April Instagram Style Challenge

Delighted to introduce you to this month's special edition of the #StyleMe Instagram Challenge!

Special because I asked the Dean St bettys what they wanted to see in the prompts and was so overwhelmed with the creative cheeky ideas that every single day in #StyleMeApril {and half of May's already!} is thanks to you!

If you're joining us for the first time, here's the simple no-rules-principals:

1. There are no rules. Join us for one day or hold yourself accountable to all 30, this is about what works for you. Don't opt-out of this free inspiration because you decide you have to do it perfectly! Progress over perfection, m'dear.

2. Let the prompt inspire you each morning to see your closet with fresh eyes. Don't have something that's quite right? Get creative! Once again, don't count yourself out because you see a few days you don't instantly have an idea for. Do the opposite, borrow from a friend or use an accessory.

{P.S. One creative betty sets a reminder on her phone for all 30 days the night before, so she can think about the prompt before she goes to sleep and lay out her outfit. Others print and tape it in their closet, and another one displays it in her cubicle at work and all her coworkers come by on their way out to see what tomorrow is!}

3. Put a pause on shopping. If one of the prompts illuminates a gap in your wardrobe that you'd love to fill, that's great. Ultimately though my heart is to make better use of the clothes we've already invested in, so see how creative you can get with what's already there before you add more.

4. Take an iPhone pic and share it on Instagram using #StyleMeApril and/or elsewhere on your blog or social media. 

5. Encourage beauty. I'm humbled to say the Dean St bettys are one of the sweetest tribes on Instagram. Be generous with your likes and your words of affirmation, sharing only positivity and words that will make one another authentically glow.

And oh yes, we've got our very first video challenge day! Sometimes I like to take a little #DeanStDanceBreak whether I'm having a rough or rockstar day.

So put on a song and an outfit that makes you wanna dance, and bring a little joy and levity to your Instagram followers and the other #StyleMe bettys, reminding us that life is short and joy is found in the little things. {wink}

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