As you may already know I am a big fan of a simple, minimal and well made wardrobe. Less is definitely more when you’re a busy mum juggling nappies, growing veg and baking for the farm cafe!

So when I stumbled across the 10×10 challenge a while ago on Instagram I was really intrigued. Created by Style Bee, the challenge calls for you to chose just 10 items of clothing and footwear to wear in 10 consecutive days. Although I missed the last challenge I was determined to give it ago this summer. Here are my 10 pieces of clothing and how I wear them.

My 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Items

Celtic & Co Slouchy Jumper Dress: I’m a complete knitwear addict and live in arans and knits all year round (I live in Northern Ireland where the weather is made for knitwear). This jumper dress is my new obsession, it’s soft, long sleeved (I have such long arms!), and loose enough to hide my new found love of clotted cream. I’ll be wearing this non stop on cooler days as well as into autumn and winter. At the moment I style it with some clogs and jewellery by Bianca Jones or Alex Monroe and in colder seasons Ill bring out tights or leggings. Bonus points for being made in the UK.

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The Celtic & Co Jumper Dress

Stalf Jumpsuit: I always feel very trendy in this Stalf jumpsuit. It’s ridiculously easy to wear and looks great with pretty tops underneath. A mum essential. Bonus points for being made in the UK by a small company.

Cotton Dress: Although the hot weather seems to of abandoned us here (sorry Londoners!) I still make sure I’m wearing my favourite simple summer dress. If it gets too chilly I throw on a slouchy jumper or my Barbour. Bonus points for a cotton being a natural fiber.

Slouchy Cotton Knit: Such a versatile piece for summer and works with everything.

Jeans: Although I rarely wear blue denim I do love grey denim. It’s a little bit smarter and works well with pretty much any colour. It’s also more forgiving than white jeans.

Cabbages & Roses Gingham top: I’m in love with C&R! It’s such a whimsical, nostalgic brand that ticks all the boxes for me. This top is lovely with the Stalf dungarees too. Bonus points for a C&R being made in the UK.

Barbour: A countryside essential!

Lotta from Stockholm Classic Clogs (check out my review here)

Converse: Another mum essential! I wear these so often and they’ve lasted very well.

White tshirt: Although it’s not the most exciting item on my list a good long sleeved white tshirt is an essential.

 

Styling Tips:

Jumper Dresses

In S/S only wear on cooler days and layer with a simple vest underneath. Keep styling to a minimum and team with tennis shoes or clogs. In A/W wear tights or chunky socks and slouchy boots. Team with layered necklaces or a clatter of bracelets.

Dungarees

Roll up the hem in summer and wear a contrasting colour tee underneath (eg. white or black or stripes). Try belting it to add definition. A detail collar top always looks so pretty with dungarees.

Jeans

If you’re a fan of tweed then ditch blue denim in favour of coloured jeans. Grey, white, dark green all look incredible with tweed and very smart. A tip I learnt from working with Dubarry.

 

Have you ever given the 10×10 challenge a go? Let me know in the comments below! x

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