Welcome to a Fashion Blogger Original series split into three parts to keep your back covered 365 days a year.Ever suffered from a crippling bout of writers block and been unable to think of original blog posts? Well me too and it can be difficult to focus on the day ahead. It might even seem like you are procrastinating but the truth is that running out of creativity is both frustrating and mentally challenging. Well never fear because Faded Spring has compiled a 365 day list meaning that you will have blog posts to see you into 2017.
1st ‘Top 10 Outfits of 2015’
Round up your most liked outfits and curate a top 10 list explaining why each photo deserved a spot in the list. For example as shown below the Luxemme playsuit was in the top 10 photos of 2015 and was even immortalized in illustrative form by blogger and illustrator Sublime Cravings. Then go onto explain what the inspiration was behind each outfit and how you would adapt it for 2016.
2nd ‘I Am A Fashion Blogger Because…’
Behind every successful fashion blogger is a muse or a site of placement that inspired them to become a fashion blogger. With Aimee from Song of Style her Interior Design background saw her delve quite naturally into the fashion whereas to me it is an exploration of personal identity and is a backdrop to a painful past. I became a fashion blogger because it allowed me to transcend boundaries and prove that there is more to fashion than just a pretty face. It is a sociological and spiritual process.
3rd ‘The Representation of Androgyny In Popular Culture’
Androgynous fashion has been a wardrobe staple since Katherine Hepburn curated it as a norm-core aesthetic in the 1940’s and continues tp influence modern fashion icons like Jaden Smith to reject social boundaries and challenge what is defined as ‘mainstream fashion culture’.
You can read a similar post HERE
4th ‘ Are Women Objectified By The Fashion Industry?’
Gender roles have been a huge point of discussion since the Suffragette movement in the late 1920’s and even today womens rights have been sidelined in favour of the objectification of the female body. Yet can we really call it objectification when some women choose to expose their body to liberate themselves from patriarchal control?
5th ‘ My Five Year Fashion Blog Plan’
All bloggers have a different approach to blogging which can segregate bloggers into two camps: Hobby Vs. Professional bloggers. Many professional bloggers may be looking to create a long-term list of goals and options that can help catapault their blog into the stratosphere of the ‘greats’.
6th ‘ Re-defining Fashion Culture And It’s Exploration Of Social Identity’
Fashion culture has often been denoted as a ‘frivolous’ and materialistic industry centered around Capitalism yet for many fashion is a far more spiritual process. Contrary to the media’s representation of fashion culture, we can re-define fashion culture by making it about how we see ourselves and advocate for social change.
7th ‘High Street Shopping Haul’
Many bloggers curate a video or list of their recent shopping hauls so why not focus on a ‘high-street haul’ for under 50 pounds and set yourself a style and budget challenge from each high street store
8th ‘High Street Pawns: A True Tale Of Consumerism’
Fast fashion is a lucrative industry and has been known to create issues with spending, bouts of bankruptcy and a wardrobe full of items you no longer use or need. Buying into consumer culture has not only had a negative effect on our bank balance but also on our gratitude, where many take the financial status quo for granted leading to an intense relationship with consumersim.
I did something similar which you can read about HERE
9th ‘Friday Lookbook: The Pastel Edit’
Create a weekly feature and set yourself a style challenge to both make the most of your wardrobe but also to challenge the way you view and approach fashion.
10th ‘Review Of Missguided’
Pick any store and set yourself a mission of reviewing their products and create a rating scale that determines how much you are getting for your money, quality vs service and picture vs reality might be two seperate criterias you use to rate your chosen store.
11th ‘Designer/ High Street Wishlist’
What are you lusting after this month but can’t afford because you have spent all your money before payday? We have all been there so create a wishlist with this months most coveted items.
12th ‘ Why I Am Against Designer Clothes’
When paying 50 pounds extra for a t-shirt that has a logo on it, it makes us question how ludicrious designer fashion can be with its unrealistic expectations of our bank balances. Explore your thoughts on designer fashion and how it makes you feel.
