Spring 10×10: Outfit One

I decided at the last minute to jump in on the 10×10 challenge this spring. For the next two weeks, I’ll be narrowing down my spring capsule wardrobe to style 10 pieces into 10 different outfits for 10 days. If you’re interested in learning more about the 10×10 challenge, visit the Style Bee here.

I’m starting off with a tried and true look that hasn’t made it onto the blog just yet. At some point, I went out on a limb and styled my maroon pants with a rose-colored blouse, and it just worked! I love that the combination of a cardigan, top and pants is so simple, but the color blocking makes the outfit anything but boring.

If anything, this outfit shows how you can work with a limited wardrobe without resorting to just plain neutrals. I do love a good neutral, but there’s no way I would have stuck with a capsule wardrobe for as long as I have if I couldn’t find some ways to bring in colors and patterns.

The capsule wardrobe has also totally turned me into an accessory girl. I used to never give accessories much thought, but restricting the number of items I have in my closet at any given time has definitely made me think more about how I accessorize those pieces. Scarves and jewelry can be the icing on the cake or the bow on the package, whichever way you want to look at it.

In particular, I’m loving my Rocksbox subscription for a constant jewelry refresh without worrying about accumulating too many trendy pieces. This Kendra Scott necklace is one of my absolute favorites. It goes with just about everything and the length is perfect for polishing up an untucked blouse and pants combo. If you’re interested in trying Rocksbox¬†for yourself, you can go ahead and use the code hannahmosbornxoxo¬†to get one month for free!