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5 Ways to be a Fabulous Fashion Blogger

There are so many fashion blogs these days, it is like a new blog pops up every second, and most of the time, that blog is a fashion blog.

 

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I understand why most of these blogs are fashion blogs. Many people think as long as they have nice pieces, they can blog about them. But Fashion Blogging is a lot more than that. Yes you need nice pieces if you intend to blog about your personal style, but for your blog to stand out from the rest, it needs to be fabulous. Here is how you do that:

 

Be consistent and regular

To make it as a blogger, regardless of your niche, you have to be consistent and regular. Your readers have to know when to expect a post and they should not be left waiting for too long. I check my favourite blogs almost every day, and I will be disappointed to not see a new post(s) when I check. Being consistent and regular with your blog content is one way to be a fabulous fashion blogger.

Tip: Blog as regularly as you can to build your content and following.

 

Show off your personal style

For me to take you seriously as a fashion blogger, I would want to see your personal style. If I wanted just fashion tips and trends, I would check the likes of ELLE and Vogue. I also love to read about fashion tips, trends, news and all, on blogs, but I like to see the blogger’s personal style too. So showing off your personal style regularly is one way to stand out from the crowd of fashion bloggers. However you must have a personal style to nail this.

Tip: If you want a general fashion blog, have a mixture of fashion posts –  outfit posts, celebrity style, fashion news, trends and so on. I wrote 30 blog posts ideas for fashion blogs some months, so have a read if you are struggling to come with post ideas.

 

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Pretty pictures

Your pictures have to stand out for you to be recognised in the fashion blogging industry. Invest in a great camera and get someone to take your shots. You could also get a photographer to take your outfit photos, I know many fashion bloggers who do. Tripods are also handy for when you are alone.

Tip: Avoid taking photos indoors as much as you can. Indoor photos are usually not the prettiest. Invest in a DSLR.

 

Active on social media

Have your social media accounts set up. For fashion bloggers, I recommend Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, in that order. Post varied and regular content to your social media accounts. Follow relevant accounts in the fashion industry and work on growing your tribe.

Tip: Follow fashion bloggers, PRs, fashion brands, fashion designers and anyone else that catches your fancy. It is called social media for a reason, so be social.

 

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Avoid fake goods

I see so many fashion bloggers posing with fake designer bags and shoes, and it is such a major turn off for me. I personally can’t stand counterfeit goods. I wrote extensively about this awhile ago, and it worries me that so many fashion bloggers think that their fastest way to the top is to pose rocking fake items, because they can’t afford the real deal.

I believe you should own whatever you have and can afford. If all you can afford is Primark, it is fine. It is all in the style. If you can afford Givenchy, that is fantastic, own it. But please don’t show up rocking a fake Chanel bag and expect people to take you seriously.

The whole idea behind personal style bloggers is you showing your readers how to work with what they have or aspire to have, and give them style ideas. That should be the main focus, and not how many “designer items” you have.

Many bloggers come into fashion blogging missing this vital point and they struggle from there. They wonder why no one is reading or taking them seriously.

Tip: Stick to original items you can afford. Do not buy items only to return back to the store, your blog is not a catalogue!

 

These are the 5 ways to slay the fashion blogging world this 2017. Feel free to add your tip in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Fake Designer Bags

Bags

Picture Source: Vogue.com

Let’s talk fake designer bags. Now I will never, ever own a fake bag or a fake anything for that matter. This is one of my many principles in my fashion life. It is not me being cocky, it is just me being real. If I can’t afford to own the real thing, I rather go for a cheap high street bag than a fake Louis Vuitton. Fake designer bags have been around for donkey years now. People who cannot afford to own the real thing, go for the fakes and this keeps the guys in the chinese factories and other factories all over the world in business.

I got this excerpt from Vogue.com

“ALMOST £14 million-worth of fake designer bags have been seized in a police raid in warehouses in Manila, the Philippines. Bags purporting to be by designers including Hermès, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo and Michael Kors were confiscated in the swoop.

The raiding team acted on a warrant of seizure issued by the Bureau of Customs, the senior investigating officer told The Philipine Daily Inquirer, The Fashion Law reports, and would soon subpoena the warehouse owners for a hearing at the bureau.

French luxury conglomerate LVMH – which controls several of the labels allegedly counterfeited in this case, including Hermès and Louis Vuitton – signed an agreement with online market place Ebay earlier this year to work together to curb the online sale of luxury fakes”.

I am really happy about this, it is so unfair for the big brands who go through so much to keep their products luxurious, only for them to have lookalikes all over the web. I remember buying my very first Ugg boots online, I was quite surprised I was getting it for half the RRP but naive me didn’t think too much of it. I didn’t realise I had ordered fake Uggs boots from China. It took ages to come and once I saw it, I just knew it was a fake. I managed it for a while but had to get rid if it because it couldn’t do the simple job of keeping me warm in the harsh winter. I have been a lot more careful shopping online since the incident, I know what to look out for so it can never happen to me again.

I get a lot of emails from online boutiques offering me fake products to advertise on my blog. This post is a message to you all, I don’t wear anything fake, I don’t believe it. If I can’t afford the real thing, I forget it so I will advise you all to stop wasting your time emailing me and chanel that energy some place else.

What is your take on fake designer pieces?

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