I’m heading to a fun blogging conference in April called SNAP. Having been to my fair share of conferences, if there is anything that I have learned it is this: be comfortable! Yes we all want to put our best foot forward when meeting fellow bloggers and brands, but trust me, if you aren’t comfortable you aren’t putting your best foot forward.
My first rule of thumb, dress like yourself. Seriously. A conference is not the time to try out some cute style that looked awesome on someone else but that isn’t truly you. Be yourself.
Second, pick a palate and go with it. For example, my main pieces are black bottoms, black and white tops, with a pop of pink. Almost everything I am taking comes from one of my favorite places, PrAna. The clothes are comfortable and easy (they don’t wrinkle much when packed either). They go perfectly from playing in the outdoors, to looking great at a party.
Once you have your basics planned, bring a few things to dress things up or down. This of course depends on the conference you are attending. For example, SNAP is having an 80s style pajama party on the first night. I can easily use my capris for the bottom, and throw on something neon on top.
It’s also important to know the weather of where you are headed. A little layering goes a long way. Conference rooms can be chilly, or downright hot, so having a cardigan that goes along with your chosen color palate is a great idea.
Lastly, yes, all of my picks are from one place. Not a must, but if you have a favorite store, why not make it simple? And don’t be afraid to ask your favorite store for a discount, or even some clothes, to wear to your conference. You’d be surprised how often they will say yes!
Disclosure: PrAna did provide a top and bottom, plus a generous discount, in exchange for this post. I for one am excited to be looking great, and feeling comfy, while at SNAP!