Just last week, Mrs Romance asked me what I’m going to wear to Pro Blogger this year.
My response: “Uh?”
I hadn’t really thought about it. Unlike Mrs Romance, who’s been fretting about it for quite some time.
While I’m not particularly stressed about my wardrobe, I thought I’d put my thoughts down on what we gents could or should be sporting at this year’s blogging festivities:
The key is to be relaxed… but not too relaxed. This is technically a work event after all. I’m not talking full suit and tie getup – unless you’re writing a suit and tie blog!
You’re going to be sitting down for long stretches of time so make sure you’re comfortable. Jeans are fine, but keep them neat. Thankfully – unlike our female counterparts – we’re allowed to wear comfy shoes too. But once again, make sure they’re nice. At the very least, check that they go with the rest of your clothes.
For tops, shirts are a good start. Check shirts are in at the moment. I’ve also got a couple of darker shirts I’m thinking of packing – they’re great for as (and when) I drop food on myself at one of the tea breaks!
Otherwise, T-shirts are ok, but make sure they’re not the male equivalent of what the Man Repeller would wear. Remember, we’ll be out-numbered at this one, so it’s time to represent!
I’ll be bringing my favourite blazer jacket as usual. It’s really handy for jazzing up a T-shirt jeans outfit. It also gives you a few more pockets to keep stuff (food?) in.
Don’t forget this ProBlogger’s evening do at Helm Bar has a nautical theme this year. I’m still completely unprepared for this one. Short of cutting off a leg and poking an eye out – things I don’t really want to do – I’m guessing I’ll get some kind of captain’s hat or a skull and cross bones top from somewhere… if you’ve got any ideas, let me know!
As a sidenote, I think I was probably a little heavy-handed in last year’s What to Wear to ProBlogger post. I’d apologise, but I’m still sticking to my guns on a lot of it.
What will you be wearing to this year’s ProBlogger Event? Tell us in the comments!