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10x10 Style Challenge {living outside the stacks} Follow @DaenelT on Instagram

This is just a quick post to share that I’ll be participating in a 10×10 Style Challenge for the next 10 days. Let’s hope this works, because I’m definitely a mood dresser and this does not allow for that type of flexibility at all.


The 10×10 Style Challenge was started by Style Bee in 2015, with the goal of encouraging herself to get creative with her clothes during a 30 Day Shopping Fast. The idea is that  you create a mini capsule closet of 10 items that you rework into new looks for 10 days.

The rules are fairly simple:

  1. Pick any 10 items from your current closet
  2. Style those items into 10 different looks
  3. Use any 10 days to do it
  4. Have fun and don’t take it too seriously

I found out about this challenge through the Zuri Appreciation Facebook group and was immediately intrigued. I have a lot of clothes and probably only wear a handful of them. Not because I don’t like them but because I either want to wear them all or I don’t want to wear any of them. I take this to mean that I need to learn to appreciate what I have and get rid of what I don’t wear. Furthermore, I desperately want to lean into creating a sustainable wardrobe that works for me and my lifestyle.

This challenge, hosted by @feliciafollumfairtradefashion, begins 1 November and ends on 10 November. If you’d like to join in, use the following hashtags: #10x10CapsuleWithFF and #10x10CapsuleChallenge. Felicia also provided prompts for each day of the challenge:

  1. Who are you?
  2. Routine or Habit
  3. A Belief or Value
  4. A Passion
  5. Clothing budget
  6. Gratitude
  7. Favorite accessory
  8. Goal
  9. Will you join us for Dressember?
  10. What have you learned this month?

I’m sharing the items I chose below, with an explanation for why I chose each item.


10x10 The Jackets {living outside the stacks} Follow @DaenelT on Instagram

Denim Jacket – versatile and can be dressed up or down.

Black cardigan – warmth and as another third piece.


10x10 The Tops {living outside the stacks} Follow @DaenelT on Instagram

Black V neck top – versatile basic

Brown and white bodysuits – I went back and forth on these because they’re really the same pieces, just different colors. I have a feeling I’m going to regret picking both of these pieces instead one bodysuit and another top.


10x10 The Bottoms {living outside the stacks} Follow @DaenelT on Instagram

Trouser jeans – can be dressed up or down

Black skinny pants – can be dressed up or down or layered like leggings


10x10 The Bottoms {living outside the stacks} Follow @DaenelT on Instagram

Kantha Bae dress – can be worn as a sundress or as a skirt

Floral dress – can be worn as a dress or a tunic

Zuri dress – can be worn as a dress, tunic, or duster


When doing my research {because that’s what I do} for this challenge, I saw that some people include shoes as part of their clothing selection. That was just a little bit too restrictive for me. I’m also not including outerwear because, well, that’s not something I’m going to keep on.


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Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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