Everyone stresses out about what to wear to BlogHer – and you really can just take a deep breath and relax. This is such a huge conference with so many different people from different places – you will truly see everything and anything – from careerwear to fancy dresses to jeans and tshirts with sponsor’s name splashed across them.
My best advice is to not stress out. (I type as I’m totally stressed out about what to wear.) Wear what you feel comfortable with – with shoes that will go the distance. If you are terribly uncomfortable in dresses, for heaven’s sake, DON’T WEAR ONE. You can look just as fancy in a pair of great dress pants and a flashy shirt! If you are tugging and pulling at an outfit you feel out of place in, it will show. You will be less comfortable and confident and feel more awkward. Wear something that makes you feel gorgeous.
Color is a powerful thing. Wearing a bright color screams “Confidence!” and is a great way to stand out from the crowd. Break out that colored denim! Pair jeans with a bright cardigan, go for broke with a red dress for evening or – if your still color-shy – try a bright shell under a black blazer.
2. Day to Night
I know I have at least one day that is so busy that I’m not going to have time to change, so I need outfits that can go from day to night, sessions to party without looking silly. Go for outfits that can be easily dressed up or down just with a quick shoe change or the addition of a great statement necklace.
3. The Bag
Is it possible to carry a notebook, pens, laptop, business cards, camera, phone, chargers and energy bars around without a sherpa and pack mule following you?
Yes. Yes, it is.
Your feet WILL hurt. Break in your shoes before you go. Buy some gel insoles to make those heels just a teensy bit more comfy. Go with comfort over fashion (Did I really just say that?) – check out brands like Aerosoles, Ecco and Naturalizer (who are all having sales, by the way!). They all make heels that are astonishingly comfy. I know you want to rock your 4-inch platforms, but trust me on this. If you’re not used to wearing them ALL DAY, you will be in too much pain to have fun!
What are your fashion tips for BlogHer?