If you aren’t familiar with a 10X10 Challenge, basically, you chose 10 pieces, including shoes, from your current closet and then you wear them and only those pieces for 10 days! It’s essentially a “mini capsule wardrobe” so you aren’t committing to a complete capsule wardrobe but get a taste of it! I love that I don’t have to part with anything for these challenges, if I want to break the rules and reach for something, I’ve learned that’s totally okay!

With this being my third 10X10 Challenge, I already had an idea of planning and the flow of the challenge. The first challenge I did, I stuck with neutrals and safe bets. The second challenge I decided to spice it up and grab for pieces I didn’t wear often or that would be more flashy. This time around, I knew I wanted to go with a few basic one pieces and make them work for multiple days. I had some practice with this recently when I made a trip to Texas. I packed two dresses and two jumpsuits. I forced myself to make those four pieces work for 7 days by changing out accessories and hair styles. Somehow, I managed!

This challenge was tough mainly because of the warmer than usual weather. It has been so hotttttt in San Diego and I really struggled with what to include. It was also incredibly humid which is very rare for SD. It made me really think about where I was going to be and what activities I’d be doing in those places… No one wants to be the sweaty mess among their friends.

Lately, I haven’t been vibe-ing with any of my shorts so decided not to include any in this summer 10X10 Challenge but had to add one pair because of the weather. I made the choice to stick with dresses and jumpsuits but gave myself a few “mix n match” pieces so as not to have to be so repetitive. I must say… I’ve typically obsessed and loved these challenges but this one was so hard to complete which I think was mostly due to the weather. I really lost motivation around day 7 but pushed through!

Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion
Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion

10X10 CHALLENGE OUTFIT DETAILS

My 10 Pieces for the challenge

 White Jumpsuit, White Linen Mini Dress, Block Print Midi Dress, White slip tank, White Button front dress, Black Denim, White Mexican Dress, Green Pull On Shorts, Tan Sandals, Blue Sandals

DAY 1 – I kept it simple on day one with my new favorite white romper and my tan sandals.

DAY 2 – Fell on a Saturday, we grabbed brunch with my mom before dropping her off at the airport! I wore my white button front dress and it was perfect for the heat! I paired it with my blue slides since I hadn’t worn them in a while!

DAY 3 -Fell on a Sunday and we decided to stay lazy and stay home… I met up with a friend for coffee and wore this white silk top and these black jeans!

DAY 4 – Monday was a beach day so I did wear my white linen dress, paired with my tan sandals to keep it simple!

DAY 5 -I had a shoot with Hatched Collective, to show off their brand new Creative MarketPlace! I wore my new block print Doen dress and tan sandals! I also picked up this round beach tote from the marketplace and can’t get enough of it lately!

DAY 6 -Repeated the white Ozma jumpsuit to grab some groceries in and sported my blue slides but because it was crazy hot, I promptly changed into athletic clothes when I got home!

DAY 7 -Linen white mini dress and tan sandals for the win! I met up with a friend for a working coffee date and some air conditioning… If I recall correctly, this was the hottest day of the whole challenge and I was very thankful I included a spaghetti strap linen mini dress that breathes with the slightest breeze!

DAY 8 -Friday means a beach day so the linen mini dress and tan sandals were on serious repeat! Again (3rd times a charm right!)

DAY 9 – I had a grand opening event so wore the white Jumpsuit with blue slides so I was sure to stay cool and casual but still felt dressy enough for the event.

DAY 10 – The last day! I wore these shorts with this white top and my tan sandals for a few errands!

I didn’t end up wearing my black jumpsuit or my white mexican dress for the challenge because it was so hot that I had to repeat the white linen mini dress 3 times in a row where as in previous challenges, I would have made sure I wore all 10 pieces! Maybe next time I’ll do an 8X10 challenge!

Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion
Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion
Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion
Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion
Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion
Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion

That completes the summer 10×10 challenge! Like I said, I think the heat and humidity during the challenge threw me off my game. I try hard to only change once but because I was worried about sweating too much, I ended up changing into work out clothes or pajamas almost every day before cooking dinner. If I do another summer 10×10, I think I’ll pick up a few pairs of shorts that I really love before starting the challenge!  =)

-Brandi

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