10 Pieces 30 Outfits (Live More With Less)

In my desire to cut down my wardrobe size, I’ve been considering the versatility of my clothing – and zoning in on pieces that can be worn over and over again. I think the main reason we tend to shop all the time is because we don’t find value in our clothes, despite a full wardrobe (we shopped all wrong!) – but if we owned pieces that can be repeated without feeling boring it would be a very different story.
And so enters the 10 piece challenge. To test the value of pieces, I’ve selected 10 clothing items and created 30 different outfits (and discovered I could style even more)!

Here are the pieces I worked with:
A pair of jeans (Mr P). I chose boyfriend jeans because it’s my favourite style.
Skinny chinos (Jay Jay’s)- chinos are a basic and can be worn so many ways.
Pencil skirt (Jay Jay’s). A great pencil skirt will go the distance; I chose a stripe one.
Printed midi skirt (Mr P) – I chose my favourite voluminous skirt.
Little black dress (Mr P) – this sleeveless one can be worn many ways.
Graphic tshirt (Zara) – a good alternative to the basic white tee.
Printed shirt (Jay Jay’s).
Denim shirt (Mr P).
Blazer (Zara)  the peplum detail is particularly interesting and because it zips right up it’s more versatile.
Long black button-down tank top (Cotton On).
These are inexpensive basics that most people would have, so anyone can achieve all these looks. I opted for prints to add dimension and interest to outfits, and stick to my personal style.
I accessorized only with shoes and handbags (so outfits can become much more different if you bring in more accessories!). I incorporated 6 pairs of shoes in all looks, but these outfits can be created with even less:
Black  (Zara) chunky heel, Nude (Zara) strappy heel, Black (Woolworths) strappy heel, ,
Nude (Zara) pointy, Leopard print (Woolworths) flats, Bright (Zara) heel.
Here is a closer look at the 30 different outfits I came up with. From casual to corporate, there’s a look for every occasion:
Tricks:
Layer. Shirts are great for layering. One day it’s a top, the next it’s a light jacket or cardigan. Also, the sleeveless dress is great because it can be worn over a shirt as a tunic, or under a top/shirt as a skirt.
Roll up your skirt. I styled the pencil skirt differently by adjusting the length just by rolling it up at the top. I also played with the hemline of my pants to keep it interesting.
My basic tank was used as a cardigan because it’s a button down!
Knot your top. I’ve knotted a shirt, tee and tank for a different look.
Wear it back-to-front. This challenge really allowed me to think out of the box. Why not try your top on backwards as I did with the tank (I knotted it too as it’s extra long)?
Pattern mix. I literally paired every top with every bottom, so I mixed patterns and really liked the result!
Tuck and untuck. I styled tops both ways for different looks.
Lastly, I brought in a belt to turn my LBD into a top and I will definitely do this in the future.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I had so much fun putting it together and I hope to do it often. Let me know what you think?
xxx

23 comments

  1. Really digging this post! I recently did a wardrobe edit as well and I truly believe having less is more 🙂 I feel so much more in control of the “what to wear today” situation each morning and when I have to decide, I can immediately envision it in my head! Thanks for this post, hun – keep 'em coming. You're so inspiring xoxo

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