My picks for the Top 10 remix challenge

A couple of years ago, I participated in the TOPIO (Take One, Pass It On) style challenge hosted by Sarah @ Sarah’s Real Life. I looooooooved that challenge — you can see my TOPIO challenge round-up here in this post — and y’all already know why Sarah is one of my favorite bloggers. Sarah’s back with a genius new idea:  the Top 10 remix challenge!

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I like that Sarah makes it clear this is no capsule collection (that’s the challenge of taking X amount of clothing items and remixing only those items for X number of days). I don’t know if I could ever be disciplined enough to do a capsule collection, but this I can do. The challenge is to pick 10 items that “are the epitome of your style, and then work at least one of those ten things into each outfit you wear for the month.”

I think the biggest challenge was to narrow down to just 10 items! After a bit of back-and-forth, here are my Top 10 items that you will be seeing remixed for the next month.

Librarian for Life + Style | My top 10 remix challenge

Details (clockwise from top left):

Interesting to note that I ended up narrowing down to all separates — no dresses — and a lot of grey and navy, my two favorite neutrals. Also, I counted the two pairs of drop earrings as 1 item, as they’re from the same brand and almost exactly the same style. But I think you can get a good sense of my style from this collection (classic and comfy with a bit of quirk), and you can tell I’m a librarian (library due date stamp t-shirt + the cardigan).

Are you up for the challenge, too? At least once a week, Sarah will host a link-up on her blog, Sarah’s Real Life, where you can add your blog URL and then visit other Top 10 remixers.

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10 thoughts on “My picks for the Top 10 remix challenge

  1. Erin @ Loop Looks

    I really want to do this but I’m having a difficult time coming up with 10 items! Not narrowing it down, necessarily, but just deciding what 10 are the epitome of my style. Especially because I still feel so in flux with my current dress code.

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      I didn’t overthink my Top 10 — other than narrowing down an initial pile of about 20 items — but I think it’s because I thought of it in the same vein as a Family Feud episode. I ❤ watching old episodes of Family Feud, because the "top 10" or "top 3" or however many answers are reflective of that moment in time. It's like a time capsule captured in celluloid! So that's how I saw this challenge — these are my "top 10" that embody my style as it is RIGHT NOW. A year ago, my Top 10 would have been different. A year from now, who knows? But this is how I feel about my style right now, at this moment. And I like the idea of documenting that, even for just this moment in time. 🙂

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      I think capsule collections are interesting for those bloggers who really love them and see them as a way to “curate” their style for a limited period of time. But my style of dressing in the morning tends to be more instinctual and emotional. Even when I plan out my outfit the night before, I’ll change something up at the last minute based on how I’m feeling on the day. That’s why I don’t take photos of outfits before I wear them, because I’ll inevitably change something. That kind of approach works for me, and I wouldn’t want to feel hampered by the kind of limitations necessary with a capsule wardrobe challenge.

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      1. Kezzie

        Yes, I am similarly emotionally minded with how I dress. Salazar and my friend Hazel are brilliant at capsules- I am always in awe of them and think, HOW do you do that!?!?!

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