“I think I’ve worn this sweater three times this week already.”
If you haven’t asked yourself some variation of this question over the last year, good to you. But also, like, how?!
One of the strangest parts of coming back to my blog has been trying to decide how to approach the fashion component.
When I started blogging back in 2016, I had no idea what I was going to write about. I registered a domain name and told myself I would figure it out as I went along. Over the years, my blog became a mixed bag of topics, ranging from makeup reviews, to productivity tips, to random thought storms I needed to get off my chest, but fashion was the constant thread of almost all my posts.
In the last year I was actively posting, I hardly put up anything that didn’t relate to fashion. I’d fallen into a steady routine of putting together outfits and scouting out new locations to shoot photos. I loved the creativity and self expression that came with fashion blogging. And I felt like it allowed me to show more of myself on Currently, Lately than I had in the past.
When the pandemic hit, it completely changed the way I look at a lot of things, including fashion. Obviously with no reason to leave the house on a consistent basis, I did what most people did: stopped dressing up. Aside from a couple occasions where I got bored enough to style outfits, I spend most of my days wearing mismatched combinations of sweatpants and T-shirts. My go-to “look” at the moment is a pink sweatshirt that says “Sarasota, Florida” that I pair with red joggers. Not exactly high fashion, if you can’t tell.
Though I’ve gotten used to the comfy outfits that have become my regular uniform, they certainly put me in a weird place as a fashion blogger. I still could come up with outfits to post, as I’m certain many fashion bloggers have, but I’m struggling with the idea of writing about fashion when it’s virtually been the last thing on my mind recently.
I like my blog to be a place where I can talk about what’s interesting me, and I feel like there will be a disconnect between me and my content if I try to make fashion related posts. That isn’t to say that fashion will no longer be a part of my blog, but I simply don’t know how to be a fashion blogger right now.
To summarize, I hope you don’t mind if fashion takes a backseat for a little while. I have a lot of other ideas I’m really excited to explore on here, and I can’t wait to share them 🙂