13th ‘How To Make The Most Of Your Wardrobe’
Create a helpful tips feature by offering expertise on purging your wardrobe, organization skills and how to be a savvy shopper to make the most of your wardrobe’
I wrote a post on this which you can read about HERE
14th ‘How To Drive Traffic To Your Fashion Blog’
The ultimate aim of all full-time bloggers is to drive traffic to your blog so that you can reach a wider audience. Share tips on how to get 10 K + views a month and break down each step with visual content so that the reader can understand how to effectively drive traffic to their fashion blogs.
15th ‘The History Of Fashion’
Being in a fashion industry should be based on more than just having an eye for popular trends but educating your readers on how integral the history of fashion is to shaping our modern fashion culture. Start from the Medieval Era and end in 2016.
16th ‘ Street Style Star Icons To Watch Out For In 2016’
Which street style icons will have the biggest impact on 2016 fashion trends? Voice your thoughts and create a poll to see if your reader agrees.
17th ‘S/S 16 Trends’
Spring is in the air and with the blossoming of flowers comes a time for change. So what trends were seen on the S/S 16 catwalk?
You can find a similar post HERE
18th ‘ What’s In My Wardrobe?’
Let your readers get to know you through a guided tour of your wardrobe and its contents. What are your favourite pieces and what will you be wearing for S/S 16. This can be done via a traditional blog post or a Youtube video if you have a Youtube channel.
19th ‘ Spring Lookbook’
Create 7 days of looks that you would wear in the spring and the inspiration behind each look and why it is suitable for spring.
20th ‘ Is The Catwalk Industry Responsible For Societies Crisis Of Identity?’
Blogging has come full circle with many bloggers like The Blonde Salad turning their sites into online magazines or venturing into other occupations. Does this signal the beginning of a crisis for bloggers social identities or is it a natural evolutionary process of becoming a fashion blogger?
21st ‘ An Interview With…’
For bloggers wanting to hone their journalistic skills creating interview opportunities are perfect. Select a blogger or brand that you would like to interview and centre it around their ethos, brand and any other issues you would like to cover.
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22nd ‘ The Meaning Behind The Colour Red’
Synonmous with the image of passion and danger, red is steeped in historic origins. Explore with your readers why red is such an iconic colour for the fashion industry.
23rd ‘ How To Create Picture Perfect Blog Pictures’
We as consumers are naturally drawn to visual content so what better way to drive traffic to your blog than through picture perfect blog posts?
24th ‘ How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog Using Instagram’
Speaking of visual imagery Instagram is by far the most important visual tool you can find on the internet in the modern world so learn how to drive traffic to your blog using Instagram. Tips you could include are use of colour, picture composition and links.
25th ‘ The Story Behind Britains Biggest Designer: Alexander MCQueen
There is no other British designer that is quite as iconic as Alexander McQueen. Explore his life and what impact he made on the fashion world through his love of fashion that defied social convention.
26th ‘ 3O Day Wardrobe Challenge’
Post January Blues it is time to pick up the pieces and challenge yourself physically and mentally in a way that will make you and your wardrobe feel a lot happier Rules can include no spending money on clothes for 30 days and re-using one item over the week to see how you can style it 7 different ways making it fresh for the new season.
27th ‘Tortured Artists, Legacies And International Designers Gone Rogue’
A comprehensive look into the life and the times of the greatest, most disturbed artists/designers and how they influenced our perceptions of the fashion industry.
28th ‘ The Difference Between Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Instagrammers’
What sets traditional bloggers apart from the new wave of Fashion Instagrammers entering the blogging stratosphere and how does each sect bring a different dimension to the blogging industry.
29th ‘ The Truth Behind Social Stratification: A Fashion Edition’
Is fashion elitist and stratified in accordance to social class and background? Why are some fashion icons more revered than others?
