One of the most glorious things about living in this modern era is that we can really do and become whatever it is we want. We have all the necessary tools at our fingertips: YouTube, smartphones and computers. If 20 or so years ago we would have raised our hands in class to boast of our fashion blogger dreams, our teachers would have probably asked, “What in the world is that?” Such a thing didn’t exist.
But now, with thanks to technology and audacious souls who’ve convinced the world that we all need to stalk their style, fashion blogging is a real thing. Fly dressers are documenting their #OOTD (outfits of the day) on social media and platforms like WordPress and Blogger. Whether you want to build a whole brand around the relatively new idea, or just jot your style sense for fun, you too can take part in the craze. But first, follow these five fashion bloggers for some inspiration.
Aleali May, @alealimay
Image consultant, model and blogger. The effortlessly fly girl started working in fashion for Louis Vuitton and RSVP Gallery. She loves creating with others and has partnered with mega brands like Audi USA and Nike. On her personal blog, AlealiMay.com, you can catch May’s take on fashion, modeling, art, lifestyle, music and entertainment.
Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, @streetetiquette
Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the curators of Street Etiquette. What started as a blog in 2008 is now a creative agency with cultural, historical and urban perspective under toning its services. Street Etiquette covers it all: fashion, travel, music, decor, and just about all things art. The pair also launched Black Ivy, a full visual experience from product, design and presentation.
Folake Kuye Huntoon, @stylepantry
Folake Kuye Huntoon is the editor of fashion blog Style Pantry. The popular blog features industry interviews, street style, lookbooks, campaigns and style finds. Folake also shares her daily looks and how readers can recreate them, plus some inside scoop on bargain shopping and vintage steals.
Chris Law, @fresherthanchris
A stylist and self-proclaimed “avid fashion fan,” Chris Law is the guy behind Fresher Than Chris. He started the fashion source after realizing there wasn’t a blog for for men who like to dress, but can’t afford Neiman Marcus or fit into the fashions at Zara. Law calls it a fashion edutainment experience, as the site offers fashion show reviews, an advice column, fashion editorials and weekly posts on fashion, grooming and lifestyle.
Karen Blanchard, @karenbritchick
“Where Did You Get That From?” is a question fashion blogger Karen Blanchard often receives. In fact, the fashion blogger, originally from London and now living in New York City named her blog, Where Did You U Get That? Her blog showcases Blanchard’s daily style, and the style of those she admires.