Another year and another four hundred blog posts under our belt. Wow, that’s a lot of writing. And a lot of engagement in the comments section from our readership. Blog comments are far from a reliable indicator of the value of a post, but I find it quite interesting to see which ones generate a lot of discussion.
Here are the posts that received more than one hundred comments in 2014:
- The Trendy Extra-Long Sleeve
- The Absence of Fashionable Dark Brown
- Choosing My New Specs
- The Beauty of Aging
- Pastels and Your Style
- Forgoing Trends with Equestrian Golden Oldies
- Judge the Outfit, Not the Person
- Team Black or Team Dark Blue
- Trend: Modern Classic Loafers
- Boyfriend Jeans: Three Years In
- The Birkenstock Trend
- Footwear Trend: Mules
- Puff Sleeved Jackets Are Back
- Happy Eighth Birthday YLF
- The Mom Jeans Trend
- Pedal Pushers: Yay or Nay
- A Striped Midi for Spring
- Exploring Boston with Boden
- Birkenstocks with Skirts & Dresses
- Three Magnificent Mums and the Colour Yellow
- Linen Pants: Yay or Nay
- Ironing and Your Style
- Sneakers with Skirts & Dresses Yay or Nay
- Team Orchid or Team Citron
- Birthday White-Out (the post that received the most comments in 2014)
- Revisiting Jumpsuits and Rompers
- Ensemble: Ink, Brown, Grey & Black
- My Spider Vein Story
- Culottes: Yay or Nay
- Fringe Trend: Forest Green for Fall
- The Partially Tucked Top: Three Years In
- Your Relationship with Ruffles
- Denim Skirts Make a Fashionable Comeback
- Retro Classic for the Holidays
- How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?
- Happy Holidays from the Cox Castle
Unsurprisingly, posts that ask for an opinion about a trend or look generally garner more comments. Personal stories, outfit posts, client posts, and controversial topics also create more activity in the comments section.
When I thank YLF readers for their contributions, as I have often done over the years, it is very sincere gratitude. It is impossible for one person, even a fashion stylist, to cover the diversity of needs and preferences out there. So I often write a post that introduces a topic, describes my own relationship with that topic, and then asks what you think. The post then becomes a combination of my original thoughts and the comments that follow.
Despite the integral nature of comments to YLF, the posts with the most comments aren’t always the ones I most enjoyed writing. I’m most proud of a post when I feel that I have broken a topic down into helpful and tangible pieces of information that are easy to put into practice. With that in mind, here are some of my favourite posts from 2014.
- Defining Edgy Style
- The 6 Best Ways to Avoid Muffin Top
- Create A Long Lean Line with A Column of Colour
- 10 Ways to Elongate an Outfit
- The Foot Volume Continuum
- How to Wear Floral Patterns in Suble Ways
- Style Rut Versus Signature Style
- 10 Ways to Add Drama to Your Outfits
- 12 Ways to Add Structure to an Outfit
- What Shapes Your Style Preferences?
- My Top Ten Style Tips
- 4 Reasons to Love White Jeans
- A Tribute to Glorious ‘80s Fashion
- The Potential of the Plaid Shirt
- Four Shortcuts to a More Current Style
- Updating Your Wardrobe Essentials
- 6 Ways to Amp Up Your Stay At Home Style
- How to Stay Warm in Skirts and Dresses
Then there is a group of posts that I didn’t write, but that I’m extremely happy to have on YLF: The Outstanding Outfit Blogger series by Inge. Inge’s descriptions are beautiful, and the 26 bloggers she covered in 2014 bring so much variety to YLF.
Finally, my favourite post of the year is also one that’s in the 100+ comments club. I think it’s so important to separate the evaluation of an outfit from assumptions about the wearer, and I remember feeling extremely fired up when I wrote Judge the Outfit, Not the Person.
Over to you. Do you have any favourite YLF blog posts from 2014?