10×10 Challenge | Christmas Lookbook

Hello everyone,

welcome to a bit of a different 10×10 Challenge! I wanted to do this for quite a while but didn’t take the time to properly get into it. Since my efforts to take outfit pictures all failed because there are basically 3 hours of light a day and even then it doesn’t get bright enough to take good photos, I decided to just draw myself in the chosen outfits.


What’s the 10×10 Challenge?

Invented by Stylebee in 2015 this challenge is meant to show us that we don’t need 1000 pieces in our closet to have an interesting look. Instead you create 10 Outfits with just 10 pieces.

The basic guidelines:

  1. Pick any 10 items from your current closet
  2. Style those items into 10 different looks
  3. Use 10 days to do this
  4. Have fun and don’t take it too seriously

In genereal these 10 pieces should include tops, sweaters, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes and coats. Since it’s incredibly cold and disgusting in Hamburg at the moment I cheated and left out the coat because I don’t care if my coat fits my outfit. It should just keep my warm and dry so I just put on the warmest every day.

Not part of the 10 pieces are jewellery, bags, accessories, hats etc. That’s why they are not on the pictures. And to be honest, I wear the same backpack for every occasion, every day.

For me the main point is to rediscover your wardrobe and try out new combinations you haven’t tried before.


My 10 pieces

I chose the following pieces

  1. black high-waisted Jeans
  2. black midi skirt
  3. bequemes “Kleines Schwarzes”
  4. grey, warm Cardigan
  5. rusty red Blazer
  6. yellow Jumper
  7. black and white striped top
  8. black blouse with a floral print
  9. red Budapester shoes
  10. black boots

My 10 Outfits

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There would be even more combinations possible because basically every top fits every bottom piece if the bottom pieces are all black. I wore and tested all outfits and really like them. I really like every single one of these pieces and really enjoy them wearing, so there’s not a favourite Outfit here.


As soon there’s a black key piece you’re really free with the other pieces. I think there should’t be too many patterns included together. I really like the challenge and they way it changes the way you see your clothes. I will definitely try this experiment again in spring. And I really enjoyed to paint the outfits.

Why is this a Christmas Lookbook?

Since we all go home for Christmas most of us need to pack their bags. And the only thing worse than sitting in a full train or plane is going there with a huge suitcase. So I think the 10×10 Challenge is a perfect challenge to try over Christmas. Just pack 10 pieces, get a new view on your things and travel lightweight.

My outfits include very chilled out ones as well as fancy ones so I feel ready for all the different occasions around Christmas and New Year. And you can still dress your outfits up with jewellery or accessories.

Have you ever tried the 10×10 Challenge?



6 Comment

  1. Doris says: Reply

    Liebe Annika, was für eine tolle Idee! Die gemalten “Models” erinnern mich an deine Anziehpuppen von früher. Da bekommt man gleich Lust, selbst ein paar Outfits zusammenzustellen! Liebe Grüße

    1. So hat es sich tatsächlich auch angefühlt :D Und dann viel Spaß beim Outfits zusammenstellen. Ich kann dir ja auch ein Model von dir malen :)

  2. Luisa says: Reply

    wow, super schöne illustration! die idee ist auch super. :)

    1. Dankeschön! Das freut mich sehr :)

  3. Die Idee ist richtig klasse, ich finde ja auch die capsule wardrobe super interessant… Und es ist tatsächlich so, man braucht gar nicht tausend Sachen im Schrank, sondern nur ein paar Lieblingsteile, die man dann miteinander kombiniert. :)
    Liebe Grüße,

    1. Danke liebe Marie!
      Eine Capsule Wardrobe habe ich jetzt auch eine Weile probiert, vielleicht schreibe ich darüber auch nochmal einen Post. Ein Hoch auf die Lieblingsteile!
      Liebe Grüße

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