Introducing Style Dare a Day, the style challenge for every day of June 2013.
We’ve been laying down Style Dares on Fox in Flats for nearly two years now. They started as a weekly challenge, but since last December, we’ve been putting together sets of daily challenges wrapped up in little blue bows that can take you through a whole calendar month.
And since then, there’s been a groundswell of women from around the world sharing photos of their interpretations of each Daily Style Dare on social media – in particular Instagram at #FoxinFlatsStyleDare
And this month, we’re at it again.
As lots of us keep discovering, Style Dares are 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 items we haven’t worn in ages. And they force us to be more creative.
In just 30 days, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have rejuvenated your wardrobe (without necessarily spending any money!), and you’ll feel more confident about your personal style.
Here’s what some of the past ‘Style Dare Devils’ on Instagram have had to say about it:
“I walked out of the house feeling super confident and glam this morning and it’s all thanks to you.” @stayathometerritory
“I love this ‘Style Dare’ for pushing my style boundaries.” @amandaviljoen
“I bought this for a @foxinflats dare ages ago & now wear it all the time. Love it.” @readupsidedown
“Oh my goodness. I can’t believe the number of people who commented on how much they loved my lipstick today. Even my DAD commented! Would never have tried this if not for the style dare, but now I’m a fan!! Thankyou Andrea!” Danielle
“I love the way the #foxinflatsstyledare challenge brings out so many people supporting others in their ‘style confidence finding adventures.'” @thechailatte
“I love the style dare community for sure.” @jaimeewood
“Thanks @foxinflats for taking me out of my comfort zone.” @monsoon_princess
“Since the Style Dares started, I’ve loved finding new ‘out-of-the-box’ ways to wear existing and unloved items in my wardrobe. I’ve gained confidence and have encouraged (haha, more like bullied!) some stylistically-challenged friends to give the Dares a go! I’m not sure if you knew just how much your Style Dares would influence women all over the world…” @katy_potaty
Ready to shake off your day-to-day uniforms and spice things up a little?!”
Tips, ideas and inspiration for each day of June Style Dare a Day.
1. Big Hair
Pump up the volume and dance!
2. Sassy Pants
Cool, sexy, spunky, fun. Get your sassy pants on and wear them with a wink.
3. Arm Party
Round up your favourite wrist candies and crank up the tunes because today we’re having an epic party – on our arms! For tips on how to throw an awesome arm party, click here, and be inspired by hundreds of women who joined our previous Arm Party Dare here.
4. Coloured Tights
Colour in your pins! Here’s 6 tight-wearing tips to get you started.
5. Bright Eyes
Sparkle bright like a diamond, and make those peepers pop!
6. Coco Chanel
Listen to Coco – she knows stuff:
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
“A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous.”
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Ready boots? Start walkin’! Here’s 9 ideas on how to slam on the boots regardless of the weather.
Cowboy, beanie, baseball, fedora – shove it on your noggin’ and wear with a grin. Need more inspo? Check out 7 ways to wear a baseball cap without looking like you’re in the Little League, the fedora I wear on a bad hair day, 4 ways to wear a floppy felt hat, and style it up with these classic hat & sunglasses combinations.
It’s time for some floaty, feminine swishiness!
For tips and ideas, take a look at 7 ways to wear your summer maxi in cooler weather, and how to find a maxi that’ll suit your shape. For new styling ideas check out 39 ways to rock your frock, and if you think you’re too short to wear a maxi, check out our 5 ways to max out a maxi if you’re vertically challenged.
It’s the Queen’s Birthday, so give ‘ol Lizzie your own bespoke version of The Royal Wave, in sartorial form.
The Librarian. The Messy. The Ballerina. The Knotted. Or be inspired by this loose bun seen at the Rag & Bone show during New York Fashion Week. So many tasty bun hairstyles to choose from today. Trip to the bakery optional.
12. Hot Pink Lipstick
It’s one of the key trends for Spring/Summer 2013/14, so get ready to rework your whole outfit in shades of grey (or white, or blue, or yellow, or green…)
14. Foxy Flats
Because some shoes don’t need a heel to be fabulous.
Get your glitter on and shake those sequins in the sun! Here’s 11 ways to bring the bling.
16. Your Best Bit
Celebrate your own unique personal beauty, and showcase what you like most. Deep breath, here’s mine.
17. New Hair Style
You know that excuse you’ve been waiting for to change your hair? This is it. Try a hair-do you’ve never done before. Double dare you to change the colour and the cut!
18. Leopard Print
19. Wonder Woman
The invisible plane, the golden lasso, those magic double cuffs, plus the body, the outfit, the hair… BAM! While us mere mortals may not be able to achieve her total package (and the leotard might not cut it at work), today’s the day to be inspired by the most kick-ass super-heroine ever. KaPOW!
20. Brooch Cluster
The antique brooch your grandmother wore to your parents’ wedding. The Cure badge you bought at your first concert. That enamel pin you discovered in a thrift store. And the precious lady-bug brooch your mum gave you when you were 5. Cluster in themes, and scatter liberally. Here’s 19 ideas for rockin’ your treasures, and 55 more ways that Fox in Flats readers have showcased their brooches.
21. Nail Art
Don your art smock and unleash your creativity by decking out your digits. Check out Nail Romance for inspiration and easy tutorials.
If you think you’re too old, too big, too knock-kneed, too gangly, too wobbly – I’ll bet you aren’t. Challenge yourself to see how short you can go! Balance the mini with something long-sleeved and loose up top, team with tights, then dance.
23. Fresh Face
Show your natural beauty. 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.
25. Red Lipstick
It’s the day to dress, style and even Smell Like Teen Spirit. “Thank you, Seattle!!”
27. Silk Scarf
Around your neck, in your hair, as a belt, on your bag, a beautiful silk scarf will elevate the plainest of outfits. Click here for lots of flowing ideas.
Whether it’s embracing your natural curls or creating them with rollers, tongs or a GHD, it’s time to get your kink on.
29. Killer Heels
We’re talking the kinda heels you’d be willing to die – or kill – for. But to make sure you stay as comfy as possible while the world’s checking out your teetering, towering pins, check out these 5 tips for surviving in heels.
30. My Style Mantra
To end the month, share with your fellow foxes the stylish words you live by. They don’t need to come from someone famous (though it’s fine if they do); we just want to see what kind of rallying cry inspires your sense of style.
Oh, and high-five yourself: you did it, you completed the Style Dare for June.
How to join the June Style Dare
Simply save your own copy of the Fox In Flats Style Dare list (above or below) onto your computer or mobile device – somewhere easy to access.
Or, print out a copy and pin it somewhere that you’ll see it every morning before you get dressed – such as 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.
But the most important thing of all, is to wear the Dare your way.”
We’d 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. Take a look at some of the galleries we’ve built featuring participants of past Style Dares – it’s so inspiring!
Here’s a daily prompt-list custom-built for Instagram to share with your followers so they know why the heck you’re suddenly posting selfies every day.
Here’s a button to pop on your sidebar to show you’re up for the Fox In Flats Style Dare, and to encourage your readers to join in too. Simply right click to save and link it back to this post.
Or drop in 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 towww.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 full of fabulous. Have fun and good luck!