Spend less time shopping, searching your closet and deciding what to wear each day.
The Style Challenge is a program that gives you the tools to shop with a purpose and overcome the problem of having a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear!
The benefits of taking The Style Challenge are simple yet powerful:
The biggest benefit is the boost to your self-confidence and self-esteem you gain by wearing outfits that help you look and feel great.
The Style Challenge teaches you to shop with a purpose and gain confidence through easy “done for you” outfit formulas. It’s about changing your relationship with your clothes, and through that, your relationship with yourself.
It’s about changing lives, one outfit at a time, by empowering you to trust yourself to make your own choices about where to shop and what to wear. All you need is a little help from an online stylist.
By taking the challenge, you can end the cycle of always having to buy more things, but finding you still don’t have what you really need or want.
You will be able to apply the lessons learned from having an online stylist season after season, year-in and year-out for the rest of your life.
The Style Challenge can help anyone stuck in a style rut or in need of a style update. Most of our members are women who simply got caught up in the “busy-ness” of life, work and family. Because they needed to focus on the needs of others and the demands of life, their own needs and personal style took a back seat.
Our members include women of every age and stage of life:
Some of our members are just stuck in the “yoga pants rut” like I was. Some need to rebuild their wardrobe after losing or gaining weight or having a baby.
Most are so busy they don’t have time for constant shopping or searching through their closet in frustration, trying to figure out what to wear.
All of them want to feel confident and good about how they look without spending a ton of time or money, and having an online stylist gives them that!
The Style Challenge gives you everything you need to shop smart and look stylish. You will know exactly what pieces you need to build a capsule wardrobe that works for most occasions, what the current trends are and how to choose things that fit your personal style and flatter your figure.
Each new seasonal Style Challenge also includes special bonuses specific to that season, like special seasonal wardrobe shopping lists, gift cards and other giveaways!
“I was so excited to work with Alison, she totally inspired me to ditch the pony tails and yoga pants and be a better version of myself! Plus I learned how to put together some great new styles! Every woman needs to partake in a GYPO style challenge… it will transform not only your appearance but your attitude as well!”
“I can’t tell you how many ways the GYPO Style Challenges have had a positive impact on my life… it has been wonderful to have simple, on-trend, yet practical outfit formulas to follow that help me feel confident and pulled together… the women in the Facebook group are fun, positive, supportive and beautiful inside and out!”
“GYPO Style Challenges have taught me to be brave, take time for myself to dress intently each day and branch out in ways I just don’t imagine on my own… These challenges have transformed this plain-Jane into a put-together woman who has made a lot of wonderful supportive friends along the way. Thank you, Alison!”
“The style challenge allowed me to efficiently and cost effectively create a professional, attractive, age-appropriate wardrobe that my daughters and husband all love. I used to hate shopping and now that I know what to shop for, I can’t wait for the next season… I cannot recommend this process enough! It’s a game changer.”
“One of my friends recently asked me for help with her wardrobe because she said I’m the most fashionable person she knows. This would not be true if not for the GYPO Style Challenge! Thanks so much for the inspiration!”
“I am a work from my home mother of six kiddos. My routine was nothing short of sweats and t-shirts. Through these challenges, I’ve rediscovered that I’m pretty. I’ve put a portion of myself first and my entire family has noticed.”
“I participated in my first ever GYPO Style Challenge this past Spring and it has been aha-moment-amazing! Thank you for freeing me from over-shopping, and for providing such useful tools that allow me to have confidence when I get dressed each morning!”
“Through GYPO Style Challenges, I have learned to take fashion risks. Taking those risks has also built my confidence, which has reached outside of the fashion realm. I love the Facebook group with all of the encouraging women… Those online friendships have evolved into real life connections.”
“I was looking for style inspiration online when I stumbled across Get Your Pretty On. The challenge was a blast! I teach 5th grade and the first week of the challenge a student told me every day that I looked pretty. My husband even noticed! It’s been a great way to step up my fashion, and make new friends. Well done, Alison!”
“Since I have completed 6 challenges, I have about replaced my wardrobe. Who has noticed? All the women around me… We’re all late 50s to mid 70s so you can teach old dogs new tricks!… I gave credit to Alison Lumbatis, who has made me forever young. Cue Bob Dylan…”
“GYPO helped get me out of my rut (wearing the same clothes repeatedly, coordinating the same accessories over and over). Give me an easy to follow plan, a checklist of what items I need (most of which I already own), and how to put them together– this is GYPO to me.”
“GYPO Style Challenge has been such a fun learning experience for me… As the principal of an Early Childhood Center, it is important for me to always look my best. GYPO and the lovely ladies on the Facebook page have encouraged me to branch out and be confident. Thank you Alison!”
“Compliments from husband, family, friends and strangers are an unexpected pleasure. And I love and cannot imagine a day without the Facebook groups of GYPO pretties who have become such a community of friends. So happy to be a part of GYPO!”
“The biggest benefit I have received from doing the challenges is the ability mix and match various colors and patterns and feeling comfortable doing it… my self-esteem regarding my style has increased with the numerous comments I have received when posting on Facebook.”
The cost for each Style Challenge is just $19-$49 — a fraction of the cost of your wardrobe, a personal stylist or another program that would leave you feeling like you are dependent on them to feel good about your clothing choices and your style.
