All I can say is..wow. Our readers are THE BEST. This week’s challenge (by far) had the highest amount of #TMEStyleChallenge participation yet. You all styled up your non-skinny denim like champs..and I sense that plenty of you may be ready to put those old skinnies to rest..am I right? Too soon? Dare we do it?
Want in on a little secret? S thinks bootcut denim is going to reappear for REAL in the very near future. At least we got our styling practice in now. Scroll through for a ton of reader inspo and to see how Team TME took on this week’s sartorial stumper. To the overwhelming amount of readers who played along and have in past weeks – thank you SO much. You have no idea how fun this is for us to see.
This Week’s Winner Is…
For our random drawing, this week’s $50 gift card winner is: Lisa S! Check your IG DM’s, girl! XO
2 More Challenges This Month
WEEK 3 (10/15 – 10/22): Wear Your Pajamas OUT – Did we just make you gasp? Good. We challenge you to make an actual pajama piece work in a real-life outfit. Pajama-inspired works too but bonus points will only be awarded if you’ve actually slept in it.
WEEK 4 (10/22 – 10/29): ‘70s Vibe – Appropriate as the closest challenge to Halloween? We think yes. Whether you’re willing to give us full-blown Farrah Fawcett chic or you’ll simply snap a pic of your old platforms that made an appearance on date night, we’ll take it.
Here’s how to play (and get featured on the blog!): Snap a selfie (ours are casual mirror selfies), upload to Instagram and use the hashtag: #TMEStyleChallenge and be sure to tag @themomedit so we can see what you’ve come up with. *IF YOU’RE A PRIVATE ACCOUNT* but you’d like to be featured, DM us!! If you’re a little hesitant to put yourself out there, have a girlfriend/sister/your mom try it, too. The point is to work common pieces already in your closet into something a little ..unexpected. We’ll then publish them (with your permission) into one big article for all of October!
WOOHOO: Readers who participate will be eligible to win a $50 Gift Card for the remaining 3 weeks in October!
*To be eligible to win you must (please)
- Follow @themomedit
- Hashtag #TMEStyleChallenge and tag @themomedit (so we definitely see you!)
- Participate in the challenge for that particular week
This is Katie’s 2nd week in a row participating (love that) and she’s delivered us not 1 but 2 looks each week. We love the easy slides + perfect half-tuck for your first take and you can never go wrong with some pointy-toed booties and a cool rolled hem. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!
Did you shoot this just for us? Because that location/bridge/your backyard? is AMAZING. You look perfectly sweet in your high-neck blouse and those slides are so good with your non-skinny denim.
Hey, wild feminist! Abby, we love this fresh take on all-black with some amazing pattern mixing thrown in. Are those the Jeffrey Campbell plaid booties from the Nordstrom Sale we see?
Mary, we wish we looked this gorg just walking out the door. Your sneaks work so well with both denim looks. Thanks for sharing!
Those shoes were begging to peek out a little more. Good choice pairing with your side slit denim, Angela!
Those boot-cuts look SO good with your heels, Jessie. We love how you mixed your patterns + textures here, too. Thanks for sharing!
A gray fuzzy-pocketed cardi we never knew we needed? Yes please. We also love a good flares + vans combo. You look great, Krista.
Nicole, your mini photoshoot + star graphic made our day. You look AMAZING, chick. Love how you paired a higher-shaft bootie with your cropped denim.
Well if this isn’t a Shana approved outfit, we’re not sure what is. White booties + stripes foreva.
Carol, wow. You went above and beyond this week! Thank you for sharing so many great looks with us – you’re definitely helping us think outside-of-the-box and you’ve got your layers + proportional play DOWN.
Erica & Nse (@attaccafashion)
Ok, this is amazing. Erica and Nse we LOVE your takes on non-skinny denim. Please play along every week (especially Nse, haha).
Well, if these aren’t the coolest non-skinny jeans EVER. We can tell you had a lot of fun creating this awesome outfit, Amy. Thanks for sharing!!
Elizabeth, you’re rocking it yet again. So easy and cool. You’re slowing (but surely) convincing us that Docs should be our boot of choice.
Oooh, Lisa! We love how those snake print booties work with your wide-legs. Bravo.
Katie, these were AWESOME. Thank you for showing us not one but two looks this week. Good idea layering a trusty turtleneck under that sleeveless vest. The lines look so good with those straight legs.
Any of this look familiar? That Topshop sweater (left) and a great black lace cami will get you far. We love how you styled your non-skinnies for pick up and date night, Lisa!
Those side slit booties look great with that hemline! Perfect outfit for fall.
There’s something about a non-skinny jean that makes your go-to flannel and booties look so chic. Great outfit, Jaime!
Is that a BLANKNYC jacket we see, Marie? You look put-together! This should be everyone’s fall uniform.
Clogs and flares! This would be totally Linzi approved. You look adorable, Zoe.
Sneaks and flares just work. You look great, Abby! Thanks for sharing.
Holly knows you can never go wrong with a classic white tee + blazer. Love the subtle rip in those jeans, too!
More sneaks and flares by S! Try her comfy-yet-unexpected look next time you want to mix up your denim game.
Our resident denim-lover Laura, nailed it. Pair your slightly relaxed denim with a cute, cozy sweater and your fav booties this fall.
Julieta pairs everyone’s fav J.Crew sweater blazer with a sexy little bodysuit and her fav jeans…don’t forget your sneaks, too!
So pretty, Cams. We love those dainty little shoes paired with your non-skinnies. Very SJP of you (;
Scotti, you look SO. FREAKING. GOOD. This girl just had a baby. We can’t. Scotti wanted to note that her jeans run very small, if interested.
Ready for PJ dressing?