN? BALANCE IT OUT WITH LOOSE LAYERS | To me, it’s all about balance. Yep, there’s a belly button there, but the rest is covered up with loose clothes, creating an outfit that feels both carefree and appropriate.
GET MORE VERSATILITY OUT OF A LONG TOP BY KNOTTING IT | This coral top is actually a long tunic, but I tied the extra length up in a knot in the back — et voila, a crop top!
PERK UP AN OUTFIT WITH A STATEMENT COLOR | You know me — I’m usually all about the neutrals, but I’m stepping out of that comfort zone and saying yes to this bright terra cotta color! Summer just makes me want to embrace all the colors.
TRY THE HIGH WAIST + CROP TOP PROPORTION | This is my favorite proportion to wear, and while I usually don’t show skin, I decided to take it a step further this time and actually show a bit of skin. You can rock the proportion however you like — showing skin or not.
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And there you have it!
Make sure to hop on over to Lee’s blog to see her outfit today, too!
Are you taking part in the remix? Here’s your assignment for today: Snap a photo of your first outfit and post it on IG with the tag #summer10x10 so we can all follow along.
See you tomorrow for outfit two!
Photo Credit: Katie Jameson
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