Summer 10x10 | the clothing

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This is my second 10x10 since discovering Lee (the creator of this challenge) through Bryr Clogs and Elizabeth Suzann. It's a fun way to re-evaluate my wardrobe and also encourage myself to wear some pieces that don't get as much air time in my day to day clothing choices. It's also fun to really allow myself to be completely inspired by the season when considering how I dress each morning.

- THE BREAKDOWN -

1. Rainbow shirt (J.Crew): This is one of my very favorite shirts that I own. It's not at all neutral, but it works with so many bottoms that it almost serves the same purpose.

2. White linen dress (Urban Outfitters): I picked this up last summer and it's an ideal addition to any wardrobe. It's the kind of piece that can easily be thrown on and has the ability to look casual or a little dressier depending on accessories it gets paired with.

3. Navy blue t-shirt (Everlane): I sing the praises of Everlane t-shirts any time I can. I think the fit is great, they wash up well, and they tuck into pants and skirts well, which is almost always how I choose to wear these t-shirts!

4. Poppy skirt (Anthropologie): This skirt has been in my closet for years. I'm not good about wearing it often, even though I love it, so I thought it'd be great to add to this 10x10 to encourage more wear.

5. Tan block sandals (Nisolo): These are brand new! My mom and sister just braved the Nisolo sample sale and picked them up for me. I think these have such a classic look and work well with casual outfits or can elevate something a little fancier.

6. Blue sneakers (Vans): Tennis shoes are such a fun thing to wear in the summer. I love that the color of these can be passed off as a neutral, but add a little something special to any outfit.

7. Khaki chinos (Everlane): These chinos are a newer addition to my wardrobe. Like the poppy skirt, they haven't gotten as much wear as I had hoped, so I've added them into the mix here. This challenge has proven to be a really fun and creative way to incorporate some of my lesser worn pieces so that they end up becoming more central in my day to day wardrobe.

8. White tank top (Everlane): I like this tank top because it's so plain and simple, but it has a really interesting neckline, which makes it unique. This is perfect because it's so hot in Portland right now and it's incredibly easy to wear.

9. Black linen crop top (North of West): This crop top is so perfectly cut that it makes any outfit flattering. I love how bold and simple it is.

10. Light denim jeans (Agolde): These also made an appearance in my Spring10x10. They are so versatile; they definitely get some of the most wear out of all my pants! These are pricey for jeans, but if you keep a good eye out, you can catch them for a pretty decent price now and then. (Thanks, Internet!)

*I've linked the items (above) that are still available for purchase.

- INITIAL THOUGHTS -

Easiest piece to wear: I predict that my jeans will be the easier clothing item to wear because they're jeans! I always come back to jeans when I'm in a style rut or want to feel most like myself.

Most difficult piece to wear: I predict that the poppy skirt will be the most difficult clothing item to wear because I almost never reach for it, so I might struggle to rely on it more heavily over the next several days!

Most versatile piece: I predict that the navy blue t-shirt will be my most versatile clothing item because I find t-shirts so easy to style and also easy to dress up or down.

Least versatile piece: I predict my white linen dress will be my least versatile clothing item because I find it difficult to get creative with dresses.

I'll post a round up of every single outfit I wore when this challenge wraps up, but if you'd like to follow me in real time, please do so on Instagram. (P.S. I actually started this challenge on Friday, so there's a few outfits already on my feed!)