HOW THE 10X10 CHALLENGE CAN HELP YOU BE A CONSCIOUS CONSUMER
The 10 x 10 Challenge™ is an exercise established by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee in 2015 to help encourage herself to get more creative with her clothes during a 30 Day Shopping Fast. "The concept is essentially a micro capsule closet of 10 items that you work with for 10 days, trying new looks and styling your clothes in ways you might not otherwise try."
THE BASIC GUIDELINES
- PICK ANY 10 ITEMS FROM YOUR CURRENT CLOSET
- STYLE THOSE ITEMS INTO 10 DIFFERENT LOOKS
- USE 10 DAYS TO DO IT
- HAVE FUN AND DON’T TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY!
She says ‘guidelines’ instead of ‘rules’ because this is meant to be a fun and helpful exercise, not a daunting or rigid task. You can limit yourself to only those 10 items for the full 10 days or just wear those items to work or after work. Take the weekend off and do 10 business days (that’s what she started with). You can try a smaller challenge first if you prefer with only 6 items over 6 days or up the ante and choose a few more items to style over a longer period (She has done 20 pieces over 20 days before and 30 items over 30 days).
"Do whatever makes it feel manageable but still be sure to challenge yourself!"