I often find myself falling into the habit of wearing a tank top, hoodie, and workout pants. Most days, I tie my hair back into a bun, dab on a little concealer, and head out the door. It’s easy and comfortable. It makes my hectic life manageable. But at the same time, I don’t like the fact that I don’t put my own appearance at the top of the priority list. I enjoy dressing up. A great outfit makes me happy and I appreciate being complimented when I make the effort.
This challenge is for people who want to get out of the habit of throwing on the same outfit every day. It’s for people who want to stand out, express themselves with more confidence and creativity, and improve their sense of style by learning about what patterns, colors, and silhouettes flatter their skin tones and body types best. It will take time and effort, but it won’t go unnoticed.
For 30 days, get dressed every day. No workout clothes, loungewear, leggings, running shoes, or flip flops allowed. Woman should accessorize, do your hair, and put some makeup on.
*Choose your outfit the night before. Don’t put yourself in a position where you are strapped for time and scrambling to put an ensemble together as you’re trying to get out the door.
*Liven up repeat items with different accessories.
*Make plans. A great motivator to dress up is to have somewhere to go, whether it’s a meeting, a lunch, cocktails with friends, or a movie.
*Get inspired. Follow fashion bloggers for ideas; there are hundreds of options for every style and budget.
*Sign up for a clothing service. Companies like Le Tote (I am a customer) or Stitch Fix send handpicked clothing and accessories based on your style profile directly to your door. You can try the clothes on from the comfort of your home and send back whatever you don’t like.
*Take risks. Throughout the month, wear something a little bolder, a little brighter, and a little outside your comfort zone. Bright pink lipstick? A bow tie? Stripes and polka dots? Why not! This is the month to experiment and have fun with clothing.
- WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW OFTEN – list the details of the challenge on the Accountability Tracker.
2. DOCUMENT IT ON THE CHALLENGE CALENDAR:
3. THE REWARD – don’t forget to document your reward on the accountability tracker! How will you reward yourself? Do you respond better to milestone rewards or are you holding out for the big daddy upon completion? What will it be? What motivates you?
4. KEEP TRUDGING FORWARD – don’t give up. If you fall off the wagon, keep moving forward! Ask for help. That’s what family and friends are for!
5. REFLECTION – reflect on the challenge – what went well, and what could be better. Learn from this and use this to improve on yourself and your future challenges!
What’s your Challenge? Get started today!