Of all the months of the #StyleMe Instagram Closet Challenge, I confess that last December's was my favorite! I took extra liberties of creativity and cheekiness, playing off holiday words, and put a festive spin on the prompts from day one. I hope you have just as magical a time this year!
New to the #StyleMe challenge?
1. There are no rules. I loathe rules, I love principles.
2. This is about getting creative with and inspired by the clothes and closet you already own, so try not to shop. Did you know most of us wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time? Well, when left to our own devices that is. But #StyleMe is one of those tricks to shake things up! Confused on a day? Use your imagination and interpret it however you like!
3. Play one day or 30. I get so prickly when I see people write on Instagram, "Oh I can never stick with these things". Who said you have to do 30 days or stick with anything? Not I, my friend. One day of inspiration is better than none, right? So give yourself the challenge of discipline or the freedom to come and go. This is about what most inspires and empowers YOU.
4. Encourage beauty. A Dean St betty is all about authentically affirming those around her, so follow along with the hashtag #StyleMeDecember sharing likes and sweet comments with your fellow bettys. I can't tell you how many times I hear someone write, "Y'all are making my day with these compliments! Thank you!" It's so easy to make another person feel lovely and seen with just a few taps on your keyboard.
Now go forth and share this stylish free gift as an early holiday present!
Instagram it, Pin it, Tweet it, Facebook it, email it to your mom and your sister, share it in a blog post and invite your readers to join in, even add the jpg to your sidebar + link back to this post.
Print and tape it to your mirror and this can also be your advent calendar counting down to those morning pajamas on the 25h ...