Closet full of clothes, yet nothing to wear?
Feeling totally uninspired by what’s staring back at you everyday?
Each month fabulous fashion bloggers of the world, offer up #StyleChallenges on Instagram. This marks the fourth month I elected to participate in a few of these challenges. For my April Outfits click HERE | for May HERE | for June 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.
Here is a look at a few August Challenges:
What I love, is that you do not have to participate 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!
#40PlusStyle on Instagram, though not a style challenge, offers great daily inspiration!
This month, 40+Style featured this fun Style Challenge hosted by @NOTALAMB
I love the hashtag #iWillWearWhatiLike – YES!
First off, where did the summer go? Anyone else feel like it has just flown by?
It’s been so fun – I just want it to keep on going!
In the meantime, here’s a look at some of my favorite outfits, from the month of July.
Daytime Dress Looks
It was hot this month, which meant getting creative with shorts!
Destroyed jean looks
California Casual Chic Looks
My favorite purchase this month?
This fun skirt from Corey Lynn Calter that I picked up at the Anthropologie Tag Sale for under $25.00!
We’ve had lot’s of fun together, at work and play!
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 August. 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 this collage 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 August Style Challenges, follow me on Instagram!
You can find me on Instagram as @AskSuzanneBell, link in HERE
Looking to catch up on some past AskSuzanneBell posts?
I love a great drugstore beauty buy! Some of my favorites in this post HERE
Looking for a fun summer read? What I’m reading and want to read, HERE
Espadrilles are fun and I’ve got the look for less, in this post HERE
I know when I get home, I can’t wait to slip into something comfy and casual.
California Chic from Young Fabulous and Broke in this post HERE
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I love that printed short skirt… More versatile than most prints and cute waist. Also I would like to ask where you bought that striped fan skirt sundress? Another standout is the white with black polka dots. Btw I bought some block heal 2 strap sandals in NYC last winter and have worn them with everything since. I agree they stay put and so comfy. I like it when u show a month of outfits that are casual and dressy plus go from day to night easily.
Hi Cyndy! Thanks for dropping a comment! As for the fan dress, do you mean the blue and white stripe one? If so, it is an older style from T-bags which I picked up at Neiman Marcus Last Call. It does require a tube bra under it or a tank as it is pretty low cut. The polka dot is a steal over at Old Navy if they still have any left. It is a blogger fave as fellow blogger Melissa of YummoMummo has the same dress! Hope you are having a great weekend! XO