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.

Park Plaza London image

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.

Fashion Bloggers Manchester image

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?

 

 

 

 

Tips for Buying Kids Clothing All Year Round

*Collaborative post.

Buying clothes for your children can be a stressful experience. Looking for high-quality clothes, for your own child, or as a gift for another child, can be made easier with a few tips and tricks to help to make the search easier. 

 

ips for Buying Kids Clothing All Year Round picture

Pexels-CC0 Licence 

 

Clothing Sizes

Unlike adult clothes sizes, kids clothes are often linked with their age or even weight. Which means for those who don’t have children, just knowing the age of the child will help when buying for another child.

Clothes sizes for children will go from ‘Tiny Baby’, 0-3 months, increasing in 3-6 month intervals as babies grow, right up to 15-16 years old where children will possibly begin to wear clothes in adult sizes anyway. 

If you’re unsure what size the child is, pick something at least one size bigger than the child’s age- some children grow faster than others, but for those who don’t, the child will grow into the item eventually. 

 

Going Age Appropriate 

As well as making sure that the clothes fit the baby or child, it is also important that the clothes are fit for purpose, too. For example, when choosing clothing for a baby it is important that they won’t irritate their skin- choose soft fabrics that are easy to remove and that are easily washable. 

Toddlers will need clothes that are durable, as once they start walking, they will need to make sure that the items of clothing are safe of tripping and choking hazards, so should be free of loose or detachable parts.
Kids clothing should be of a good quality, safe, and comfortable for wearing as they transition and grow. 

 

Think Seasonal 

Thanks to end of season sales and the predictability of the growth of children, its easy to buy clothing suited to kids that will be great for the following year, too. 

Most clothing options are available all-year-round without seasonal up scaled prices- this means you can buy your girls and boys swimwear in the winter or springtime at a marked-down price.

The same goes for their winter coats- these can be expensive peak season, so it’s always handy to have something available for when the chill hits. 

Unless donned with sandcastles and sea creatures, T-shirts are excellent layering tools to create other, more diverse looks. Choose long sleeve tops, shirts, and dresses to create a mix and match look. 

 

Shoes

You can’t talk about how to buy kids clothes without thinking of their feet, too. As kids grow, buying shoes can be incredibly expensive as they could only last a few months before they need to go up to the next size- but equally, it is really important that they are comfortable and supportive so as not to make them trip over and fall. 

Having well-fitting shoes will ensure that they don’t cause any foot problems as their feet grow.

Go to a professional to get their feet measured properly. Kids will only need a few pairs of shoes to see them through the year- for example- a pair of trainers, boots, sandals and school shoes.

Kids will develop their own sense of style over time. Keep them cool, without over spending!

 

Do you have any tips for buying kids clothing?

How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

*Collaborative post.

Shopping no longer feels as guilt free as it used to back in the day. A lot has changed now and we consumers tend to think twice before splashing out on new pieces and accessories. Times have changed and we have all had to adjust to the new times. I no longer shop like I used to a few years ago, and I think twice before I add any new additions to my wardrobe.  But the question remains – How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes? Let’s see if I can break this down –

 

How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

Many of us think it is easier to shop for men than for women, but it is pretty much the same process most of the time. I remember being shocked back in 2017 when it was revealed that British women spend an average of £74 per month on clothes compared to British men who spend an average of £100. That same study also revealed that the average man owns about 56 pieces of clothing but only wears about 62% of these regularly. Women on the other hand own 95 but only wear 59%.

 

How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes image

 

 

Tops and blouses

With tops, the best way to go is to have about six to ten pieces per wardrobe. Having said that, this is just an estimate. The amount of tops you would need in your wardrobe depends on your lifestyle, employment, budget and so on, but it is a guide to go by. I like to mix and match my tops with other pieces to create different looks. This works great for me and I find I get more wear out of each and every piece that way.

 

pants Image

 

 

Pants, skirts and shorts

With pants, I like to have about six to eight of them in my wardrobe. That way I always have options but not too many that I forget about them. One denim expert recommended having about three pairs of jeans in the wardrobe and it makes perfect sense! There is no point having over ten or twenty pairs of jeans in your wardrobe. It is likely you won’t be able to wear half of the jeans most of the time.

It also makes sense to make some room for skirts and shorts especially in the summer months. I like to have a couple of these each for when the weather allows.

 

outerwear image

 

 

Outerwear is key

Having a great quality outerwear is very important. They are great wardrobe assets as they can help finish off any look. I like to have about 4 outerwear pieces. The key to getting your outwear pieces to stay with you for awhile is to invest a bit more in them. I always recommend at least two casual jackets, one waterproof jacket and one or two blazers in different designs.

Blazers are particularly important as they can take you from the office to the restaurant effortlessly. You can put on a blazer for a meeting at work underneath a stunning dress shirt, or top and skirt for example.

 

 

shoes image

 

Shoes are made for walking

Shoes are super important. They have the power to take an outfit to a whole new level, and they can also completely ruin an outfit. I must confess, O like to have a couple of pairs in my wardrobe but you don’t really need as many pairs of shoes as you think you need. Three good pairs of shoes would work for many – One pair of smart shoes for work and events, one pair of boots for when the weather demands, and a pair of trainers for casual outings.

 

So how many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

I would say between 18 – 25 garments. At the end of the day, this is just a guide. You may need more or less depending on the weather, lifestyle, budget and space. I hope this post helps you rethink every new wardrobe purchase you want to make. Have a great week.

 

 

 

error: Content is protected !!