Style Me March ~ Getting my Marching Orders

If you’re like me, every morning you stand in front of your closet — full of clothes — and think, “I have nothing to wear”. It’s hard to be inspired when the sun hasn’t even come up yet. Sometimes all you need is a little focus, or a challenge.

I love a good challenge. Especially a style challenge. I stumbled across Hilary Rushford and her “Style Me March” challenge on instagram last week. Each month she offers suggestions on how to focus your style, with daily themes and inspirations. Her challenge? Complete all 31 days, and in the process, appreciate the clothes you already have rather than constantly swooning over new pieces. The point is to remind you that, perhaps your clothes aren’t the problem; it’s ┬áthe way you look at them. Approaching your wardrobe in new ways can unlock a sartorial side you never knew existed.


I’m only five days in, but I’ve already noticed a difference in my wardrobe outlook. I’m excited to get dressed in the morning (!!) and I feel a renewed sense of purpose and satisfaction.

You can find each outfit on my instagram page, and I plan to give you a rundown of the challenge at the end of the month. For now, let’s take a peek at Day One, and “My Favorite Color – Blue“.

blue accents

blue accessories

blue accessories

A New York Love Affair

A New York Love Affair

Follow along on my insta: @elenamichelle88, and try it for yourself! Just remember the hashtag #StyleMeMarch.


Blazer :: Banana Republic (similar)
Top :: Banana Republic (liking this)
Jeans :: Banana Republic
Bag :: Dana Buchman
Shoes :: Sperry
Necklace :: JCrew (similar)
Bracelet :: Lizzibeth
Watch :: Michael Kors (similar)


  • Reply March 5, 2014


    <3 you!

    • Reply March 6, 2014

      Elena Michelle

      :-) love youuuu

  • Reply March 13, 2014

    Amy C

    Elena, this is the best post! I’ve been following this most days and it’s really fun! Turns out that having fewer choices simplifies decision making, who knew :)

    • Reply March 13, 2014

      Elena Michelle

      So glad you are following along, Amy! I’m telling you — this is the BEST way to get dressed in the morning now. I’m a total convert.

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