Summer 10x10: Outfit 10!

Outfit 10 in the app. I can't wait to add all my other items back into my Cladwell closet! But I will miss my "100% worn" stat that I've achieved during this challenge, but it's a great motivator to wear all of my clothes in my closet. 
Black tee (Madewell, old. Similar here.)

Black tee (Madewell, old. Similar here.)

Sandals (Target)

Sandals (Target)

Patterned shorts (Madewell, old. Similar here and here.)

Patterned shorts (Madewell, old. Similar here and here.)

Jean jacket (Levi's, old. Similar here.)

Jean jacket (Levi's, old. Similar here.)

I feel so grateful to have been able to join Caroline and Lee for my first 10x10 challenge! Can you believe the summer 10x10 is coming to a close?? 10 items really can make 10 different outfits for 10 separate days.

I'm heading out of this 10x10 challenge feeling pretty accomplished! If the goal of the challenge is to help me be more satisfied with the clothing I already own, then I'd say it has definitely been achieved. I'm feeling ready to be creative with the clothes I already have in my closet - especially after seeing everyone's #summer10x10 posts on Instagram. What an encouraging bunch of ladies! 

On Monday I’ll be sharing a recap post including my favorite outfits, least favorite outfits, overall thoughts about the challenge, and how I'm feeling heading back to my whole closet. Before I forget, let's talk about Outfit 10:

Today is a rainy day in Downtown Cincinnati, so it worked out that my final outfit fit the weather (AKA, flat sandals instead of my block heels, no white pants). On a sunny day, I'd definitely shed the jean jacket, but today's gloominess makes me want all the layers I can handle. This outfit felt like an easy go-to after testing a similar one last Wednesday. It's so comfy! 

What are you opting for on this fine last day of the 10x10 challenge? I can't wait to see your posts on Instagram! Don't forget to tag your photos with #summer10x10#cladwell10x10#unfancyremix, and #stylebee10x10. And be sure to watch Caroline and Lee's Instagram Stories throughout the day as they share their final outfits!


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Summer 10x10: Outfit 9—How To Make Your Sundress Office Friendly

Summer 10x10: Outfit 9—How To Make Your Sundress Office Friendly

Jenn uses ten items to create ten unique outfits what is a Summer 10x10. Check out the blog to see how she styled her summery, striped sundress to make it office friendly. #Summer10x10


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Summer 10x10: Outfit 8

Moped mirror = my kind of vanity mirror. 

Moped mirror = my kind of vanity mirror. 

What's a summer day without some curly frizz?

What's a summer day without some curly frizz?

Outfit 8 in the app!
Grey tee (Madewell)

Grey tee (Madewell)

High waisted jeans (Levi's)

High waisted jeans (Levi's)

Sandals (Target)

Sandals (Target)

Outfit 8 of the Summer 10x10 already!?!?! Let's break it down: tie-front grey tee, high waisted jeans, and sandals. This outfit is jeans-and-t-shirt heaven! Let this be your free pass to wear the same shirt two days in a row ("SAY WHAAAAT?!). I wore this top just yesterday for Outfit 7, but today I tucked it into my jeans rather than using the tie-front for a slightly new look. I only have ten pieces to work with here, so let's all take a deep breath and admit that it's not weird or gross to item-repeat; if you love wearing an item, rock it as often as you'd like! (But also, make sure it's clean, please—for the sake of others.)

At the start of this summer challenge, I was a little worried about adding these (pretty heavy-weight) jeans, but they've been the perfect piece that I keep gravitating towards. Don't get me wrong, I love summer dresses and skirts! But jeans tend to be my go-to when being in the office all day. 

What have your go-to items been during this 10x10 challenge?? We love checking out everyone's progress with the hashtags #summer10x10, #cladwell10x10, #unfancyremix, and #stylebee10x10. Keep up the great work, ladies!

I can't believe there are only two more outfits left! Be sure to check back in tomorrow to see Outfit 9 (hint hint: it's my favorite of the challenge). And don't forget to see what Caroline and Lee have styled today!


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Summer 10x10: Outfit 7

 Outfit 7 in the app!
Grey tee (Madewell)

Grey tee (Madewell)

White wide-leg cropped jeans (AG Jeans)

White wide-leg cropped jeans (AG Jeans)

Block heels (Madewell)

Block heels (Madewell)

We're officially 2/3 of the way done with the Summer 10x10! Woo hoo! I'm not going to lie, I cannot wait to wear the rest of the clothes in my closet (confession: I already do on weekday evenings). However, for my first-ever 10x10 challenge, I'm really satisfied with how different each outfit has felt while all the items are interchangeable and neutral. But let this be a warning to my officemates—next week I will be wearing only bright colors and definitely some non-tan shoes. ;) 

Let's chat about Outfit 7: my wide-leg cropped pants, block heels, and tie-front grey tee. I've never paired these items together for fear of being too plain-jane, but I love how it turned out! If you haven't already noticed, I'm not big on the jewelry scene. Other than my wedding rings, I typically feel like an outfit is complete simply with a pair of big earrings or a bandana. But outfits like this have so much room for creativity when it comes to accessorizing, which makes me excited to re-wear in the late summer/early fall with a jacket or light scarf. 

Don't forget to check out Lee and Caroline's outfits today—I'm loving them, as usual! Keep up the tagging for this #summer10x10 challenge; we love seeing how everyone is keeping high spirits and getting creative towards the end of the 10x10!


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Summer 10x10: Outfit 6

Outfit 6 in the app
White button-up (Madewell)

White button-up (Madewell)

High waisted jeans (Levi's)

High waisted jeans (Levi's)

Sandals (Target)

Sandals (Target)

Welcome back to the second week of the summer 10x10 challenge! It was so refreshing to take the weekend off and use my whole closet again. It's amazing how after only five days of this challenge, I was thinking of new ways to wear all my other clothes. Who knew that restrictions would lead to creativity?? (Haha, everyone knew). 

This Monday outfit is comfy and easy - exactly what I need after a weekend away at a friend's wedding. The simple recipe: white button-up, high-waisted jeans, and sandals. Simple seems to be the key today - check out Lee and Caroline's outfits to see their take on the second Monday of this 10x10 challenge!

If you're joining along for this challenge, keep sharing your experience on Instagram with the hashtag #Summer10x10 — we love keeping up with you guys. See you tomorrow for outfit 7!


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