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

12 x 12 challenge 1

Outfit 2

12 x 12 challenge 2

Outfit 3

12 x 12 challenge 3

Outfit 4

12 x 12 challenge 4

Outfit 5

12 x 12 challenge 5

Outfit 6

12 x 12 challenge 6

Outfit 7

12 x 12 challenge 7

Outfit 8

12 x 12 challenge 8

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
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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
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Ayden
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I’d love to learn more about the app!

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