Sarah's Real Life
03. 29. 2015

style blogger challenge, finding your style, #top10remix

Hello, friends and people who like to wear clothes (most of my true friends prefer nudity). If you’re a long-time regular, you might remember my last amazingly genius remix challenge, Take One Pass It On. It’s been more than a year since I last did TOPIO, and I’ve had countless inquiries about when I’m doing another challenge (countless only because I didn’t count them, not because there have been that many). Well, the day is here. Or rather, the month is here. In April, I’m going to try my latest brainchild, and I hope you’ll join me.

First of all, this is not a capsule wardrobe challenge  (you know, where you pick X number of things and wear ONLY those things for 30 days). I will never do one of those because my clothes have feelings and I don’t want 90% of my wardrobe to be depressed and unloved for a month.

So what is the Top 10 Remix Challenge?

Glad you asked. All you have to do is pick ten things from your closet that you think are the epitome of your style, and then work at least one of those ten things into each outfit you wear for the month.

How to Pick Your Top 10

The point is not just to pick the things you wear most often. Then it wouldn’t be much of a challenge, would it? So even though your perfectly worn in boyfriend jeans or your grandmother’s necklace might be your standbys, they’re not necessarily the best options for your Top 10. You can still wear them in April of course, because (once again) this is not a capsule wardrobe challenge.

Instead, go through your closet and try to remember the things that made you say, “oh that is so me.” Not the stuff you bought on a whim just because you had a coupon or because you had to find shoes to match your bridesmaid dress, but the things that practically jumped off the shelf (or off the webpage) and screamed your name. The things that would make you cry if you spilled red wine on them. You see where I’m going with this?

You can include tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, jewelry, bags…whatever you want. Old stuff, new stuff, red stuff, blue stuff. Whoops, went a little Dr. Seuss on ya there. But on that note, you can include a Dr. Seuss hat if that’s your thing. Just remember that you’ll probably be wearing it 2 or 3 times in the next 4 weeks.

What the Hell is the Point?

Point #1: I’ve struggled with figuring out what “my style” is, as I can go from preppy to girly to hipster to glam all in the matter of a week. I’m just not someone who has a “uniform,” nor do I think I want one. But I’m hoping the Top 10 Remix will help me (and you, if you join in) feel like there’s something very Sarah (or whatever your name is) in each look while still letting me (you) experiment with different styles.

Point #2: One of the greatest struggles in life: deciding what to wear (#firstworldproblems). During this challenge, in a pinch you can just start with something from your Top 10 and then build from there.

Point #3: Being part of a super awesome community of fellow style challenge lovers, of course! I can’t wait to see what you all think of the Top 10 Remix. And I think it will be fun to see what everyone else chooses for for their Top 10.

How to Join In

Fellow bloggers, you know the drill. Wear stuff, take pictures, put them on the Internet. Tell your readers about the Top 10 Remix challenge and pretty please include a link back to this post. At least once a week I will host a link-up where you can add your blog URL and we can all soak up each other’s awesomeness.

Anyone and everyone who uses social media, share your outfit selfies with the hashtag #Top10Remix. And be sure to tell us what item from your outfit is in your top 10!

And Because I Know You’re Wondering…

style blogger challenge, finding your style, #top10remix

20 responses to “Announcing the Top 10 Remix Challenge!”

  1. Salazar says:

    Sounds fun! I’ll be sure to participate – only I have to figure out what my Top 10 would be…

  2. Tea says:

    I’m so in! This is such a great idea… but now I have to find 10 things that define my style, Sarah! A whole 10 (only 10?)!
    Would it be weird for all 10 to be shoes? Probably, this needs some thought. 😉
    Tea

  3. This sounds fabulous! I’m in the middle of moving right now, but hopefully I can find my top 10 and figure out some looks. Great challenge!

  4. Meghan says:

    This sounds like such a fun challenge! Maybe I’ll work on picking out things that are so me and join in. It would be nice especially since my wardrobe feels pretty well rounded at this point and I need to find the high points.

  5. Sarah says:

    I am seriously coveting those pink pumps! Really cute. Still tons of snow here in Norway so I am stuck in clunky chubby winter boots.
    I love your blog!

  6. Abby says:

    I’m so excited to give this a go! Great picks, I definitely thought that mint purse would be one of your 10! Super cute and very YOU!

    -A-
    A Peck on the Chic

  7. Andi says:

    Okay, I’ve decided to try it, even though it’s going to be a little different at 8 months pregnant! We’ll see if I can manage the whole month or not!

  8. Laura says:

    I’m in! Picking the top ten is a lot tougher than I thought!

  9. Anna says:

    I’m in. A month seems like a long time though!

  10. Ada says:

    I need to comment more often but anyway I stop by here at least once a week or once every two weeks but I always cach up. I love your fabulous style, your humor and your wit. You always come up with great challenges too. And like you I don’t have just one type of style or one way to define my style either.

    I am participating in all kinds of challenges this month but I love this so I will add one more to the list. There are days when I change 2 outfits a day. Instead I will pick 10 pieces and incorporate them in at least 20 outfits. Sounds good? I am looking forward to seeing all of your outfits though.

    I have commented before by the way. I am Ada. Welcome by.

  11. Kyle says:

    I’m in!! Picking 10 things is going to be tough, but it’s a great idea!

  12. Claire says:

    Oh I’m in. I’ve been trying (and retrying, and retrying) for years to figure out my style instead of “would my mom wear it? yes? then I will, too.” My mom has good style, yeah, but it’s not mine. So I switched to vintage style, because 50s silhouettes look good on me – but then I never want to wear those dresses.

    I’ve been really working hard and figuring it out and slowly buying stuff and getting rid of other things to get there. This is an excellent challenge for me, because now I end up just wearing almost the exact same thing every darn day.

    On the days where I’m working in the hospital, though, I’ll have to sit out unless I do something else afterwards. Can’t exactly restyle my scrubs! But I’m totally on board for the other days of the month.

  13. I’ve just finished two back-to-back capsule wardrobes, and I’ve decided that capsules just aren’t the best way for me to organize my closet (I gave it a good try, though!). I do really like participating in challenges, though, as it helps me to keep focused as I get dressed and forces me to be creative. At the end of my capsule, I was really thinking about introducing something very similar to this – in which I had a small number of things I had to pick from every day, but still having access to the rest of my closet. Your challenge has come in at exactly the right moment! I’m planning to join in this month, although it may take me a day or two to get organized!

  14. Rachel Emma says:

    Oooo I like the sound of this! Plus it sounds way easier than when I did the 30×30 challenge a few years ago, lol! :)

    http://www.rachellately.com | Austin Style Blog

  15. Erin says:

    How fun! I might be a day or two late to the party, but I definitely want to do this! Now to figure out my top 10…

    http://tealandpolkadots.blogspot.com/

  16. danielle says:

    Oh this sounds like such a fun challenge!