When I first started this blog, I had no idea exactly what would come of it. And I still don’t, haha! But one thing that I didn’t expect at all was to find a community of fashion-loving women on Instagram! I absolutely love this community of women who host and participate in style challenges each month.
If you’ve never heard of a “style challenge,” it’s when a person or group on Instagram hosts a contest. They publish a post at the beginning of the month with daily prompts, and there are usually sponsors that donate prizes. Then you use that hashtag each day when you post a photo that corresponds to the prompt. The prompts are pretty open-ended and it’s all about interpretation. It’s fun to scroll through and see other women’s outfits! I’ve made many “Instagram friends” through these challenges, as it brings like-minded people (who love sharing their outfits haha) together.
Another reason that these style challenges are so fun is because it makes me “go shopping” in my closet. I follow 4-5 challenges each month, and while I don’t hit every challenge every day, the prompts inspire me when I’m putting together an outfit. I usually end up finding new combinations of clothing because I’m trying to hit a bunch of challenges! It’s a fun way to switch up outfit planning.
Why am I going on and on about style challenges? Well, this outfit was created out of a style challenge! I had never worn this combination before, but I ended up loving it!! Here are the challenges I hit with this look:
- Pastel Green ( #911_stylechallenge)
- Espadrille Thrill (#wwwmarch)
- Diggin’ on Denim (#stopdropstylemarch)
- Make a Statement (#passionforfashionmarch)
You definitely need to check out those hashtags and see all the great outfits women come up with, and follow my Instagram here! 🙂