WOOHOO! It’s time to get into the outfits for the winter remix!
In case you missed yesterday’s post, here’s what’s going on. For the next two weeks, I’m partnering up with Lee of Style Bee, and we’re hosting a remix challenge: 10 pieces of clothing, 10 outfits, 10 days.
Excited doesn’t even begin to cover it! I am 100% PUMPED about this remix.
For me, it’s almost less about the challenge and more about the community around the challenge. Seeing so much activity on the hashtag, seeing the outfits you’re creating, chatting back and forth real quick on IG — it’s a blast. Keep sharing. We truly love experiencing this with you guys.
Now let’s get down to the outfit.
This is an outfit I can live in. No accessories, no tucks, no high maintenance styling. Just a swingy blouse (in a great color) and some jeans. Easy and done.
Today, the weather is going to bump up to 77 degrees — Texas didn’t get the memo that it’s winter this week — so I’m keeping things as breezy as possible in this lightweight blouse with the sleeves rolled up.
Most of today, I’ll be at home working. Then later tonight, we’re headed to a little town event for “Young Professionals” so that should be fun. Luckily, this outfit works for both.
ITEM #1: BLOUSE
Since we’re working in tens here (10 pieces, 10 days, etc.), I want to focus on one of my 10 pieces each day. First up, this blouse.
This top was an accidental find. I got it a few months ago, when I was looking to add this color color to my wardrobe. And honestly, it took me a while to get used to seeing myself in this color, which is why you haven’t seen it on the blog until now. Now I adore this shade, but this neutral gal had to get used to it first.
To me, it’s got a lot going on — box pleats in the front, buttons on the back, pleated cuffs, and that bold color. It’s not something I would typically characterize as “my style”.
But, I think it’s good to have a piece or two that are outside of my typical style comfort zone.
It’s turned out to be an excellent “statement” blouse in my wardrobe. It’s something I can throw on when my usual uniform of tees and sweaters isn’t quite dressy enough.
Even though it’s dressy, it’s not delicate (yep, it’s machine washable). It also doesn’t wrinkle. At all. Which explains why I can wear it around the house all day and still look fresh enough to go out in it at night.
I’m wearing a size 6. Sadly, it’s all sold out in this partiular color, but it is available in white, black, blush, and soft yellow. Links are at the bottom of the post, if you’re interested.
ROLLED SLEEVES | I rolled the sleeves because it’s warm today — and because the pleated cuffs are a little fancier than I want to go during the day. I may roll them down for tonight’s event.
MIRRORED COLORS | Since I have this beautiful cognac/spice color going on up top, I decided to mirror it with my ankle booties too. I like the “bookend” effect it gives the outfit. And, to me, it makes the denim blue really stand out.
CONTRAST | Even though I’ve got mirrored colors going on with my shoes + blouse, I wanted to throw in another color element and add a bit of contrast with my bag. I love how the dark brown brings gravity to the cognac and denim blue color palette.
ACCESSORY FREE | This blouse has enough interest + color going on for me, so I kept things simple and accessory-free.
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And there you have it — oufit number one!
Are you taking part in the remix? Here’s your assignment for today: Snap a selfie of your first outfit and post it on IG with the tag #winter10x10 so we can all follow along. And if you’re blogging your remix challenge, comment below with a link to your blog — I’d love to see it!
Later today, I’ll be sharing real life in this outfit on my IG Stories, so feel free to follow along. I’m @caroline_joy on Instagram. Lee will be doing the same in her IG Stories (she’s @leevosburgh), and don’t forget to check out her first outfit post today, too!
See you tomorrow for outfit number two!
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