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Northern Style Exposure

Get to know the Canadian style blogger and mom

Is there anything this woman can’t do? We think not! Meet Kira Paran, the successful blogger behind Northern Style Exposure who is also a co-designer, fashion stylist, loving mother and wife. From her home base in Alberta, Canada, she shows her followers that you can still be stylish while juggling the normal life. Her style is classic, relatable and affordable. She mixes brands such as J.Crew, Madewell, Kate Spade and Gap, creating eccentric looks you want to recreate - and sometimes throws in a little home décor and lifestyle tips. 

To find out more about Kira and see some of her blogging tips, read our Q&A below!

Kira is wearing a Loft shirt, Mindy Mae’s Market skirt, J.Crew vest, hat and necklace, Kate Spade clutch and Madewell loafers. 

Kira is wearing a Nasty Gal sweater, Gap shorts, Marc Jacobs bag and Nick Campbell sunglasses.

What inspired you to start your own blog?

I love styling anything: me, my home and my family. 

Who or what influences your style?

Jenna Lyons. 

What’s your daily blogging routine?

I interact with my 11k followers on Instagram daily. And formally post to my blog twice a week.

“Brand your content and be yourself!" 

Kira is wearing a Loft by Ann Taylor blazer, Gap vest, F21 jeans, Coach bag, Seven boots and J.Crew necklace.

What’s the greatest advice you’ve ever been given?

Be yourself! 

What are your go-to brands?

J.Crew, Mackage and Marc Jacobs.

What 3 things are on your wish list this season?

Tory Burch Simone Over-the-knee Boot

Plaid car coat

Blair Felt Hat

 What trend would you never try?

Wedge sneakers.

Do you have any exciting projects coming up?

Yes, a few things. I’m hosting an event for J.Crew, styling monthly with Smart Set. I’m also doing a t-shirt collab with eLUXE and designing a tee for the Canadian Football League(CFL) Grey Cup.

What are your long-term goals for your blog?

I would like to work with more brands by the end of the year and increase my social media reach. 

Do you have any tips for aspiring bloggers?

Brand your content and be yourself! 

Kira is wearing an TNA flannel shirt, a Northern Style Exposure for eLUXE tee, Joe Fresh plaid skirt, F21 boots and Kate Spade clutch. 

For more about Kira, check out her blog Northern Style Exposure and make sure to follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.