2020 Winter 10×10 Challenge

February 19, 2020

Before the winter ends here in California, I’m sharing my favorite cold-weather outfits with a 10×10 Challenge. This is when you choose 10 items of clothing and make 10 different outfits.

Creating a mini capsule wardrobe helps you get creative with what you already own. Perfect for someone like me who is doing a Low Buy Challenge and trying to shop less.

Here are the ten pieces and outfits!

The Ten Pieces

• Camel Coat from Zara (similar)
• Black Leather Jacket from Macy’s (similar)
Navy Car Coat from J Crew
Striped Tee from Madewell
Camel Sweater from J Crew
Black Sweater from J Crew
Gray Sweater from J Crew
High-Rise Jeans from Everlane
Denim Jeans from Banana Republic
Black Jeans from Banana Republic

The Ten Outfits

Outfit 1
• Items: Camel coat, black leather jacket, black sweater, and high-rise jeans
• Extras: Beige scarf and black Chelsea boots
• Thoughts: Best tip for layering in the winter? Wear two jackets at the same time and you’ll be extra warm.

Outfit 2
• Items: Navy car coat, gray sweater, and high-rise jeans
• Extras: Gray beanie and black Chelsea boots
• Thoughts: Combining navy and gray has me feeling like a chic gnome, haha. Jokes aside, I’d pack this outfit for our next winter trip to the cabin.

Outfit 3
• Items: Black leather jacket, black sweater, and high-rise jeans
• Extras: Black Chelsea boots and black satchel purse
• Thoughts: Feeling a bit like an off duty model with my black leather jacket and these high-rise jeans. Great outfit for a weekend brunch with friends.

Outfit 4
• Items: Camel coat, camel sweater, and black jeans
• Extras: Black sunglasses, gray scarf, and black Chelsea boots
• Thoughts: This black and tan look could be a boring but the gray scarf adds a nice bit of interest.

Outfit 5
• Items: Black leather jacket, striped tee, and black jeans
• Extras: Beige scarf, chunky silver hoop earrings, black satchel purse, and black Chelsea boots
• Thoughts: A quintessential French Girl outfit wins every time.

Outfit 6
• Items: Navy car coat, black sweater, and denim jeans
• Extras: Chunky silver hoop earrings and black Chelsea boots
• Thoughts: An easy winter look that’s perfect for the weekend. If it gets cold, then just add a beanie, gloves, and scarf.

Outfit 7
• Items: Camel coat, striped tee, and black jeans
• Extras: Black sunglasses, chunky silver hoop earrings, and black Chelsea boots
• Thoughts: How have I never worn this combo before?! Goes to show that these types of challenges can push you to try new combinations.

Outfit 8
• Items: Black leather jacket, gray sweater, and high-rise jeans
• Extras: Silver necklace, black belt, and black high-heel boots
• Thoughts: Take a look from basic to stylish with a couple simple accessories like this silver necklace from GLDN and a black belt.

Outfit 9
• Items: Black leather jacket, black sweater, and denim jeans
• Extras: Black scarf, chunky silver hoop earrings, black satchel purse, and black Chelsea boots
• Thoughts: Although this outfit is similar to Outfit #3, the chic scarf and lighter denim make it slightly different.

Outfit 10
• Items: Navy car coat, camel sweater, and high-rise jeans
• Extras: Black satchel purse, and black high heel boots boots
• Thoughts: Never thought to wear this camel sweater with the coat but it works. Plus, the high-rise jeans and high heel boots dress it up so you could wear it for an evening out.

Conclusion

Winter is usually a tough season for me sartorially but now I have a bunch of chic outfits to wear when the temperature drops.

If you haven’t done a 10×10 Challenge yet, then I highly suggest trying one out. It’s a great way to test out a minimalist wardrobe and I’m always surprised by how many new combinations I come up with. Goes to show that you don’t need to own a lot in order to be chic!

Hope these outfits inspire you as much as they inspired me.

P.S. Check out all the prior 10×10 Challenges here and read about the Low Buy Challenge if you are into doing challenges like me.