Saturday, December 17, 2016

10 Item Wardrobe Challenges - #1

I decided to challenge myself to live with 10 items of clothing (plus shoes & accessories) for 2 weeks. This was for daytime wear not including exercise or yard work. I selected 2 pairs of jeans and one pair of slacks, 2 cardigans, and 5 tops. Shoes, camisoles/tanks, coats, hats, gloves, scarves & jewelry were not counted.

I came up with over 14 different outfits some of which were worn previously, some new and some I would not put in rotation. It did push me to get out of jeans occasionally and try different combos.  I also used 3 pairs of shoes, 2 tanks as under layers, 2 coats, 2 hats, 2 pairs of gloves, 3 scarves, and 8 pieces of jewelry for a total of 32 items.  There were a few yard work, house cleaning days where I wore those kind of clothes but other than that I was comfortable being at home, running errands, going to a party and going out to dinner and coffee. This gives me one nice vacation wardrobe guide for certain weather conditions.

Could you live comfortably with this few clothing items for a season? I liked finding new outfits and am going to start working on 10 Item Wardrobe #2.


  1. Great idea and would work to practice for a trip with carry-on only!

  2. Way to go Juhli! Don't know if I could...

    1. I can't either but it is helping to decide what works and how to pack for an upcoming 3 week trip!

  3. I love this, Juhli! Interesting that when you added in all of the other pieces outside of the core 10, you basically ended up with a Project 333 capsule! I like the outfits your posted and it seems you have a lot of wonderful versatility with the pieces you selected. Good for you! I have always learned a lot from my wardrobe challenges. Even if I don't want to dress with just 33 items a season or whatever, I have found that challenging myself to do for a time has helped me to see that I don't need as much to get by. Good luck with your upcoming trip and your next experimental capsule!

  4. I enjoy your blog, I can relate to your writing!


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