2019 Summer 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

July 23, 2019

Summer is in full swing and it’s time for another 10×10 capsule wardrobe.

As a refresher, the 10×10 is when you make 10 outfits from 10 pieces. The count includes tops, bottoms, and shoes but everything else can flow in and out freely.

I can’t wait to share this chic summer style with you!

The Ten Pieces

• White Tank Top by Cuyana
• Black Tank Top by Cuyana
• White Button-up Blouse by Madewell
• Black Tank Dress from Target
• Black Shorts by Madewell
• Khaki Shorts by Lou and Grey
• Red Skirt from Anthropologie
• White Denim Skirt from Target
• Black Block Heel Sandals from Nordstrom Rack
• Nude Patent Sandals by Sam Edelman

These ten pieces practically scream summer and are begging to be worn for a quick trip to the beach, a bbq with friends, or for date night on a restaurant terrace.

You’ll see I kept the color palette neutral but added in a little bit of pop with the red skirt. I also made a point to mix in a bunch of separates so it would be easy to put together lots of outfits.

The Ten Outfits

Outfit 1
• Items: White tank top, red skirt, and nude patent sandals
• Extras: Circle basket bag and silver hoop earrings
• Thoughts: This outfit is the epitome of summer. I don’t wear this skirt often but seeing this outfit makes me realize I should wear it more often.

Outfit 2
• Items: Black tank dress and black block heel sandals
• Extras: Silver hoop earrings
• Thoughts: Nothing easier than putting on a dress and high heels. Done and done.

Outfit 3
• Items: White button-up blouse, black shorts, and nude patent sandals
• Extras: Silver hoop earrings
• Thoughts: Tying this blouse gives it a totally different silhouette with a summer vibe.

Outfit 4
• Items: Black tank top, white denim skirt, and nude patent sandals
• Extras: Army green field jacket, silver hoop earrings, aviator sunglasses, and black satchel purse
• Thoughts: Pairing the jacket and shorts initially seemed campy but I like how it turned out. Ready for a chic safari, right?

Outfit 5
• Items: White tank top, black shorts, and black block heel sandals
• Extras: Aviator sunglasses, silver hoop earrings, and circle basket bag
• Thoughts: This outfit is chic and comfortable, which are two of the most important things in an outfit for me.

Outfit 6
• Items: White button-up blouse, khaki shorts, and black block heel sandals
• Extras: Silver hoop earrings and black circle bag
• Thoughts: Turned out kind of school girl and kind of cute.

Outfit 7
• Items: Black tank top, white denim skirt, and nude patent sandals
• Extras: Blue merino sweater
• Thoughts: Great outfit for some daytime fun like a visit to a museum or brunch on the weekend.

Outfit 8
• Items: Black tank top, red skirt, and black block heel sandals
• Extras: Circle crossbody bag and silver hoop earrings
• Thoughts: All the black pieces dress up the red skirt. It could even work for a summer wedding!

Outfit 9
• Items: Black tank top, white denim skirt, and black block heel sandals
• Extras: Aviator sunglasses and army green field jacket
• Thoughts: Super cute outfit for a fun date night.

Outfit 10
• Items: Black tank top, khaki shorts, and black block heel sandals
• Extras: Circle crossbody bag and black sculptural earrings
• Thoughts: Just used a little (well, a lot) of black to dress up these khaki shorts. A winner in my book!

Conclusion

Similar to prior 10×10 wardrobe challenges, this one reminded me how easy it is to create a ton of looks from just a few pieces. I probably could have done the challenge with even fewer pieces!

Now that I have a cache of cute summer outfits to choose from, I’m more excited about getting dressed up during my least favorite season (so hot and sweaty blech). The style challenge also pushed me to experiment a little and try things that I normally wouldn’t (here’s looking at your knotted blouse).

Well, that’s another fun 10×10 style challenge in the books. I hope your summer looks are just as chic!

P.S. Head on over to the 2019 Spring 10×10 and the 2018 Fall 10×10 for more chic minimalist outfits.