The world’s designers recently presented their new looks on catwalks from New York to Paris during Fashion Week, so I decided to hunt through the closet — err, browse the WordPress.com community — for some eye-catching fashion blogs that not only stay on top of the trends du jour, but customize their themes to reflect their own personal styles.
Today, let’s shine the spotlight on these blogs:
Corrie created Brooklyn Bliss as a personal blog, which has since transformed into a popular site for fashion, design, and vegan lifestyle, focused on vegan-friendly and cruelty-free products. Corrie has really made the site her own, customizing Bueno in cool ways. I love the textured custom background of bricks, which adds an edge, and also like how she uses the Custom Design upgrade: she’s activated bold, stencil-like font for the site title, post titles, and menu items, and splashes bright magenta across the page in links, social media buttons, and other details. The site design evokes urban fashion and a city lifestyle — a total win.
Amy, a fashion stylist and visual merchandiser living in South West London, is passionate about vintage clothing: she mixes rare and antique finds with high street fashion and adores bright colors and floral prints. (You can see this preference in her lovely custom header image.) Fun fact: Amy and her boyfriend, Dave, snap all the images on the site (Amy takes self-portraits using a remote and a tripod). I also love her sidebar images: portraits from forest shoots displayed as old film photographs. It’s a nice accent that helps to create an overall vintage feel (and if you’re interested in doing something similar on your own blog, it’s easy to achieve with an online photo editor like PicMonkey or Pixlr).
The Style Voyager showcases the effectiveness of the theme Imbalance2 for a magazine-style fashion and design site. The home page displays a gorgeous grid of posts and featured images, which allows you to view the latest content all at once. Individual posts maintain a traditional blog-style format and elegantly display the site’s fashion shoots. The black-and-white site logo on the top left and the social media and newsletter subscription icons on the top right create a minimal, sophisticated look — just like the outfits that grace these pages.
More fashion blogs
Finally, Sage x Clare is a visual feast of fashion, photography, and lifestyle.
Mar 11th at 6:16 pm
I love these collections of themed blogs which you guys post, there are some excellent sites out there that I may have missed otherwise… forshame!
Mar 11th at 6:29 pm
Great blogs! It’s good to the time and quality put into making a great product. We’d love to add our blog to the list, apparatusmag.com. Keep up the great work everyone!
Mar 11th at 6:44 pm
Cool, just that you missed us! We write complete articles on men’s style, fashion and lifestyle!
Fraquoh and Franchomme
Mar 11th at 7:18 pm
@Cheri: well, seen as you’re asking, a fiction collection would be absolutely lovely!
Mar 11th at 7:27 pm
We wanted to recommend our blog at http://www.attireclub.wordpress.com
Mar 11th at 7:29 pm
Awesome! You know Hipsters love fashion.
Mar 11th at 8:01 pm
Great to see you peeps delve into the fashion world!
Mar 11th at 8:19 pm
You totally overlooked Miami Fashion Model Annamarie Ricci’s posts on TropicStyleMagazine.com . She writes with an insider’s view and has become one of Miami’s top fashion bloggers.
Mar 11th at 8:23 pm
My life philosophy is look good while doing good!!!
Mar 11th at 8:32 pm
Thank you for featuring my blog, I’m really flattered
Off to check out the other blogs featured. x
Mar 11th at 8:37 pm
Nice, thanks for sharing!
Mar 11th at 8:39 pm
You ought to take a look at the virtual fashion scene — that of Second Life. You don’t know how many blogs are devoted to the fashion scene on the Grid, either part time (like my own) or full time. Some of the things available for an avatar are fierce; some purely elegant; and there is much on the cutting edge. Try searching up “Second Life” and “fashion” combined some time, and see what the most fashionable avatars around wear!
Mar 11th at 9:11 pm
I can’t believe you missed FashionForLunch – http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com – they are the best!
Seriously, I’m a single parent and plain old not able to splurge on appearances for myself, but I love FashionForLunch because it is truly stylish – I’m talking truly. I highly recommend you visit!
Mar 11th at 9:13 pm
this is my favourite round up I’ve seen I am a fashion photographer and always looking to connect with fashion bloggers to connect with and shoot “look of the day” and look book for. Thanks WP
Mar 11th at 9:22 pm
@Cheri: I would also like to see some of the best technology / geeky blogs, that would be cool!
Mar 11th at 10:32 pm
If anyone’s interested in the knitwear perspective on fashion week, that’s my angle! http://fringeassociation.com/tag/fashion/
Mar 12th at 12:36 am
There is an amazing fashion blog by an Australian girl who focuses on budget fashion. Her website is http://www.ultimatespree.com – check it out!
Mar 12th at 3:26 am
Thanks. I follow some internet fashionistas and I sure will check these bloggers out.
Mar 12th at 6:46 am
Elegant blogs… Surely gonna visit some of these.
Mar 12th at 7:32 am
These are amazing fashion blogs! Great inspiration!
Mar 12th at 12:41 pm
Missing are blogs and fashion inspiration for those of us over 50 and not stick thin.
Mar 12th at 3:25 pm
Great post!! What about nousetlamode.com??
Mar 12th at 3:39 pm
I love these blogs — I follow at least half of them. Great post!
Mar 12th at 4:32 pm
I could use the advice on clothes and what is new in trends because I am older. I want to look good but not a teenager.
Mar 12th at 7:41 pm
Thanks for featuring me! Totally blushing right now! xx
Mar 13th at 4:02 am
Love these blogs! We’re always looking for new fashion blogs to read, both for inspiration and to keep afloat with what’s going on in the fashion/fashion blogger world. My co-blogger, Jenn, and I write a fashion blog of sorts! Really, it’s mostly just us playing an absurd version virtual dress up: http://whatwouldyouwearif.com.
Mar 13th at 10:39 am
I like Amy from Vintage Reflection and her writing styles.
Mar 13th at 8:07 pm
Love getting inspiration from blogs since i’m fairly new to the world of fashion blogging and have a lot to learn! ; http://thelaststraggler.wordpress.com/
Mar 13th at 11:46 pm
Reblogged this on Boheme Bimbo and commented:
What a great list of inspirational fashion bloggers! Thanks Cheri for discovering and sharing xx
Mar 14th at 5:27 am
Nice blogs <3.
Mar 14th at 9:03 am
Lovely blogs but I especially like Amy from Vintage Reflection. She has given me something to think about as I love vintage myself!
Mar 15th at 6:18 pm
Great blogs. Clean and entertaining to go through. Recently started my blog. Still learning about how to make it attractive, but I have so many beauty tips & fashion tips to share to the world!
Mar 19th at 2:56 pm
Thank you for sharing with us Cheri! Here is one more to check out: fashionblogga.wordpress.com!
Mar 19th at 5:06 pm
Thanks for sharing this wonderful collection with us.
Mar 19th at 7:22 pm
Reblogged this on Blogging Gimpel and commented:
Hi there, you fashionistas!
Here is something you might like – a selection of blogs talking about fashion. I know may of you, guys, care a lot about that “stuff” so … enjoy!
Mar 22nd at 3:22 am
I just wanted to make sure that men’s fashion was represented by my lil’blog- http://themonsieur.com/
Mar 24th at 4:05 pm
Love this. I can’t get enough of fashion blogs. I just love them. I just started my blog and will be posting about fashion too. Go check it out.www.fashionlifetime.com