Don’t let this post title fool you. I’m still not a fashion and beauty blogger. And I never will be.
Want to know how? Here are my two approaches to using Instagram to help me look stylish.
STYLE DARES AND CHALLENGES
I follow a bunch of seriously stylish fashionista type people (official term).
I don’t want to be them. I just like looking at them. Fashion can be like a work of art sometimes. And I don’t get art; I don’t understand it. I just know what I like when I see it.
A lot of these seriously stylish fashionista type people host style dares and challenges. Usually, they release a list of prompts for a month. You then play along, wearing something each day that is inspired by the prompt for the day.
I love playing along with these dares and challenges. And I’m going to let you in on a secret: I like playing along with more than one AT THE SAME TIME.
Sound tricky? It’s exactly the opposite. Say one prompt is ‘maxi’. This narrows my wardrobe considerably – in fact, it gives me a choice of five dresses, two of which are too dressy for everyday wear. Once I add in ‘denim’ and ‘sporty’, my outfit has been decided for me, with no effort whatsoever.
Here are some more examples:
I love whoever came up with these hashtags. Last month, when my fave style challenge compiler took a month off, I wasn’t sure what to do. Who would decide what I should wear every day? ME?! Ha! Not likely.
So I decided to be ‘inspired’ by the seriously stylish fashionista type people that I follow on Instagram. Not just by their general style and knowledge, but by specific outfits.
Got it yet? ‘Inspired’ is code for ‘copied’. I copied them. Completely copied them. (With the restriction that all items had to come from my existing wardrobe. I’m a woman on a budget.)
Some outfits were an almost spot-on match.
Some outfits sparked actual style inspiration (whodathunk?), so I matched silhouettes, patterns and/or colours instead.
And it was a whole lotta fun. Enough fun to make this style-related post seem like a good idea.
Who even am I anymore?
Are you a style-free fake fashionista like me? Do you have any tips to share?