Beyond The 10×10: The Capsule Rebuild Project

Yesterday I wrapped up another great 10×10 challenge, the 4th 10×10 I have participated in! I’ll be honest that after 4 times participating, my big takeaways from these challenges have been A) no one cares that I wear the same thing all the time and B) I am 100% content with wearing only 10 items for 10 days. (Want to know what a 10×10 challenge is? Click here.)


It’s not that the 10×10 challenge isn’t a challenge anymore, but as I’m scrolling through the #10x10friends Instagram feed, around day 7 I start seeing people say “can I please have my closet back now?” and I no longer feel deprived by a 10×10 challenge.

That’s why I’m going to try something new. Enter: The Capsule Rebuild Project.

(It sounds cooler if you add “Project” at the end)

This time around, after I selected my 10 pieces, I moved all of the other clothing in my closet to the closet of the guest bedroom. I’m practically the poster child for the phrase “out of sight, out of mind,” so I was curious to see, at the end of the challenge, if there were any pieces I would fall back in love with after taking a break from them. Here’s a picture of my actual closet, containing my winter 10×10 items and a few base layers:


Here’s how it’s going to work. I’m going to continue wearing my 10×10 items until I determine a need or super strong desire to wear something else. I’ll “go shopping” in my guest bedroom closet to get the thing I need.


I’ve already pulled out a third pair of jeans from the second closet and traded out one sweater that just wasn’t working for me.

When the winter/spring season has ended, and I’m starting to think about summer things, I’ll evaluate whatever is left in the guest closet. I will probably donate the things that don’t get pulled back into my closet, because the minute I opened the guest closet after I was done with the 10×10, my very first reaction was “why do I have all these clothes?” I’m so curious to see what is left by the end!

I’d love to know your thoughts on my extended 10×10 experiment! Does this sound totally absurd? Have you done anything like this before? What results did you have?


Have a joy-filled week!

Anna Signature

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