Top 10 Resources for Fashion Bloggers

Ok, I don’t claim to be a fashion blogger – at all… But, I do love fashion. I worked for 10 years in fashion merchandising, management, and visual displays, and loved it. I’m much better at dressing others than I am at dressing myself most days, lol. But – this is another category that I want to get into more this year. Not high fashion craziness – but totally attainable, real-mom fashion. You know – how to still look hot after 4 hours sleep, while chasing a wild toddler. Those type of tips.

Top 10 Resources for Fashion Bloggers

Does the world’s lack of fashion disturb you? {Photo Credit}

So, as I have been gathering some tips, ideas, and tools to help me be more successful in this new area of blogging, I thought I’d share some with you ladies too. These are my current Top 10 Resources to check out, for Fashion Bloggers. Stay tuned for more fashion posts – and let me know what kind of things you’d like to see featured in this category too!

  • 1. Spring Fashionista: This is a crazy-awesome event that you definitely want to join in. I’ve heard about it for a year, and just put off joining, because I wasn’t sure about getting the prize set up. Well, this time I joined early enough to put together something awesome! And… When we put together our monthly traffic stats linky, several bloggers had the host blog as a top 10 traffic referrer for the YEAR, that’s how awesome the traffic is for this event. Join here - Spring Fashionista sign up - and I’d love if you mention that I sent ya!
  • 2. Polyvore: This is such a fantastic tool. You install a little clipping button to your toolbar, similar to the Pinterest Pin it button. Then when you see pieces that you love, you simply “clip” them to your Polyvore account. When you log in to your account, you can use those pieces, plus the million things already clipped there, to create looks. Make collages and images, and easily share them to your blog, or with followers on Polyvore. {See some examples of how I use it here: Fashion Posts. And connect with me there here:  Megsp22 on Polyvore.
  • 3. Promote your posts: If you’re a fashion blogger – or if you post fashion posts even once in awhile – check out this list of 25 Ways to Promote Your Fashion Posts. And even if you’re NOT a fashionista, there are some great ideas in here.
  • 4. ASOS: This is a network I just joined recently – It’s a very cool way to share fashions you love, meet new people and discover cool stuff, and a ton more awesome stuff. Join ASOS Fashion Finder.
  • 5. Great tips: This is a SERIOUS resource, from Pretty Shiny Sparkly. It is massively packed full of tips, ideas, and so much more. Get The Secrets to Successful Fashion Blogging.
  • 6. Photography: Just like in Food Blogging – Fashion Blogging brings new photography challenges. This post has some amazing tips – Secrets to Successful Fashion Blogging: Photography. It’s from the same blog as above – love it.
  • 7. Ideas: This is actually a really great list for anyone to use – it’s just a list of new types of posts to write, new ways to look at content, new ideas to consider. Read 31 Post Ideas for Fashion Blogs.
  • 8. New Blog: Want to start a new fashion blog? Or any type of new blog? Then this might help jump start your brainstorming for coming up with an idea… 10 Tips for Naming Your Fashion Blog. Since I’m currently trying to come up with a name for my new business and blogging tips site, this is SUPER helpful!
  • 9: Sex & the City: I love this – She says, “It’s safe to say that if Sex and the City had started 10 years later, Carrie Bradshaw would have been a blogger. New York City’s “It” girl would have tweeted to Miranda, re-pinned Charlotte’s outfit posts, and liked Samantha’s Instagram photos of the hottest parties.” Right? Get 4 Timeless Blogging Lessons from Carrie Bradshaw.
  • 10. Boost your blog: This is another really comprehensive resource – and one that’s an awesome read no matter what type of blog you have! Check out Killer Fashion Blogging: 50 Ways to Take Your Fashion Blog to the Next Level.

What about you – Are you already a fashion blogger? If so, you probably have some great tips and resources to share. I’d love to hear them – leave me some comments! Are you interested in branching out into more fashion blogging in 2013? If so – what are the challenges in your way? I love hearing from you ladies…

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Comments

  1. Awesome list – I tweeted it to my teen daughter, who is starting a beauty/fashion blog.

  2. Succeeding as a fashion blogger today is incredibly hard due to the huge competition. These tips are awesome, especially those coming from people who have already done it.

    A great idea for finding content ideas is to use BuzzSumo. Basically it’s a WordPress plugin that allows you to search content ideas by keyword(say “fashion photography”) and as a result you get already written posts that have got a lot of social media shares and likes. Say someone has written a post like “10 Fashion Tips for Plus-Sized Ladies”, you could then write a much more detailed post, for example: “30+ Fashion Tips for Plus-Sized Ladies”.

    Another awesome thing you can do is guest post, you can find guest blogging opportunities at IFB(heartifb.com). Their community is a home to many fashion bloggers, so that might be useful for you. A tip for guest posting: make sure the blogger is willing to share your guest post with their community on social media. FashionRelic.com is one of those who are willing to do this.

    Hope this helps.

    • Meagan Paullin says:

      Awesome tips Jenny!! Thanks for sharing, because I’d never heard of BuzzSumo before – but you can bet yer buttons it’s now on my “to check out” list on my desk! Thank you!

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