As a blogger who sits quite happily under the “lifestyle” umbrella, a new reader may come across my blog and perhaps expect there to be an element of fashion to it. After all, a large number of the lifestyle blogs I follow will dabble in OOTD’s, or at the very least fashion-based wishlists.
I’m not trying to be a unique snowflake by not blogging fashion, in fact sometimes I wonder whether it holds me back by not talking about it. Would more people read the blog if I posted stylised poses of me in front of brick buildings wearing the latest Boden get-up? Maybe they would, but it’s not me.
Y’see, fashion has never really played much of a part in my life. Yes, I like…scrap that….love buying new clothes, but I just don’t have a whole lot to say about it. I buy the vast majority of my clothes from Dorothy Perkins. Both the jeans, and top above are from there. I go with what I know, and what I like. Those boots are from TU in Sainsburys. They’re pretty new, and I love them. What’s left to say, really?
I have a lot of respect for fashion bloggers. I may not race to your latest OOTD post, but I can appreciate the effort that goes into creating one even if they don’t really appeal to me. I wouldn’t have the nerves to pose in front of fancy looking doorways, or standing in mysterious woodlands. Posing makes me feel a bit awkward. That confidence you guys have to do a little twirl, pull a serious face and not feel like a numpty is great.
I can envisage my version of an OOTD being an awkward hand-on-hip-grin-like-a-psycho whilst wearing the plainest outfit in existence which doesn’t quite fit right because of being under 5 foot and having big boobs. No one needs to see that.
What are your thoughts on fashion blogging?
If you enjoyed this post, you may also like this one from the archives: Why I’ll Never Be A Fashion Blogger