I started Wanderdust in April of last year, not truly knowing what being a style blogger would entail come Canadian winter. Hey fellow cold climate personal-style bloggers, I never gave you enough credit!
Being authentic in my style that I showcase to you guys has been so important to me since day one. In case you have ever questioned it, I really do wear (for a lot longer than the 5 minutes that I spend taking the outfit shots) whatever you see me in. Most often it's what I'm wearing the same day I shoot, or what I am wearing out that night if it's a little more dressed up. Other times it's what I wore to work during the week and am now shooting on the weekend. And whatever it is, I wear it comfortably. I want this to be a place where style is approachable, affordable, and achievable—because that's how it should be. I want this to be a place that is real.
And what's real for me most days in January (Januarys are always especially miserable) is my warmest coat and a pair of boots. I do wear different things under the coat (although mostly variations of a layers + oversized sweater combo). It feels like a catch-22; I want to show you the layering and styling that are taking place under the coat, but then I feel very ridiculous and unauthentic (not to mention cold) taking pictures without a coat on and snow under my feet. So what's a girl to do?
So, my happy medium of winter outfit-blogging has been showing you what I wear outside (where I'm shooting the photos) and what I look like when I get inside.
Disclaimer: I realize the obvious solution is to shoot inside but no because yucky lighting (and I'm all about the lighting here.)
— What I wore —
Let's hear your thoughts. Do you guys ever look at fashion blogs thinking "it looks way too cold to be wearing that"? Or do you get sick of seeing the same long coats and boots all over the internet come winter? Any fellow personal-style bloggers with some secret tips to happy winter outfit blogging?
PS: Have I told you guys I love you lately for sticking with me while I learn to do this thing called blog?