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Layering for Spring

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

As much as I’d love to be running around in a cool cut-off denim skirt and a light-weight knit for spring, Canada’s weather doesn’t roll with that.

It’s been pretty cold, very windy and has alternated between rain and snow for the last little while. That being said, spring is in the air because the sunshine levels have greatly increased which is awesome.

The spring 10x10 challenge just happened, which was hosted by Sell/Trade Slow Fashion and Buy from BIPOC. Their goal was for this 10x10 to highlight more BIPOC makers . If you owned items by BIPOC makers, you were encouraged to include them in your 10 item choices and if you didn’t yet own anything in that category, this 10x10 would provide some inspiration and the opportunity to discover new makers! You can check out the hashtag #STSFxBFBIPOC10x10 on insta to see more inspiration.

There were some awesome looks that came out of this challenge and which highlighted some beautiful makers. Here are some of my favs:

Ariel styles a super cute jumpsuit with a little cropped jacket. You can find her here on insta. Her jumpsuit is by Mien Studios which makes sustainably-made small batch style that work for pregnancy and after!

Brandi styles a simple tank with wide leg cropped trousers. I love the natural looking fabric texture and simple colours. And the necklace adds something special! The tank is by Sotela which is a busy positive brand owned by a WOC. Sotela has the nicest jumpsuits in amazing colours!!!!

Gillian styles an Aliya Wanek sweatshirt in the most beautiful rusty orangey colour. This colour is honestly the perfect blend between a neutral and a pop of colour. Love how she styled it with light wash denim and warm toned booties.

I was pretty consistent in my 10x10 but wore a lot of the same outfits with slight differences (ie. exact same outfit but one day with a white T and the next day with a black T). My hope for next time is that I can be a little more creative in what I style.

This look, however, I was happy to put together in order to feel more “spring” with the Moto jacket but while having the added warmth of my wool coat. It was a new, fresh outfit which I really enjoyed. My ankles did freeze a little but I was getting tired of a monochromatic 10x10 so I needed to add some print!

I think I might re-do the 10x10 just for myself when the weather warms up a bit to see how it differs!

How was your 10x10?



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