The value of a program that gives you personal advice from an online stylist, empowers you to find your own style and feel good in whatever you’re wearing, where you are not beholden to any one person or brand and can shop anywhere you like, and through which you will meet some wonderful people who will cheer you on and support you every step of the way: PRICELESS.
Does The Style Challenge work for all body sizes and types?
Yes, we have participants of every size and shape. Because you are free to shop wherever you want, The Style Challenge works for everyone, whether you’re a petite, plus size, tall, apple, pear– whatever!
What kind of information is included in the Capsule Wardrobe Shopping List?
The Capsule Wardrobe Shopping List is much more than a generic list that tells you you need a coat, pair of pants or shirt. My list gives you not only the pieces you need, but the styling details that make it on-trend– things like color/pattern, fabric, length/cut/fit and more.
It is those details that often make the difference between something stylish and something dated, and I want you to know how to choose wisely.
Does the shopping list include plus size options?
Yes, plus size options are included for all items on the shopping list.
How much do I need to invest to get the pieces on the shopping list?
It’s entirely up to you. Most women shop their closets first, but you’re welcome to shop where you want and spend as much or as little as you want. Most of our members say they actually spend less on clothing after participating in challenges because they know exactly what to shop for and how to pair it up.
How is this different from other online styling services like Stitch Fix?
Most other online services like Stitch Fix are more a shopping service than a styling service. They are primarily selling clothes– styling advice is secondary. With them, your stylist selects and sends you pieces from the clothing lines, brands and sizes they carry (they typically do not offer plus sizes). Your choices are limited to what your stylist sends, and you have to pay their prices even if it’s more than you would pay if shopping on your own. You also have to wait for shipments to arrive and deal with the hassle of returning pieces you don’t want.
The Style Challenge is not a shopping service– I am all about empowering YOU to shop for yourself and develop your own style, not having someone do the shopping for you. With The Style Challenge, I am your online stylist and you are not limited to any store, brand or clothing line– you can choose from the entire universe of possibilities, even secondhand and consignment stores. Since you’re doing the shopping in person, you don’t have to deal with shipping and returns unless you want to take something back to the store.
By doing it yourself, you will build your confidence and self-esteem, which will have a positive impact on other areas of your life, and that’s really what I’m after. I want you to feel empowered and confident, not dependent on someone else to feel good about what you’re wearing.
Do you personally participate in the Facebook group and offer advice and tips there?
Yes, I check in often and offer tips, advice, suggestions and encouragement to the group. The group interaction is one of the best things about the program and it is a positive experience for me, too!
If I try it and find it’s not for me, can I get a refund?
Absolutely! When each Style Challenge launches, you will receive the capsule wardrobe shopping list and access to the first 7 days of outfit ideas immediately when you sign up.
If you decide the program is not for you, you can request a full refund anytime before the cancellation deadline specified for that particular challenge (the deadline is just before the remaining outfit ideas are released).
Sorry, no refunds are available on past challenges because you have access to all of the information immediately upon signup.
Are there other Style Challenges available besides the current season?
Yes! There are other GYPO Style Challenges (non-seasonal and past seasonal challenges now available at a discount), as well as challenges created by others:
- The MAKERS Fall 2016 Workwear Challenge focuses on workwear for the fall 2016 season
- The Grace & Beauty Summer 2016 Workwear Challenge focuses on casual workwear for the summer 2016 season
- You can still take past GYPO challenges from Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Winter 2015 and Fall 2015
- The GYPO 2015 Work Your Workwear Challenge is all about dressing for work
- The GYPO 14-Day Capsule Wardrobe Challenge is a shorter version of the full Style Challenge
- There is also an Annual GYPO Membership option that offers a discount on a full year (4 seasons) of seasonal style challenges. Enrollment in the Annual option is only available from mid-December through the end of January each year. (Enrollment for Annual Membership in 2016 is now closed.)
There are also capsules and mini-capsules, which offer a smaller version of a full Style Challenge without Facebook group support.
How often do you create new Style Challenges?
There is a new GYPO Style Challenge for each season of every year– Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. I also create other non-seasonal challenges for specialized wardrobe needs like work attire when enough people ask for them.
And I now also offer challenges created by other personal stylists, bloggers and online retailers to give you other style points of view and different types of capsule wardrobes– these are created at various times of the year.
When are the 2016 challenges scheduled to start?
Here are the dates for all challenges currently planned for 2016:
- Spring – Registration opens March 24th, outfit ideas start April 10th
- Summer – Registration opens May 26th, outfit ideas start June 12th
- Fall – Registration opens September 16th, outfit ideas start October 3rd
- Winter – Registration opens November 23rd, outfit ideas start December 12th
- Annual Membership – Registration opens December 12th and closes February 28th
Can I be notified when the next Style Challenge launches?
Absolutely! Click here to join our launch notification mailing list.
How can I make sure I always receive your emails?
The best way to ensure you receive our emails is to whitelist our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, in your email client. Here are step-by-step instructions for the most common email clients:
Apple iPhone / iPad
Open the email.
Tap the sender’s name in the From line.
On the next screen, tap Create New Contact.
Microsoft Outlook 2013
Right-click on the email that you would like to add to your safe sender list
Hover over Junk and then click the option Never Block Sender.
Tap to open the email.
Tap the icon next to the email address.
Right-click on the sender’s email address.
Select Add to Contacts or Add to VIPs.
Click and drag the email into the Primary tab.
Click Yes to confirm
Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail)
Open the email.
Click the Add to contacts link
Right-click the email.
Select Add Sender to Contacts.