Spotlight on Bloggers – The Style Guide
Spotlight on Bloggers – The Style Guide
Ever wondered how fashion bloggers dress the way they do? Forget spending a fortune on expensive designer clothes, bloggers are making their mark on the world one high street piece at a time.
Fashion bloggers have become a global phenomenon and we’re always stealing their looks. Yet bloggers always seem to be one step ahead of us and there’s something about their style that means we can’t stop clicking. Here are the top tips on how to dress like a blogger:
Switch-Up for New Seasons
Every season needs a well-edited wardrobe and the best way to avoid the much dreaded ‘I have nothing to wear’ lie (because let’s face it, considering the amount of clothes sitting in your wardrobe you must have something to wear) is to have a clear idea of what clothes you actually want to wear. Knowing your options is the starting point of building great outfits, so organise your wardrobe and never look back!
Research Before You Buy
Impulse buys always get us, and while they sometimes lead to a fantastic find (sale anyone!?) they can leave us with a little regret at having spent money on something that will most probably end up at the back of our wardrobe, unworn. So why not spending that money on something that we really want to wear instead? Research alternatives before buying something to make sure you’re purchasing the best piece available out there and you’re making the most out of your money. Looking expensive doesn’t have to be expensive, so pay attention to the quality and life-span of your buys. Your wardrobe and your wallet will thank you!
Plan, Plan, Plan
Instagram-worthy outfits are often the result of meticulous planning. By planning your monthly spend on fashion you can prioritise the pieces you want the most – the ones that will help you create the best outfits and that will see you through the seasons. By planning your wardrobe space you’ll also avoid a pile of clutter that will stand between you and your favourite clothes. And by planning your outfits before wearing them you will give serious thought to every piece in your wardrobe – it’s never too late to give new life to an item by matching it with something new! So if you have a wedding or a party coming up, start planning your outfit now – your next wedding guest dress or party dress awaits!
Invest in Timeless Pieces
Power players that will be the foundation of many of your best outfits should underpin your wardrobe. Look at the clothes you own and identify the ones that you’ve been using for years. Whether it’s a jacket, a pair of tailored trousers or jeans, these are the ones that always come to the rescue whenever you’re having a wardrobe dilemma. Buy more go-to pieces and it’ll be easier for you to build strong outfits.
Define Your Signature Style…
Make time for outfits that bring you joy, that make you feel comfortable in your skin and confident with the way you look. Choose a style that represents you the most and add a personal touch to make it truly yours. Nothing will ever beat a well-dressed, confident woman walking down the street in the dress she loves.
…But Try New Trends
Don’t be scared to try trends that you would normally leave to fashion pack – you could be pleasantly surprised with the end result! An off the shoulder top might be your favourite summer go-to look and a versatile wrap could become your wardrobe’s new best friend.
Work Out What Suits You
We live in an age where clothes are tailored to our needs and while having too many options might be confusing it also gives us the chance to wear what really makes us look our best. Whether it’s specific colours, fits (DP Curve, Petite or Tall) or shapes (e.g. bodycon dresses, shirt dresses, pinny dresses etc.) make sure you choose the ones that will emphasise your natural beauty and make you feel wonderful. Fashion bloggers swear by this rule!
Take a look at our gallery for the latest fashion trends as worn by some of the best bloggers around and copy their outfits at dorothyperkins.com.