It’s day 3 of the 10×10 challenge!
In case you missed it, for the next two weeks, I’m teaming up with my blogging pal Lee of Style Bee, and we’re hosting a remix challenge: 10 pieces of clothing, 10 outfits, 10 days. Want to join in? It’s not too late — here’s my quick start guide.
Well it might look like a skirt, but it’s actually the same dress I was wearing yesterday — I just added a button-down on top to give it the appearance of a skirt + top.
I can’t help it — I love little clothing hacks like this. I’m always fascinated with how far I can push my clothes to perform outside of their usual job. I’ve been known to wear a dress as a top (like here in 2014 or here) or a dress as a skirt (like here in 2014 or today).
It’s nothing groundbreaking, but those little hacks work particularly well when I’m traveling and I don’t have much suitcase space.
Speaking of, I’m currently on the lookout for a good travel backpack that’s smaller than a carry-on suitcase — but that can still hold a 4-5 days worth of clothes. Got any recommendations? :)
Back to today, it’s another hot one — no surprise there — with a high of 98 degrees. Whew! I’ll be out and about most of today for a meeting, a chiropractor appointment, and a few other stops. So this outfit should keep me cool while I’m in and out of the heat today. And if I get a little too toasty, I can always lose the shirt and simply wear the dress as-is.
WEAR A DRESS AS A SKIRT | Clothing hacks for the win! Simply pop a button-down on top of a dress, leave the last few buttons undone to create tails, and tie them up in a knot.
GO FOR AN EFFORTLESS VIBE WITH AIR DRIED HAIR | While this may seem like a typical Unfancy outfit, I stepped outside of my comfort zone with my hair. Usually, I fix my hair with a curling wand to create loose waves — creating a “styled” or “done” look. But this time, I tried a more undone look. I simply put a little curl cream in my hair and let it air dry. It’s the smallest thing, I know, but it’s a step in a new direction for me and I think it gives this outfit a different vibe. Feels good.
TESTING OUT A NEW STYLE? TRY IT IN VARYING DEGREES | Sometimes when I try a new style, I feel the need to take it to the max or else it doesn’t count. :) Take Monday’s outfit, for example — it was super romantic and boho. Today’s outfit still registers on that romantic style scale, but it’s on the classic + low-key end of the scale. Testing out varying degrees of this romantic style (as opposed to taking it to the max every time) helps me hone in on the version that’s right for me.
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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!
Keep sharing your outfits on Instagram with the #summer10x10 tag — we’re having a blast keeping up with you guys! And if you want a real life look at this outfit, we’ll be sharing more in our IG Stories later today. (I’m @caroline_joy + Lee is @leevosburgh)
See you tomorrow for outfit 4!
Photo Credit: Katie Jameson
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