September is flying by, and before it’s gone, I decided to do a little wardrobe challenge. I love the idea of having a capsule wardrobe, but I’m finding it hard to get down to the recommended 50 (or so) pieces. To help myself, I’m doing a 12 x 12 challenge – which means I’m taking 12 items from my closet and getting 12 outfits out of them!

This was actually surprisingly easy once I had decided which items to include. I went for four tops, three bottoms, two jackets, and three pairs of shoes. I’ve seen similar challenges that just focus on the clothes and not accessories, but I wanted to include shoes as well. I haven’t included other accessories like bags or sunglasses, though. You could always swap out one of the tops or bottoms for a dress as well.

Going through and selecting the items also gave me a really good feel for my own personal style. It was hard to choose so I really had to prioritize the items in my closet that I love and can get a lot of wear out of.

Going through and selecting the items gave me a really good feel for my own personal style.

I used my Stylebook app  to pick my items and create the looks. This app was honestly such a great investment and has really helped me curate my closet and reduce wardrobe boredom! If you’re interested in a blog post about how I use it, let me know in the comments.

I’ll stop rambling on now and get to the looks!

12 Outfits using 12 Items

The 12 Items

12 x 12 challenge - 12 items

Outfit 1

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Outfit 2

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Outfit 3

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Outfit 4

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Outfit 5

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Outfit 6

12 x 12 challenge 6

Outfit 7

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Outfit 8

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Outfit 9

12 x 12 challenge 9

Outfit 10

12 x 12 challenge 10

Outfit 11

12 x 12 challenge 11

Outfit 12

12 x 12 challenge 12

I hope this post has inspired you to try a 12 x 12 challenge of your own! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see how I style and wear each outfit over the next 12 days.

Until next time,

Emily xx

P.S. If you loved this challenge, here’s a handy infographic for you to pin or hold onto!

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Lauren Loves Laughter

This is a great idea – I haven’t switched over my capsule wardrobe for the new season yet and everything is a bit of a mess so this would probably be a good way for me to get back into the groove of dressing with less!

I’d love to hear more about that app!

Lauren xx


I’d love to learn more about the app!