30th ‘Who Is Your Fashion Inspiration’
Behind every fashion blogger is an icon that inspires them to enter the fashion industry. What is your fashion icon/ inspiration and how did they inspire you to become a fashion blogger?
31st ‘January 2016 Recap’
Recap all your posts and then state top 5 most commented posts, top 5 most viewed posts, top 5 most retweeted posts, top 5 most shared posts, top 5 most liked Instagram posts, most commented on Instagram post ect.
You can find a similar post HERE
1st ‘How To Prepare For A Job Interview’
Preparing for a job interview can be difficult so sit back and relax as I take care of all your interview related needs- from tips on presentation and communication skills to 5 key pieces to elevate your interview style we have got you covered.
2nd ‘Princess Culture And Its Influence On Ellie Saab’
Fantasy like creations waft across the catwalk reminiscient of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella’s haute couture gowns in the Disney films, cited as a huge inspiration behind Ellie Saab’s grasp of romantic princess culture. Compare and contrast key Disney princesses and how that translates into Ellie Saab’s collection.
3rd ‘Top 10 Fashion Designers: High Street Edition’
Everyone knows what your favourite brands are but do they know the head designers who have created each brands ethos and aesthetic? What are your favourite high-street visionairies?
4th ‘The 60s And Mod Rock Culture’
The 60’s was a period of liberation from patriachal control and women embraced mini’s and colourblocking with gusto feeding into mod rock culture. Explore key figures like Twiggy and how they became the face of 60’s fashion.
You can find a similar post HERE
5th ‘ Style Challenge: The 50’s’
Give yourself a retro makeover and channel your inner Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn through 50’s inspired looks.
6th ‘Behind The Scenes: Fashion Blogger On Shoot’
Go behind the scenes and show your readers the truth behind a bloggers life and how expectations vs reality makes for a compelling new look at the blogging phenomenon.
You can find a similar post HERE
7th ‘Retro Revival And Its Influence On The Worlds Biggest Bloggers Style’
This season the 60’s,70’s and 80’s have influenced many modern fashion icons to embrace retro revival. But which key bloggers personify retro revival the most?
8th ‘ The Blogging Phenomenon And It’s Origins’
Explore the history of blogging and how it all started in the 1990’s with web-blogs. How did it transform into the huge blogging phenomenon that it is today?
9th ‘2016 Up and Coming Fashion Bloggers’
Branch out of your comfort zone and discover new fashion bloggers that are beginning to influence the blogging stratosphere. What are their secrets on the key to becoming a successful digital influencer?
10th ‘What To Wear On Valentines Day: A Valentines Week Edition’
Seven days of love, seven different outfits. What will you choose?
11th ‘The Origins Of Valentines Day’
No Valentines week is complete without a comprehensive look into the origins of Valentines day. Explore traditions and orgins and how they variate in different cultures.
12th ‘Valentines Day Traditions Around The World: Fashion Edition’
Which ties nicely into your next post, focus on customs and how Valentines day is celebrated across the world in modern times.
13th ‘What To Do If You Are Single On Valentines Day’
Lets face it not all of us is going to be loved up this Valentines but us singletons can still have fun! Explore all the latest events that are available to singletons and how to act when you see one more loved-up couple making out in front of you!
14th ‘The 10 Most Romantic Places In London On Valentines Day’
From street art themed walks to candle-lit dinners there is a romantic place for all of us single or not. Explore castle ruins or be treated to a three course dinner overlooking all of London, the choice is yours.
15th ‘ How To Become A Successful Digital Influencer’
All fashion bloggers are digital influencers but how can we become succesful in our roles as fashion bloggers? Tips you could include; networking, curating a friendly community and using clear and professional photos.
16th ‘ How To Create A Transitional Wardrobe: Spring Edition’
Its that time between winter and spring where the flowers are in half-bud and the frost begins to dissipitate. Learn to how to create a useful wardrobe that can take you from winter to spring with minimal changes.
