The time has finally come for my favorite challenge of the year hosted by Lee from Style Bee.
I was worried that I would miss it, because our life has been crazy busy lately. Particularly due to buying a new house and moving out of state.
My Insta and blogging friends have started sharing their outfits already and I felt left behind. But it is better late than never.
What is 10×10 challenge?
For those who are not aware, during the 10×10 challenge, you are encouraged to pick ten garments including clothes and shoes, and try to come up with 10 different outfits using just those ten pieces of clothing. The rules are not set in stone, though. You don’t have to include shoes in those ten pieces. Especially if you are a beginner. Please check your Instagram feed under #winter10x10, #StyleBee10x10, and #UnFencyRemix. See what other participants are doing and get some inspiration from there! I always do!
I am sharing my winter casual and office outfits. Besides regular clothes, I also threw in several outerwear garments for a good range of temperatures. Especially here in PA when one day the temperature is below freezing, and the next it feels like spring is in the air.
Here is the list of the garments I picked for the challenge:
I really enjoyed putting various outfits together for the winter challenge. Cold weather allows for layering, and layering in an outfit is just as important as details and accessories for a complete and harmonious look.
What works for a pear shape
Layering of the upper body is ideal for a pear shape (your hips are wider than shoulders), because it creates volume and evens out the hips and shoulders, making your figure balanced.
A horizontal striped cardigan is not for everyone. If your shoulders are wider or you have a rectangular or oval shape, it can make your figure appear even wider.
This type of pattern is ideal for the pear shape. Also, I used the red accent to draw attention away from my problem zone my hips – to bring it to my upper body.
The contrast between shirt and cardigan also create vertical lines, making the figure slimmer.
And here is the same cardigan in different variations:
Same sweater with a shirt underneath:
Office outfit. The dress is pretty versatile. It can be worn on its own during warmer weather, and with shirts underneath during colder temperatures. It also makes a great day into night outfit.
Here are three ways I styled for the office – basically changing the shirt, shoes and accessories.
A dress is always a great choice if you want to appear a couple of sizes smaller. It creates a vertical line which makes the figure taller and slimmer.
Same outfit with a layer of outerwear and boots:
And here is the last one: graphic tee with shirt. I wore this in fall:
This time with an extra layer for warmth and boots.
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