5 Steps to Curating a Capsule Wardrobe: Step 4

Building or creating a capsule wardrobe

Today is all about a challenge…a 10x10 challenge. But first, check out these posts if you’re new here: Overview, Step 1, Step 2, Step 3. It’ll all make more sense!

Capsule Wardrobe Definition

Step 4-Complete a 10x10 Style Challenge

What exactly is a 10x10 style challenge? Basically, it’s a fun challenge that encourages creativity as people navigate how to better utilize clothes already in their closet. Simply put, you chose 10 items from your closet, then style and restyle them over the course of 10 days, creating 10 unique looks.


  • It encourages you to look at your clothes with creativity.

  • It promotes versatility amongst your existing closet items.

  • It helps you get to know your closet and each piece better.

  • It will allow you to pack for 2 weeks in just a carry-on bag!


Ten of my looks from a recent

Spring 10x10 Challenge


You may not want to share your looks on social media, but even still-you can complete a 10x10 challenge on your own without the public eye watching! Just choose 10 pieces of clothes, do your hair and makeup (or whatever makes you feel good about yourself), and start trying on those outfits in front of the mirror.

I recommend taking pictures of yourself, even if you don’t share them, so you can look back later and decide which outfits you really love and which just didn’t work for you. You can also search hashtags on Instagram such as #10x10challenge or #10x10friends to get ideas of what other people are doing. It may help you give life to an existing item that you haven’t worn for a while.

I walk you through the process of completing a 10x10 challenge here, so take a minute to read through that post. You may decide you want to do a 30x30 instead (30 outfits, 30 days, 30 looks). Or maybe the number for you is 15. The number really doesn’t matter! The point of this exercise is to stretch your creativity and mindset to use your clothes in a more versatile way.

For the next 10 days, the mission is to wear and rewear 10 pieces of clothes that you can style in different ways. Of course, leave a comment if you have any questions and I’ll make sure to pop back on to answer it! I'll be back next week to share step #5.



P.S. You’re almost done already! One more step and your capsule wardrobe will officially be complete.