The long and the short of our latest style challenge
What started out as a bit of a joke one night following a Facebook status share where I may have thrown Vicki from The Fashionable Mum in the deep end by declaring a war on shorts, with us both refusing to wear them this summer, certainly gained momentum and interestingly a lot of flak both in comments which I needed to delete and then abusive emails.
The War On Shorts Blog Post | The Style Challenge
The negative comments and emails mainly questioning my right to declare a war on something so trivial. I had intended to follow this up with an open letter to shorts and the people who have lost the ability to take a joke at this time of year but you know what in the scheme of things and all the bad that has happened in the world lately, declaring a war on something so trivial probably wasn’t the best way to go about this challenge.
Having said all that I’m super impressed with everyone that popped on a pair of shorts and joined our challenge. Especially, Vicki from The Fashionable Mum whose distaste for shorts started the Share Your Shorts Summer Style Challenge (#shareyourshorts) ball rolling. Thanks to Katies, Vicki will now be sporting three pairs of stylish shorts this summer (photographic evidence here: Casing Katies for Summer Shorts with The Fashionable Mum).
blogful handful of the gorgeous #shareyourshorts entries on Instagram:
This time round there were two prizes up for grabs, one for those that jumped on board with a blog post and another for sharing your shorts over on Instagram.
Our blog winner is: Away From The Blue | Printed Stripes and Shorts
Our Instagram winner: icadoo (Andrea Koster) with what might just end up being my next challenge with The Fashionable Mum, I’m calling it ‘may the Shorts be with you’….
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A massive thanks to everyone that participated, with a special mention to Nikki from Styling You, who is always a huge inspiration when it comes to everyday style (as long as it has nothing to do with puffer vests). Rachel from Redcliffe Style who I believe also has issues with shorts but gosh looking at her photos and blog posts you wouldn’t know it (Dressing Up Shorts | Redcliffe Style). Finally, the gorgeous Kimba Likes who despite having major blog issues this month and needing to move hosts, still jumped on board in a big way.
Next challenge coming soon but in the meantime, keep sharing your shorts because I still haven’t found what I’m looking for……. which possibly has more to do with my super white rather out of shape legs than anything else.
If you are a blogger and would like to ‘case’ a brand on our behalf, stay tuned for a little callout early in the new year.
NOW!! Without wanting to call a war on anything else this close to Christmas (unless it involves me ‘casing’ a holiday destination), what are you struggling with when it comes to your summer wardrobe?