Introducing DAREcember 2016
DAREcember is the culmination of over five years of Style Dares on Fox in Flats – the original style challenge online – where we’ve been encouraging ourselves to step out of our comfort-zones, haul ourselves out of our fashion ruts, shake off our day-to-day uniforms, and spice things up a little.
The idea is simple: to experiment with hair, beauty, and fashion and rock a different style every day for a month.
December is such an exciting time of year, filled with loved ones and the tingly anticipation of The Big Day.
And it’s also a month where it’s easy to get caught up in the silliness: the social engagements, the menu plans, the shopping, the wrapping, and OMG the diplomacy!
Diplomatically navigating away from tipsy Simon from Accounts at the work Christmas party; diplomatically explaining to little ones why they may not get that elephant they really want for Christmas; and diplomatically navigating social obligations with our well-meaning relies.
And so, more often than not, the focus is on everyone else, and there’s little time for ourselves.
DAREcember is a fun way to put the focus back on you, in little ways, each day throughout the silly season.
Here’s how to play:
To join in, simply check the daily Style Dare from the list below and wear it your way.
Share your styling handiwork on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram #DAREcember @FoxinFlats
Tips, ideas, and inspiration for each daily style dare
1. Red Lip
Nothing creates a centre of power and sex appeal like a bold red lip. A little gun shy? Check out these tips and tricks and don’t look back:
There’s a reason why the stripe has real staying power. Horizontal, vertical, wide or narrow, it all adds up to a winning look. Get some nautical inspiration here:
No matter what you got up to during the week, it’s time to slow the tempo. From your fave boyfriend jeans and tee to cuddly soft knits, hit the cruise button like Frakie said and relax.
4. Buns Hun
Whether it’s a sleek top knot or a relaxed chignon, this ‘do is a great time saver that’s fashion friendly.
Start off the week with your most colourful outfit. Colour block or one big pop, go bright and create some positive vibes.
6. Arm Candy
The odds will be stacked in your favour when you mix bangles, cuffs, and watches. Get inspired with these tips on how to throw the perfect arm party:
7. Black Out
From smoothing bumps to camouflaging flaws, go from day to night with this great neutral. Not sure how to go head to toe, check out these style inspos:
From hair to skirts, get things moving. Nothing makes you feel more fun, flirty, and fierce.
9. Killer Heels
We’re talking the take no prisoners kind of heels you’d be willing to kill or die for. To keep on dancing all night, try a few of these tricks:
10. New ‘Do
Ever scanned a magazine and thought you might like that style? Whether you chop and change or move your part, now’s the time to try something new with your ‘do.
11. Tuck ‘n Roll
Tuck in your shirt and roll up your sleeves, show us how you do it. Find some ideas here:
Whether it’s a treasure from your Nan or a pre-loved bargain you snatched up, time to dust off that special something something. Here’s a few tips on finding the perfect catch:
13. Orange Kisses
A bit unsure of straight up red? Slick it’s gentler cousin on your lips to brighten your smile and add a little sun to your pout.
14. Print Mix
Florals, spots, or stripes? All of the above! Get happy and get mixing with these tips and tricks:
15. She’s a Lady
Class things up with a string of pearls or a lady-like silhouette. Channel your inner Grace Kelly or Princess Kate.
16. Neck Party
Mix things up with necklaces of varying lengths and materials for some serious chic. Need a little style inspo? Check this out:
17. Big Hair, Don’t Care
Pump up the volume! Go big or go home.
18. In the Navy
A great go-to neutral, blue hues go from desk to dinner in a chic flash.
From greens to neutrals, hunt big fashion game.
20. Foxy Flats
There’s a reason why French women have cornered the market on this staple. Nonchalant sex appeal.
21. Forgot I Had This…
Reunited and it feels so good! Pull out an old fave that’s been languishing in your closet and rekindle your romance.
22. White Hot
Everyone needs crisp white in their wardrobe. Show off your tan or dress to impress with this quintessential neutral.
23. Solid Gold
Golden hues add instant warmth and volume. From eye-shadow to dresses or sandals, make like a Bond Girl and glow.
24. Holiday Glitz
Be both naughty and nice with something shiny or a little bit fancy. And if you go a bit over the top, just blame the sparkling darling.
25. Something New
If Santa was good to you or you’ve had that special item on hold, now’s the time to wear it, live it, and love it.
26. Lazy Days
Time to unwind and spend much needed quality time with friends and family in something that’s whisper soft or snuggly. How’s the serenity?
27. Hats Off
With all the frazzle of the holiday lead up, your hair might be going on strike. That’s where a good hat comes in; it’s chic and hides the abuse from products or styling implements.
28. Hair Bling
A twinkly headband, metallic hair cuff or sparkly barrette sets the tone of the week. It’s almost party time and it’s time to shine!
29. Animal Instinct
Work it like a neutral and wear it with a snarl.
From rock stars to princesses to sexy sirens, nothing sizzles like dramatic black eyeliner. It’s further proof that where’s smoke, there’s fire!
What better way to say Hello 2016 than with something shiny and fun. Add a glass of bubbly and get this party started.
Ring a ding ding and Happy New Year!
We’ll also be sharing handy tips, ideas and inspiration on site on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for that day’s challenge throughout DAREcember, so if you’re not following us already on your go-to social network, hook up with us now.
We love to see your styling handiwork!
Seeing how everyone interprets the daily style challenges, 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.
That’s why we’ll be sharing our daily faves around the interwebs for your sartorial enjoyment. Click here for some fun galleries created with photos other’s have shared while doing our Dares over the last four years.
And don’t be shy!
You’ll find that in doing this Style Dare and sharing your photos you’ll get so much more out if it than just style inspiration.
See what one of our past participants said about her experience in this touching post: 10 things I’ve learnt from uploading selfies on Instagram.
This prompt-list is custom-built for Instagram to share with your followers so they know why the heck you’re suddenly posting selfies every day this month.
Here’s a button to pop on your sidebar to show you’re doing #DAREcember, and to encourage your readers to join in too. Simply right click to save and link it back to this post.
If you blog about your #DAREcember efforts, let us know so we can read your posts and share the love around, 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 DAREcember, we’ll call you ‘Chicken’! (or maybe ‘Turkey’ given the season and all)
Here’s to putting style back into the silly season. Have fun and good luck!