TGIF pretties! Over in Summer GYPO Style Challenge land we are finishing out our first full week of outfits. One of my favorite parts of the challenge is seeing each challenger’s spin on the daily outfit. If you’re not familiar with how the style challenge works, each participant is given a shopping list of outfit essentials. After they have the pieces in place, I give them 21 days worth of daily outfits created from them. Modifications and substitutions are A-OK and actually highly encouraged!
The two comments I’ve heard the most during this first week are:
1. It’s SO nice not having to think about what I’m wearing every day.
2. I’m way out of my comfort zone…and it feels good!
Continuing in the tradition of the Spring GYPO Style Challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite looks from each of the three weeks of the summer outfits.
Here are my week one outfit picks.
On day three of the challenge, we styled a red/white striped shirt with khaki shorts, a long necklace and metallic sandals.
When I sat down to do this month’s installment of the selfie style diary, I realized that I only had three outfits posted on Instagram this past month…THREE. That’s not to say that I haven’t been getting dressed, I just haven’t been posting.
Well, that’s actually not entirely true either. I’ve been wearing a lot of yoga pants lately. It’s just been one of those months. Honestly the end of the school year always blindsides me a little. This year was especially busy with our son’s high school graduation this past weekend. So I get a free pass this time, right?
I did manage to find a few outfits to share with you – all of them heavily influenced by pieces from the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge. One of the perks of putting a challenge together is that it makes it easy for me to get dressed too!
Yes, THIS happened over the weekend. We couldn’t be more proud of our son Devon! While I’ve been dreading his high school graduation for the past year (and thinking I would be a crying mess the whole time), it was by far the best graduation we’ve ever been to. The speeches were incredibly entertaining and it was just one big, fun celebration. What a unique experience!
LATE REGISTRATION OPEN
If you missed the deadline to sign up for the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge, there’s still time to join us. The shopping list went out last Friday and late registration is open now through June 15th, when the first outfit will be released. The women participating are sharing so many awesome shopping tips in the Facebook group. You can sign up now and get your shopping list immediately. Join in the fun HERE!
Summer style should be as effortless as possible. Can I get an “amen”? Effortless summer style doesn’t have to mean a daily summer uniform of tank tops, shorts and flip flops. While that’s an easy outfit formula, it doesn’t exactly qualify as style. 🙂
The good news is that it’s entirely possible to step up your summer style game while retaining some kind of comfort and ease. You just have to have the right pieces and know how to wear them.
Yesterday I hosted my first ever tele-seminar and style Q&A where I shared my Five Summer Essentials for Effortless Style. It was so much fun to chat live with some of the women who I’ve gotten to know through the style challenges. Thanks to those of you who brought great questions to the call!
You can listen to the full call and Q&A, along with some BONUS reveals from the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge, just press play below to hear the entire call.
SUMMER STYLE SEMINAR RECORDING
Follow along with this list of my five must-have’s for effortless summer style.
Five Summer Wardrobe Essentials for Effortless Style
1. Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are one of my favorite summer style pieces because they’re cool and comfortable and define effortless style. Just add metallic sandals and a fedora and you have an instant outfit that’s perfect for anything!
A fedora adds a fun touch to all of your summer outfits. Even if you’re not a hat wearer, almost everyone looks good in a fedora style. Try it with a simple tank top and shorts to kick up your style a notch.
Accessorizing can be tricky in the summer months. I try to keep it as unfussy as possible by adding a long necklace to my maxi dresses, t-shirts and tank tops. Or try a neutral pair of statement earrings to dress up all of your casual looks.
Printed shorts are the item I’ve added most to my closet this season. They add interest to plain t-shirts and tank tops and look great with a pair of neutral wedges. Try mixing patterns by pairing them floral patterns, polka dots or stripes on top.
SUMMER STYLE ME PRETTY CHALLENGERegistration for the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge closes tomorrow at midnight! If you’d like to get my complete summer wardrobe shopping list on Friday morning plus 21 days of summer outfits delivered to your inbox daily, sign up HERE.
Here are two sample outfits from the challenge.
Registration closes at midnight TOMORROW, sign up now HERE!
I FEEL PRETTY
It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!
I am so glad I was part of the Fall 2019 Style Challenge. It gave me confidence and so many great outfitt ideas. The ladies in the group were very supportive and I will defintetly be doing another challenge in the future.
Betty Weyandt Lamont December 20, 2019
I’ve been participating in the GYPO Style Challenges for three years now and I’ve loved it. I’ve always loved clothes, but I didn’t know how to put outfits together. My closet is now full of mix-and-match outfits, I have learned how to dress myself, and there is no more stress in figuring out to wear. The private FB group is full of wonderful ladies that build each other up. It’s so fun and is seriously the best group on FB.
Kirstin Rasmussen McFarlane November 20, 2019
Get Your Pretty On has changed my life, seriously. I have always chased what is trendy but found from season to season, that things go out of style and I was wasting money on items that I would only end up wearing a few times. GYPO has enabled me to simplify my closet, helps me make smarter purchasing decisions, and I feel so put together and confident using the outfit formulas that are provided. This program is a GAME CHANGER. I've been following GYPO for a few years now and my only regret is not jumping on board sooner.
Michelle Kline November 20, 2019
Great community of ladies, helping each other look stylish, without breaking the bank, and using much of what you already own.
Chosen Faith November 19, 2019
GYPO challenges have been one of the best things I have done! It had taught me so much more than just creating a closet of clothes that I love but also to have confidence in myself, how to pick and choose colors that work for me instead of against, and had given a wonderful community of Pretties who are so special.
Maraline Freeman October 16, 2019
I love GYPO!!! I finally feel put together and stylish! The shopping lists and outfit combinations make shopping and getting dressed effortless.
Krista Probst October 16, 2019
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