Style Icon: Karen Huger

The stylish Karen Huger aka Grande Dame is the Style Icon for the month of February. For those who do not know this beauty, she is one of the housewives in The Real Housewives of Protomac. She is also a successful entrepreneur with various business ventures including a beauty company. I am a huge fan of Karen Huger’s sense of fashion. She is such a fashionable woman. Her outfits always look well put together. She is definitely one of the most stylish housewives on Bravo. I love almost everything I see her wearing. Do you want The Real Housewives of Protomac? The latest season just finished and it was so good!

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Style Icon: Karen Huger

Back to the stylish Karen Huger. This woman has an amazing sense of fashion; her personal style is fabulous and she nails it every time. I love watching her on The Real Housewives of Protomac because I am sure I would be inspired by her outfits. This woman has great charisma and she makes everything she wears stand out. She doesn’t have to try too hard to be stylish, she does it effortlessly.

Karen Huger had an interview with Paper Magazine not too long ago and she spoke about her personal style and how it has evolved in the last few years. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

My style is and has always been classic elegance with a modern twist,” Karen explained. “While I remained true to my everyday which simple fashion throughout this season, I definitely took my fashion sensibility above and beyond. I sprinkled more couture purses, dresses, and wraps throughout the season. The couture addition took my fashion to the next level.” 

The couture addition has definitely taken her fashion to the next level. I love how couture accessories a lot. They finish up her looks nicely.

What do you think of Karen Huger as a Style Icon?

 

How brands can work with fashion bloggers

*Collaborative post.

Fashion and Style Police was initially set up as purely a fashion blog in 2012. I was so into fashion back in the day (I still am but into other things as well now) and I wanted a creative outlet to explore all the crazy fashion and style ideas I had. That quest led to the creation of this blog. If you scroll through my fashion posts category, you will find all sorts of content on fashion and style. Over the years, I have learned how to create my own space on the web and how to stand out as a fashion blogger.

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How brands can work with fashion bloggers

In other to succeed as a fashion blogger and start to earn an income from your blog, you need to attract brands who will be interested in working with you on your blog and social media platforms.

As a fashion blogger, there are so many ways to work with brands but I will be talking about the most popular ways to collaborate with brands and earn some money whilst doing so.

Sponsored posts

Sponsored posts are one of the most popular and lucrative ways of earning money from your blog. Once you grow your blog and start getting steady traffic, you will start to attract brands who are willing to work with you on sponsored posts. Sponsored posts usually work with the brand and you collaborating on a blog post. This involves agreeing on the theme of the post, images, links, and anchor texts. An agreement on a fee and terms of payment is usually done prior to the post being written.

Sponsored posts work great for fashion bloggers UK and brands as they are a great way of promoting a brand and earning income for the blogger as well.

Product reviews

This is similar to sponsored posts but the only difference is that products are sent to the bloggers to be photographed and reviewed on the blog. Sometimes the bloggers receive payments and sometimes they don’t. I have published product reviews on this blog for years. Some are sponsored by brands and some are not. The truth is I enjoy trying new products and sharing my thoughts with you all. I really like photographing new pieces and accessories and showcasing them on the blog and on social media platforms. Having a fashion blog enables me to connect with various fashion brands and explore their amazing collections. It is a win-win.

Product review collaborations are a great way to work with brands. It is great especially for new UK fashion bloggers who are trying to stand out from the saturated blogging industry and create exciting content for their blog.

Affiliate marketing

This is another way to make money as a fashion blogger or any kind of blogger. For every affiliate link a reader clicks and makes a purchase, you get a commission.  I started affiliate marketing some years ago and it has been a steady way of working with different brands and earning some money by the side while providing engaging content for my blog visitors.

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How to get the best out of your collaborations with bloggers with Get Blogged Marketplace

It is wise to agree on the terms of the collaboration before starting. Payment terms should be agreed upon prior to the collaboration. As a blogger, I always appreciate it when brands send me all the details I need in as few emails as possible. The back and forth can be draining and time-consuming. This is why it is easier for all parties involved to understand exactly what the collaboration would entail as quickly as possible.

This is one of the reasons why I love working with Get Blogged Marketplace. Posting a job on Get Blogged Marketplace is a quick, easy, and profitable way to work with many UK Fashion bloggers. As a brand, you can gain the best search engine optimisation results without spending a fortune or spending hours trying to find the right fashion bloggers for your campaign. On Get Blogged Marketplace, brands can easily connect with some of the best fashion bloggers in the UK.

My top 5 fashion blogs are –

  • Fashion and Style Police

Yes, I am on the list and the first. You can find me on Instagram on Fashion and Style Police

  • Mojintouch

I love Moji’s blog and I have followed her for many years. Her style is so chic and elegant. You can find out more about her fashion and style on her Instagram page – Mojintouch.

  • Fashionmommywm

Emma’s blog is one of my favourite UK fashion blogs. She covers everything in fashion and she blogs regularly too! You can find her on Instagram as Fashionmommywm.

  • Forever Amber Blog

This is another fashion blogger I have followed since 2012. Amber’s blog is so amazing. You need to check out her Instagram page – ForeverAmberBlog.

  • Fashion Bomb Daily

This is another fashion blog I really like. I have followed Claire’s blog for many years and I find her content very entertaining. You can find her on Instagram – FashionBombDaily.

What do you think of these fashion bloggers?

 

 

 

 

Simple Christmas Outfit Ideas To Try This Year

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Fashion doesn’t take holidays, and even around the festive season, we want to look our best and impress and family get-togethers. 

This year has been one different from any other and we have seldom had reason to get dressed up and have fun. But today we want to change that to show you that you can dress to impress this Christmas and have fun at home. 

Here are some ideas for fashionable outfits you can wear this winter to really bring that Christmas spirit to life. 

A retro getup 

There is nothing better than a bit of nostalgia – and Christmas time is a great opportunity to look back on the past and bring it into our wardrobes. You can look online for some 70s inspired velour jumpsuits to wear with a pair of hoop earrings and heels for your Christmas party. If you aren’t a jumpsuit kind of girl, a 50s style dress with a fit and flare style could be a wonderful way to bring some retro charm to Christmas. However, I always love 1970s Outfit Ideas.

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Classic golden goddess 

There are not many times in the year when you get to wear metallic colours such as silver and gold without looking overdressed. Luckily for you, Christmas is one of those times where it fits perfectly. Wow your family and friends this Christmas with a stunning gold dress in a bodycon fit and consider bringing a body chain into the mix for extra glam. Getting dressed up for Christmas is fun so make sure that you make the most of things you couldn’t wear at any other time of the year. 

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Monochrome magic 

One of the classic ways to dress at Christmas time is to choose a monochrome outfit and add a bright red touch with shoes or lips. There are some amazing ways to pull off a monochrome look this Christmas and you can choose a colour block dress, a black skirt and white top, or even some skinny white jeans with a black plunge top. Have some fun playing around with the fit and style of your clothing and enjoy the simplicity and timelessness of it. 

A glitzy dress 

Christmas is a time to play around with glitz and glam – and a sequined dress could be the ideal option to bring some festive cheer to your celebrations. A fun sequin dress can be any colour or a combination of colours and will bring that little bit of Christmas magic to your life this year. 

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A festive jumper and skirt 

If you enjoy going a little more comfortable and practical close to Christmas it is a good idea for you to wear a festive jumper with a simple skater skirt. A festive jumper with all the fixings and garishness is in the true Christmas spirit and a cute little skirt to tick it in will bring a more childlike look to your Christmas Day. Plus, once you have eaten a huge roast dinner you can hide your bloat in the jumper and no one will know! 

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