Make The Look Your Own: Fashion blogger rundown for the fashionista in you
Credit: Into The Gloss
Into The Gloss is one fashion blog that Amy Legge likes to click on frequently for reviews, trends and much more.
A lot of my style inspiration comes from style bloggers. While fashion journalism, including writing and photography, is beautiful and innovative, it can also be inaccessible. Most fashion bloggers are people like you and me, who have jobs to go to, who have lives, and who may not have $950 to spend on a pair of shoes at any given time.
Fashion blogs are a fun, current way to see the trickle down from couture to mass consumption. If you want to see examples of how to work the runway trend into a more approachable style, here are a few blogs to check out… because you don't have any homework you should be doing, right?
Into The Gloss is a website that is dedicated to beauty, but from a runway perspective. The best part about it is that it features product reviews, trends to try and also reviews of movies, runway shows, new product launches and more. To pique your interest, a few recent things happening on the site include “Throwback Thursday — Come As You Are: Moments of Grunge,” and “Backstage — Marc Jacobs Fall 2013.” You can find Emily, ITG's leading lady, at intothegloss.com and on Twitter @IntoTheGloss.
The Coveteur is a blog, newsletter, Twitter feed and online shop. As the name suggests, it is a blog that promotes coveting thy neighbour's shoes, and clothes, and homes. (Fun fact of the day: the CEO, Janet Bannister, is the entrepreneurial mastermind behind Kijiji!) The Coveteur gives an inside look at the homes and closets of fashion icons and tastemakers, making us all green with envy. This site does have a shopping component, so you can essentially shop the looks featured in the article. Just a warning, these are moderate to extremely high-priced items. Find The Coveteur online at thecoveteur.com and @thecoveteur.
Refinery29.com is a website that follows beauty, fashion and pop culture trends in a newsletter format. I log on to their site because of course I love fashion, but I keep coming back because the writing is clear, easy to relate to, and often hilarious. I particularly admire whoever authors their tweets. Some recent gems from Oscars night include “It blows our mind that Adele is 24 and Carly Rae Jepson is 28…” and “Jennifer Garner's dress is a party in the back we don't want to go to.”
There really is a blog for everything, and fashion blogs are a dime a dozen. This leads me to my next point, which is that fashion blogs are actually free, and that's great for those of us who would rather save the money we spend on Vogues and Harper's and spend it on clothes instead!