06 February, 2012
When going to a blog meet, particularly if it's your first, the question that is invariably asked is a rather dramatic or sheepish 'what shall I wear'? Think about where you are going and what will suit the venue. Here's what I wore to the blog meet yesterday.
Cool, comfortable and relaxed yet smart and stylish with a touch of that cutesy pin up vibe. Nothing too 'out there' that might make people feel I'm unapproachable.
Here are some dos & don'ts for choosing the perfect blog meet outfit:
DO dress in 'your' style, whatever that may be. If you're a fashion blogger you might wanna break out some super stylish pieces, if you're a subculture blogger like me you might want to dress indicative of what your blog is about.
DO dress for comfort. Both physical and psychological. There might be stairs or posing for photos or moving around the room to chat to everyone. So don't try and wear those heels that you struggle to walk in.
DON'T try and squeeze into your goal jeans just to make a good impression, you'll only be feeling self concious and it will make it harder to talk to people.You're going to be meeting new people and telling them about your blog, so wear something that you feel comfortable and confident in, something that feels like you!
DON'T take the comfort thing too far. Trackie dacks are not acceptable, even if your a fitness fanatic blogger. You're meeting people, being given the opportunity to network. You want to make a good impression, don't waste that on a fashion faux pa.
Well that would have been helpful BEFORE the meet, I hear you say. And yes, you're right. But I wanted to give you an example. Besides, these tips will be super helpful for the Hello Blogger Events Say Hello Workshop in March. That's a WHOLE DAY of bloggy goodness!
But my best tip of all? Just relax! Don't stress about what to wear. Everyone is probably already thinking the same thing so choose something you feel great in and you'll be ready to work the room!
Stay tuned for all the fun and shenanigans that actually went on!