Closet full of clothes, yet nothing to wear?
Feeling totally uninspired by what’s staring back at you everyday?
As many of you now know, each month fabulous fashion bloggers of the world, offer up #StyleChallenges on Instagram. This marks the fifth month I elected to participate in a few of these challenges. For my April Outfits click HERE | May HERE | June HERE | July HERE
When I started all this “Style Challenge” business, I felt a bit out of my comfort zone, getting dressed and posting a fun outfit every day – but I gave it a try. I sought out challenges that I thought fit my profile of a 40+ working mom, who loves fashion, style, color and accessories. I have discovered a world of creative women, which I now follow, who inspire me on a daily basis with their fun outfits, ideas and fashion. Having a theme for each day forced me to dig into my closet, and work with items I owned, to create fun new outfits – that was the best part!
At the beginning of each month, the person hosting the challenge posts a list with 30 days of outfit ideas, from there it is up to you to come up with your outfit, and post it to the style challenge hashtag on Instagram.
First things first, before we get started, I gotta share that Nordstrom is having a sale!
End-of-Summer Clearance Sale | September 2-13 | up to 40% off
If you have had your eye on something – even as recently as the Anniversary Sale, there are new markdowns – including my Current Elliot ‘Cropped Straight’ frayed crop jean, seen on the blog now $118.90 HERE | was $198.00
There are tons of great deals on wear now and even into fall merchandise. I spotted lots of foundations, denim, tops and sweaters – current pieces, now on sale.
Pop on over to www.Nordstrom.com for details.
OK, now you know what I know; lets take a look at a few of the September Instagram Challenges:
What I love, is that you do not have to participate in a challenge, to be inspired – you can follow along, with an endless world of outfit ideas, at your fingertips, posted by real people just trying to get up and look stylish each day!
For me, September is always a tricky month for outfits. I am looking to fall, but out in these parts, temps could easily be in the high 70’s till November. I’m kinda done with summer dressing and want to transition into a new season, yet the weather doesn’t allow for heavy sweaters (which I love) and boots everyday. This month will be a fun challenge!
Here’s a look at some of my favorite Instagram outfits, from the month of August.
Daytime Dress Looks
Jumpsuits | Day and Nightime
Kimono paired with a maxi skirt, worn here as a dress
Yes, this jean, purchased last month, at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – it’s now on sale again!
In case you scanned over the post above, it just got marked down (a few bucks less than I paid for it) now $118.80 | Nordstrom | HERE
I took mine out for a few test drives, this past month.
It’s super comfortable and I love the updated frayed hem. Runs true to size. Dressing room reviews on this Current Elliot straight leg jean can be found in this post HERE.
Denim for work
This was a month for sandals, here’s a look ones that were in heavy rotation for August.
From top left, clockwise:
Anthropologie |J Crew Gladiators | Kork-Ease clog | Coach wedge | Old Navy lace-up espadrille | Ilse Jacobsen sparkle flip-flop | Coach wedge | Banana Republic peep toe espadrille
My favorite purchase this month?
I’d have to say, my chambray culottes, from Tracy Reese.
For more culotte looks, where to buy and how I styled mine this past month, pop on over to this post HERE
You can find more, past outfit ideas, on my Instagram Feed, which is @AskSuzanneBell. (link below). I’m looking forward to participating in a few fun challenges for September. Jump in and participate if you like! Some even offer prizes to boot! But, if you aren’t up for the whole thing, you can print the collage at the top of this post or save it on your phone, then challenge yourself to remix what you have, perhaps try a few new ideas along the way!
Fashion should be fun, enjoy the journey!
If you want to keep up with me during the September Style Challenges, follow me on Instagram!
Thanks for stopping by!
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