Introducing Style Dare a Day, a style challenge for every day of March 2013.
We’ve been laying down Style Dares on Fox in Flats for over 18 months. They started as a weekly challenge, and recently we’ve tried sets of daily challenges packaged together in a little blue bow for a whole calendar month. DAREcember in December 2012, and FABruary in February 2013 have seen thousands of women from around the world sharing photos of their interpretations of each Daily Style Dare on social media – in particular Instagram at #DAREcember and #FABruray.
And this month we’re at it again.
Because Style Dares are such a fun and easy way to inspire the way we dress each day; they challenge us to try things we might ordinarily dismiss; they push us to rummage through our wardrobes and rediscover old items we own; and they force us to be more creative.
Ready to shake off your day-to-day uniforms, and spice things up a little?!
Tips, ideas and inspiration for each day of the March Style Dare
“Animal prints will make you happy” Roberto Cavalli told us, so today’s the day to release the beast.
2. Black & White
Sorry, MJ, but in Autumn 2013, it does matter if you’re black or white. Combine the two colours together and you’re on-trend with a massive texta tick. Check out the other key trends for the season here.
I reckon we’ve all got something khaki or camo in our wardrobes somewhere. Upscale with a tailored blazer, a crisp shirt, and some killer shoes. War paint optional.
Think classic, simple, uncluttered, natural, and top with a silk scarf. Tres chic! Be inspired by Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tatou, Vanessa Paradis, Ines de la Fressange and, of course, Coco Chanel.
5. Cuff ’em
Rolling jeans and pants can change the entire look of an outfit – some great tips for jean-rolling to match your shoes is here. Same goes for the sleeves of shirts, blouses and even t-shirts. Experiment for a new take on one of your old favourites.
6. Twist & Pin
Become the MacGyver of hair with a bobby pin, and try a new twisted up-do. Need more ideas and a bit of hand-holding? Download 30 Days of Twist and Pin Hairstyles for just $14.95 and get pinning!
Think blouses, skirts, and all things frilly.
8. Red Lipstick
“Gold! Always believe in your soul. You have the power to know – you’re indestructible. Always believe it…Gold!”
10. The Talking T
A T-shirt can speak volumes. Time to say it loud and proud.
It’s the shoe style du jour, and the spike of life.
The latest trend in nails, lips, and foundations. Dull it down.
Because it’s super happy!
Be inspired by The Queen of Reinvention and get into her groove. Pick an era and work it.
Delicate links or heavy metals, layer them or keep it simple and join the Chain Gang.
16. Cold Shoulder
Strapless, asymmetrical or simply shoulder-baring. We want skin and shoulder blades!
17. Swishy Swish
You know that sound when your clothes whisper when you walk? That.
18. Statement Shoes
Let ’em talk for you today.
19. Less Than $5
Sometimes the best finds are bargain finds. Showcase them, bargainistas!
20. Got The Blues
Classic, cool and always in style.
21. Fresh Face
How bare could you dare?
Afraid of the braid? Not today! We’ll hold your hand with loads of easy braid ideas and tutorials for every hair type here. And if you’re really squeezed for time, try 6 of the quickest braids or our 60 second backyard braid tutorial.
23. Rock Chic
Backstage pass at the ready for an outfit that screams “I’m with the band!” Stuck for ideas? Steal his band t-shirt like this, or work one rockin’ statement item back with classic tailored pieces like this.
24. Zipped Up
It’s a zip-a-de-doo-dah-day!
Shine, jangle and shimmer. No second places.
26. Bed Head
Tousled, sexy and BIG.
Real or fake, see if you can add a modern twist to your classic jewellery.
28. Black Beauty
Be creative – and no horse pics please 😉
29. Memory Clothes
The ones where the minute you put them on you are transported to another time.
30. My Mini Me
A child, a pet, or your partner. Dare you to create a mini version of yourself today. Dare you “One Million Dollars” (insert pinkie into mouth and raise eyebrow, Dr Evil style.)
See those Easter Eggs that bunny has left all ’round the garden? Outshine them.
How to join the March Style Dare
Simply save your own copy of the #FoxInFlatsStyleDare list (above) onto your computer or mobile device, then refer to it every day through March.
Or, print out a copy and pin it somewhere that you’ll see it every morning before you get dressed – it may be the bathroom mirror, the fridge, or even above the baby’s change table.
Then, simply refer to the calendar date daily, and wear the item listed for the day.
And most importantly? Wear it your way.
We’d love to see your styling handiwork!
Seeing how everyone interprets the daily style challenge , and getting a peek into the day-to-day lives of women around the world, is a huge part of what makes the Fox in Flats Style Dares so fun.
We’ll share our daily faves around the interwebs for your sartorial enjoyment.
For Social Media
Here’s a daily prompt custom-built for Instagram:
If you’ve got a blog, here’s a button to pop on your side-bar to show you’re up for the #FoxInFlatsStyleDare, and to encourage your readers to join in too. Simply right click and save and link it back to this post.
Or use the html code below for sidebar buttons:
If you blog about your #FoxInFlatsStyleDare efforts, let us know so we can read your posts and share the love around. Be sure to let us know and send Trackbacks to www.FoxinFlats.com.au
And in keeping with the standard rules of any good Dare, if you’re too afraid to join in with this month-long challenge, we’ll call you ‘Chicken‘!”
Here’s to a month of fabulousness. Have fun and good luck!