Most Important Lesson from the Spring 10x10 Challenge
I think the most important thing I learned from the 10x10 challenge is that atypical color combinations can be almost magical in their power. They can transform a color that isn't exciting on its own just by pairing it with another vibrant color. The same is true with mixed patterns and prints.
They, too, can take an ordinary outfit and make it extraordinary.
Right now, I have a limited budget for re-making my wardrobe. I have to use the spring capsule wardrobe I have.
But my strength in overcoming my wardrobe's limitations is in splashy, vibrant, atypical color combinations and mixed patterns and prints.
See you next time!
Several weeks ago, my spring 10x10 challenge was officially over, but I decided to take the final week of April to re-do some of the outfit fails, to see if I could get them that much closer to perfect. There were two outfits, with olive as the main color, that just weren't quite right and today, we'll see if the redux managed to save one of them...
Spring 10x10 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: The Olive Redux
As a gamine, I look best when I am wearing a fitted base.
On top of that base, there can be a little flow, especially in the service of creating a combination of opposites, which is quintessentially gamine. But you have to be careful not to drown in too much fabric or be overwhelmed by too much flow.
In my first attempt at creating my daily uniform with my rust-colored duster, an olive top and olive leggings, I think I overdid the flowy look and feel of it. So, I tried a second attempt, hoping to create straighter lines, more gamine elements and less flow.
Did it work?
Well, I definitely like the second look better. And not just because I'm not wearing my slippers. ;)
I still think this particular combination may not work as well as I'd like. Still possibly a little too much fabric.
But I feel better in it. What do you think?
I may keep wearing it, from time to time, because I love the vibrant color combinations and other gamine elements. But it is not perfect, not by a long shot.
See you next time!
Though I officially ended my spring 10x10 capsule wardrobe challenge, for Ultimate Blog Challenge purposes, in last weekend's post, there was actually most of this week left in the month. So I decided to dedicate this last week to a major mulligan - trying to fix some of the outfits that hadn't quite worked, to see if I could make them better.
I also finalized my plans for this month's blog posts, and will share a little about what I have in mind for us.
My mission is to help you discover, embrace and celebrate your own beauty and style.
Thanks for dropping by! I'll see you soon.
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