I have been a little disillusioned with fashion blogging and especially Instagram, or rather the fashion posts on Instagram. There are a few reasons for this. What has begun to annoy me a little bit is the general lack of creativity that I see. I’ll explain in a minute but of course, fast fashion is involved.
Since I have not mentioned this enough 🙂 I have stopped buying fast fashion. At least I am trying my best to avoid it. The last fast fashion item I bought was in June last year so lets see how long I can manage and go without. I remember telling a friend about this plan and she asked how would I manage to not shop while blogging and will I be wearing my old clothes? I said yes, thats the plan.
It was when she mentioned it that I thought about how fashion blogging works now. Most fashion bloggers buy clothes monthly if not weekly. Every outfit post is made of new clothes. So its actually not a new outfit but new clothes.
I remember listening to a podcast called Control Alt Delete (highly recommended!) where the host was interviewing a fashion blogger. (Make sure you check out out list of favourite podcasts). The blogger mentioned how she buys new clothes for her outfit posts because that is what her readers expect and want. I personally feel this could not be further from the truth. One of my favourite fashion bloggers, Brooklyn Blonde wears same or similar clothes and has a particular style and honestly, that is what I want to see. One of my favourite posts from her was a really old skirt which she has styled in so many ways. I love reading and being inspired by posts like that. The fast fashion haul and shopping videos are just not my cup of tea.
So this is what I was keen to ask my readers as well – what is the fashion content you guys want to see? My aim is not to make you shop – honestly I don’t want you guys to shop at all. What I want to do is come up with new outfits with old clothes, wear the same dress in different ways, enjoy the clothes you own and actually be creative in the process. This is what I enjoy about fashion. I personally don’t see any creativity in buying and wearing new clothes every week. Its easy to look fresh and styled and interesting when you have new clothes every week but where is the personality and creativity in that?
What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with me? Do you love shopping often and trying out new trends? Or do you even care about creativity in outfit styling or is this something that is not important to you at all? Let me know please – I would love to get a conversation going about this. And ending with the usual, share our posts, follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletters. Its really helps us since we don’t have any money to advertise! All social media links are down below.
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