The summer 10×10 is officially winding down! I’ve had so much fun hosting this challenge with my lovely friend Lee of Style Bee and we’ve got today and tomorrow left, so let’s enjoy ’em.
Ready for outfit 9? Here goes:
Well, hello yesterday’s dress! I’m using that same little hack I used on Day 3 — adding a button-down on top of a dress to give it the appearance of a skirt + top. Cool. :)
This top is from 2014, this dress is from 2014 (or 13?) and I just love seeing these pieces last — hopefully this is just the beginning for them. I chatted yesterday about how happy I am to see this dress hold up, but I’m also thrilled to see this top making a come back.
See, I was cooling on it for a while. For about a year, it didn’t get much wear.
I decided to keep it anyway — despite the common advice that you should get rid of clothes you haven’t worn in a year. But there’s really no one-size-fits-all advice when it comes to letting go of a piece of clothing — it really just comes down to listening to your gut.
I figured with it being such a classic cut, I’d be glad to have it again one day. And now I am. :)
Funnily enough, I’ve only worn it knotted on top of dresses during this challenge. (Except that time I wore it as a wrap on Day 6. Almost forgot about that one!) But I could have styled it a few other ways for the 10×10: tucked in with my mom jeans, untucked and buttoned all the way up with shorts, or tied in a knot with either shorts or mom jeans.
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. Works particularly well when you’re traveling light.
SIDE BRAID | It doesn’t have to be Pinterest-worthy. <– This is something I’ve had to remind myself as I scroll through all those beautiful, thick braids on Pinterest. Should probably adopt it as a life mantra too. :) I’m sure I could master one of those braids with practice (and a clip-in hair extension, ahem), but I haven’t so that’s on me. Oh well, I’m enjoying improving my plain braid skills anyway. Want to see my plain braid tutorial? It’s right here, along with four other easy summer hairstyles.
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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!
Don’t forget to share your outfits on Instagram with the #summer10x10 tag. And if you want a real life look at our outfits, we’ll be sharing more in our IG Stories later today. (I’m @caroline_joy + Lee is @leevosburgh)
See you tomorrow for our last outfit!
Photo Credit: Katie Jameson
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