As someone who works in the field of content, I’m always looking forward to seeing where travel bloggers are headed and what fashion bloggers are wearing at fashion weeks. However, with everything on a standstill, there are no fashion weeks, exotic holidays and funny standup shows. You’d think that content would be compromised due to lack of access and resources—but instead bloggers, YouTubers and influencers have made the most of the situation and gotten imaginative within their limited means.
If you’re done with baking that banana bread and whipping that frothy Dalgona coffee and have some free time, maybe use it to play around with your wardrobe. Fashion bloggers and influencers have turned their living rooms into runways and used this downtime to come up with creative hashtags and challenges, for everyone to partake.
Started by beauty guru James Charles, this challenge is a big collaboration of beauty bloggers from their respective homes, in their respective countries. “wanted to bring the community together during this time of being apart… we all send our love!! stay home & stay safe”, said James Charles in the caption of the challenge post.
The challenge is relatively simple and entertaining. The beauty guru starts by brushing the camera, then revealing their glammed look after which they pass that brush onto the next blogger via a transition edit in the challenge. The #PassTheBrushChallenge has over 4,000 posts on Instagram. Beauty gurus such as Nikkie de Jager, Patrick Starrr, Nikita Dragun, Louie Casttro, Lauren Mychal, Manny MUA and Gabriel have participated in this challenge.
Even our favourite Indian beauty gurus and fashion bloggers from all over the globe participated in this challenge. They made their version and called it the #DesiGirlChallenge. Bloggers and YouTubers like Kaushal, Diipa Khosla, Arshia Moorjani, Irene Khan, Nabela Noor, Farah Dhukai, and more participated in the same.
Started by George Serventi of the Instagram account @skipdin this challenge if for people to re-imagine “haute couture” looks by using what they’ve found lying around at home. It all started when George Serventi shared his interpretation of a Comme des Garçons runway look using bin bags! The hashtag #HomeCouture has over 17,000 posts on Instagram.
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🚨CATEGORY IS: #HomeCouture 🚨Recreate your fave runway/red carpet look 💃 with whatevs you have lying around the house 🏠 and upload using the hashtag #HomeCouture 🌀(tagging moi ofc) to join in the wholesome fun! 🙋♀️ Think scouring pad ball gowns, toilet roll palazzo pants and saucepan facinators…🤠 Because in the words of Fifth Harmony we CAN work 👏 from 👏 HOME!! 🏠🎉 (Look inspired by Comme Des Garçons AW15 show) #WFH #AloneTogether #StayHome
Encouraging people to wear their “outside” clothes inside, founder of Man Repeller, Leandra Medine Cohen launched the #GoingNowhereButFuckItImGettingDressed hashtag on Instagram. She captioned the post “because some outfits just look better without shoes, you know? Submit something. I’m dead inside. Just kidding. What?”. The hashtag already has over 6,000 posts.
If everyday life is feeling repetitive and mundane, then Dubai based stylist Sophie Kjøller of Styled by Sophie suggests to carry out your day-to-day work in your finest outfits. Her challenge asked people to document themselves doing their daily work and chores in their most elegant and elaborate outfits.
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Let’s play a game! Two of my favorite things to do are Socialising and Playing dress up. Although I can still do one of those things, the other one is a little tougher due to Social Distancing. So, being the social interaction craving extrovert, that I am, I decided to invent a little game to get my fix. I call it: #alldressedupwithnowheretogo . The game is simple: 1. Get dressed up in your favorite outfit and go about your stay-at-home-day 2. Document your highlights 3. Share your highlights on the gram, mention who you have been Nominated by and challenge new friends to do the #alldressedupwithnowheretogo challenge . My highlights were: 1. Eating my lunch in the formal dining room with the fancy cutlery… alone 😂 2. Doing an online course I have been wanting to take for ages on @udemy 3. Couch snuggles with Elton 4. Attended an awesome @officiallyquigley webinar 5. More couch snuggles with Elton plus trash TV This game actually made me feel blooming fabulous and it also gave me some comic relief, so I hope it will for you too . Do you accept the #AllDressedUpWithNowhereToGo challenge? @natasha__bird @ashleyvgorrie @sophiekai @kelly_power @hala_obeid @kell_young @cassandramaymoore #stayhome #stayhomechallenge #stayathome #stayathomechallenge
Probably one of the most popular fashion challenges of them all, the #QuarantinePillowChallenge is reasonably straightforward. All you have to do is, strap a pillow on, using a belt, as though your comfy pillow is a mini dress. Yup, That’s all, no sewing, draping, or glueing needed for this. Finally, a trend that doesn’t require to get out of bed. With over a whopping 68,000 posts, it is safe to say that this challenge is quite the hit. Check out some of our favourite recreations of the challenge here.
Which one of these challenges would you like to give a go? Let us know in the comments below. And, don’t forget to follow @missmalinifashion for all the style updates.