That's right ladies, I'm at it again....a new article every single day all throughout the month of August. This time there is a twist though. 100% Outfits!!! I'm combining Outfit October's 30 days of looks into BLOGust. Last year between work, school, relationships, and blogging it all got to be a lot to handle, so I'm taking it easy this year. This upcoming month, however, you will get a new article every single day, but with a fashion challenge! You heard that right, an outfit challenge that you can partake in at home, for free....if you want to of course.
This month is about pushing you out of your comfort zone and helping you further discover what styles, colors, prints, patterns, and combinations suit you and your body type the best. And what's the best way to do that exactly? Experiment! Try new things! It's easy to get into a rut of what's comfortable, but when's the last time someone told you what to wear every morning? 20, 25, 30 years ago? As a future stylist, this is going to become my job, helping women get dressed. So if I can lend my services for free while I'm young, you bet your butt I'm going to. Not everyone can afford a professional stylist, so that's where I come in all througout the month of August. You'll get your fashion challenge by the time you wake up!!! The articles will be posted by midnight (EST time), and you can read them as you get ready in the morning. Of course I'll be participating along with you with looks styled by yours truly. You're going to have to trust me though. Some of these things you're not going to like and that's ok, dress outside your comfort zone for one day, who's it going to hurt? Plus, you never know who you will meet in the process, a great outfit doubles as a fantastic conversation starter or icebreaker.
So who is Blogust for?.......everyone. But there are a couple woman I'm hoping will benefit the most from this month of outfit challenges.
The girl who has struggled with personal style. You probably just haven't found something that really makes you feel like a better version of yourself, by the end of the month HOPEFULLY something will click. In the looks I will be styling for you, you will see everything from bright colors and prints or black and white looks, to pencil skirts paired with sneakers and fun summer sundresses. Try and keep an open mind and you will find a style that speaks to you, you can replicate my looks or just use them for inspiration. Once you've found your personal style.....your body is your canvas and your clothes are works of art.
The woman who has a closet FULL of stuff yet always feels like she has "nothing to wear". Here's what you need to know, I am that very woman.....but I didn't go shopping for anything to complete this whole month of looks. More importantly though, you'll see pieces that have been on the blog before. We're not all Oprah, we can't afford to wear something once then never wear it again. Plus, what fun would that be anyways? To not get the satisfaction of wearing your favorite jeans so much they get holes in the knees, or the one shirt that you've worn so much everywhere you've traveled that it should have it's own passport. You simply need to fall back in love with your wardrobe, and if it's anything like mine... you won't need to go shopping, even if you want to, to complete a single one of these outfit challenges. USE WHAT YOU ALREADY OWN, and fall back in love with that piece of clothing that made your eye twinkle when you bought it years ago.
The lady who needs to feel beautiful again. You're the most important. Clothing.....is......amazing. And getting dressed should be FUN! Sure, sweatpants and a t-shirt are so stupid comfortable that you could just sleep in them, but dresses are too! Heels may hurt but they make you feel sexy! KNOWING your butt looks good because you have the right pair of jeans on is the best feeling in the world. So let's fall in love with getting dressed again. Let's feel beautiful again. With the right outfit, and the right pair of shoes....you're unstoppable, and your confidence will shine greater than that fantastic look you put together anyways! When you know what clothes make you feel confident, and you know what styles pop your personality, clothing will aid in making you feel pretty again.
So are we ready ladies? Hopefully this will be the start of something new for you. If I can impact just one of your lives then I'll be happy. I know what you wear isn't what defines you, there are more "important" things than fashion, but that doesn't mean you have to wear jeans and a blank tee every day. You can be successful, smart, educated, charitable, compassionate and everything else you want to be, a great outfit is only the icing on the cake. So let's stop being ashamed of spending time on ourselves, we've earned it.
I hope you all enjoy this month, and I hope you enjoy the challenges I came up with for you! Remember, you will only get out of it what you decide to put into it....so be open minded. As always....