How to Start a Fashion Blog

So, you wanna be a fashion blogger? That’s great! Go for it! Now, more than any other time in history, everyone has access to all the tools they need to start their own fashion blog. The most important piece of advice of advice we can give you is: Don’t Be Afraid!

Start Your Own Fashion Blog

Don’t Be Afraid To… look to those you admire for guidance. A great place to start is to do some research and seek out those websites that you yourself love to read. Not to be confused with plagiarism (which is never, ever okay), consider this as a way of building inspiration. Make a list of what you like best about a particular blog or website. Then get creative and find a way to put your own unique (read: original) spin on it.

Don’t Be Afraid Of… technology.

Don't Be Afraid of Technology

As we said above, we have never had more free access to all the tools necessary for starting our own websites. Most blogging platforms like Blogger and WordPress are wonderfully user friendly, and you can pretty much Google anything and find a list of tips, tricks, tutorials, and how-to’s to solve whatever issue you might encounter. (You could even Google “How to Start a Fashion Blog”, but that would just re-direct you here!) If you’re not the most computer savvy person on the planet, don’t let that stop you!
Don’t Be Afraid To… have a clear point of view.

Have a Clear Point of View

This may be the most important tip on this list. Because the market is now so saturated with fashion, personal style and street style blogs, having something that makes your blog unique is vital. Emily Schuman, creator of the popular fashion/food blog Cupcakes & Cashmere once said, “Decide what you want to do and do it better than anyone else out there.”, and we couldn’t agree more. This is why having a clear point of view and a specific subject matter is paramount to having a successful blog. Within fashion blogging, perhaps you’d like to focus on snazzing up work attire, or maybe your forte is DIY-clothes? Pick an angle within fashion bloggin.

Perdy A.

Perdy A.

Perdy started shopping at young age. Unfortunately, it was 1992 and it is safe to say she has not fully recovered from some of the horrifying outfits that found her matching her sweater to her belt, her belt to her headband, and her headband to her socks. Thankfully those days are long over and she is a very proud survivor of 365 Fashion Rehab — a project she entered into somewhat unwillingly, created by her and childhood best friend Ali Dunn — that forced her to put her credit card(s) on ice for a full year; no clothes, no makeup, no accessories (yes, you read that right).
Perdy A.