Hi! How’s your week going?
Can you believe we’re already almost half way through this summer 10×10 remix? My girl Lee of Style Bee and I are having the BEST time hosting it.
What’s your favorite part so far? Hands down, mine is the kind, positive, inclusive community — just take a look at the #summer10x10 posts on Instagram! I have to give you guys a big ol’ thank you — thanks for making this a safe and fun space to try new things and get excited about style. :)
(And hey, want to join in? We’re all working on our own timetable here, so it’s not too late — here’s my quick start guide.)
I think my workout wear has given me the confidence to wear crop tops freely. My favorite workout top is the Athena crop from Outdoor Voices — it’s basically the athletic version of the white tank I’m wearing today, so I feel at home in it.
With the super soft tank and worn-in shorts, this outfit is all about comfort and ease. It’s perfect for working from home and doing things around the house, which is what I’ll be doing pretty much all day today. However, if I need to run out for a minute, I can grab a bag and I’m ready to go.
Later tonight we have a community event, so I think I’m going to swap out this casual outfit for one of the dresses in my 10×10.
And on that note, don’t forget, this whole 10×10 thing doesn’t need to be rigid — you can always make swaps or take a day off or whatever you need to make it a fun experience. There’s no such thing as cheating. :)
COUNTERBALANCE | This outfit has three elements that could make for an over the top outfit: A tight tank, shorts, and peek of the midriff. But! It’s all about the counterbalance. To bring this outfit down a notch, I made three styling moves in the name of counterbalancing: I unrolled my shorts to add extra length. I picked a top with a high neckline. And I kept hair simple and makeup to a minimum. The neutral color palette and basic pieces help bring the outfit down another notch.
DOUBLE WRAP A BANDANA | We’re all familiar with the bandana by now, but try wrapping it around your neck twice instead of just once for a different look. Other bandana ideas: tie it onto your suitcase for easy identification, wear it around your wrist as a bracelet, tie it onto your purse for a little color, or wear it in your hair (I have a hair + bandana tutorial for that right here).
ADD INTEREST TO YOUR BASICS WITH A ROUND BAG | Like I mentioned before, super basic outfit here — denim shorts and a plain white tank, meh. But the round bag gives it a playful focal point and a jolt of contrasting color.
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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 + stories on Instagram with the #summer10x10 tag. And if you want a real life look at this outfit, we’ll be sharing that in our IG Stories later today. (I’m @caroline_joy + Lee is @leevosburgh)
See you tomorrow for outfit five — half way there!
Photo Credit: Katie Jameson
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