It’s remix time!
I couldn’t be more excited to team up with my blogging bestie, Lee of Style Bee, to host the spring 10×10 remix. Lee is the original creator of the 10×10 challenge, and you’ll definitely want to start following her if you’re not already. Over the next two weeks, Lee and I will share our daily remixed outfits on our blogs. And we’d love nothing more than for you to join us!
Here’s how it works: Pick 10 pieces from your closet and create 10 outfits from them over the next 10 days. Include tops, bottoms, and shoes. Don’t worry about accessories or bags — they can flow in and out freely.
No need to buy anything. No need to throw anything out. No need to overhaul your wardrobe.
Instead, it’s all about embracing the experiment and having fun. Like a lot of fun. This isn’t a serious, rule-based challenge. I mean, sure it has guidelines, but really, it’s less about the success of the challenge, and more about what it teaches us along the way.
So join us in the spirit of lightheartedness. And if you you mess up, or you aren’t able to make 10 outfits, or something just goes plain wrong — how fascinating!
Are you in?! Keep reading to see the 10 pieces I picked and how to plan your remix in 25 minutes flat (so you can start this weekend and join us for the first outfit on Monday!)
MY 10 PIECES
I love how fresh this little capsule feels. In my roster? My raw silk pink tee — the one from this weekend’s Virtual Pop Up sale. A pair of soft boyfriend jeans — the most comfortable pair of jeans I’ve ever owned. And a cropped striped tank — a tried-and-true closet staple since 2015.
All in all, I included:
- 4 tops
- 1 dress
- 1 outer layer
- 2 bottoms
- 2 pairs of shoes
You could use this formula, too, if you’re not quite sure where to start.
Here’s the complete line up:
PLAN + START YOUR REMIX IN 25 MINUTES
Keep it easy and approach it as if you’re packing for a trip.
1 | CHECK THE WEATHER / 2 min
Hop online and look up the 10 day forecast. Jot down any quick notes.
Crazy weather? Jump in anyway! Our weather looks relatively stable this time around, but during my winter remix, we had temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to 80 degrees. Whew, that was challenging. :) But if I can do it, you can do it!
2 | NOTE YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES / 3 min
Next, grab your calendar and make a note of any special activities you have coming up in the next 10 days.
Over the next two weeks, I’ve got two different trips (one to Dallas and one to Las Vegas), and two community dinner events. Yikes! :) This is definitely the busiest I’ve been during a remix, but I have high hopes I can make it all work.
Oh! And, just to be clear, life activities (gym, sleeping, etc) still call for work out wear and PJ/loungewear, so those will still go on in the background like usual.
3 | GATHER THE BASICS / 5 min
Gather two or three foundational pieces you know you’ll include, like skinny jeans or ankle booties.
At this point, it’s helpful to make a temporary space so you can see your 10 pieces as you’re pulling them together. You could use one side of your closet, a garment rack, or even your shower curtain rod.
4 | BUILD AND FINISH / 15 min
Begin to build on your foundation, pulling pieces you love to wear, while considering:
- WEATHER + LIFESTYLE. Go off the notes you made earlier, and be ruthless. You’ll enjoy this challenge so much more if you pick items that work with the weather and your lifestyle.
- COLOR PALETTE. Keep it minimal and neutral so you can easily mix and match. Ask yourself, what colors go with the basics you already pulled? I ended up with an easy color palette of neutrals, plus a pop of peachy pink.
- PROPORTIONS. Pick shapes and silhouettes that work well together, like fitted tops with fuller bottoms or high rise bottoms with crop tops.
Are you joining in? Instagram your 10 pieces over the weekend and tag ’em #spring10x10 so we can all follow along. And you can also use our ongoing hashtags — #unfancyremix and #stylebee10x10.
Your turn! We all have different reasons for doing this — tell me why you’re join this time! Do you have a particular goal in mind? I’d love to hear about it!
See you Monday for the first outfit! :)