17th ‘ Confessions Of A Fashion Blogger’
Its not all rose petals and fluffy bunnies in the land of a fashion blogger and for the most part we work hard to get our work off the ground. Include all the confessions of your fellow fashion bloggers and fess up your blogging bugbears, what you would avoid and which bloggers you wish you could be more like.
18th ‘ Reality Vs. Expectations In The Fashion Industry’
Expectations: Everything is free Reality: Begging for something that has £10 value because your too broke to buy it yourself.
19th ‘How To Shop With Zara For Under £50’
Upmarket-high-street chain Zara can be pricey but using these clever hacks you can still get key pieces that will cost you less than 50 pounds.
20th ‘Six Ways To Style Sequins’
Sequins have often been associated with the party season but are surprisingly transitional taking your look from day to night with a few well chosen accessories.
You can find a similar post HERE
21st ‘Evolution Of My Personal Style’
A must-have post for experienced fashion bloggers who have been blogging for at least a year, perhaps you can compare your ootd’s from when you first started until now and cite the inspiration behind each look.
22nd ‘365 Day Style Challenge’
Take a photo of your outfits every day (no cheating!) and then charter your style revolution through every snap. What worked and what didn’t work, your favourite looks ect.
23rd ‘ A Day In The Life Of A Fashion Blogger’
Pick a day in your social calendar where you are either networking, writing blog posts, working or shooting and explore the timeline of events throughout that day.
24th ‘ If I Could Be Born In Another Era What Would It Be?’
You have been given a time machine and a chance to travel back in time. What era would you choose and why?
25th ‘ 2015’s High Street Losses’
As new shops open old ones close and for many it can be a sore loss as they remember the good times they shared with that store. What stores closed last year and what impact did it have on the fashion industry?
26th ‘ Why Blogging Is A Real Occupation’
As bloggers we are constantly marginalized by both the media and our peers who tell us to get ‘real jobs’ without realizing how much effort goes into curating our blogs and how unlike other jobs is 24/7. Because lets face it even on my day off I am still shooting, blogging and researching.
27th ‘A Review Of London Fashion Week 2016’
A review of this seasons latest looks and your stand-out pieces and designers and why. What is the ethos behind each brand and why do you think it will be a successful venture?
28th ‘My LFW Looks’
Even if you have not been invited to LFW it still gives you an excuse to drive extra traffic to your blog and challenge yourself to photograph and create seven or more different looks in a week.
1st- ‘February Recap’
*See January recap for more details*
2nd ‘ Do’s and Dont’s of Blogging’
Create a comprehensive outlook into curating a useful guide for new and experienced bloggers that can help them become better bloggers or more mindful of blogger code i.e. don’t plagarise ect.
3rd ’30 Blogger Fashion Blogger Outreach Programs You Should Sign Up To’
This is especially useful for newer bloggers who might find it harder to get opportunities, list all the programs and state their pros and cons and what their USP is.
You can find a simular post HERE
4th ‘ My Pantone Look’
As Pantone announced Serenity & Rose Quartz as their two key colours create an outfit centered around blue and pink and talk about why the two pastel colours compliment each other.
5th ‘Life In The Day Of….’
Pick a celebrity, icon or someone you would like to be for a day and create a style challenge and itenerary around their personal aesthetic. This is a great way of challenging your fashion boundaries.
6th ‘ How Art Is Linked To The History Of Fashion’
From contemporary to rennaiscance, art has played a big part on the way we view fashion through the ages and have interpreted it for the modern world. Explore which key art eras are linked to the history of fashion i.e. pop art and the 60’s
7th ‘ Is Social Media Turning Fashion Bloggers Into Commodities?’
We are constantly pressurized by the media to not wear the same thing twice and buy the products they market to us but does that make us commodities?
8th ‘Spring/ Summer 2016 Eyewear Trends’
See Gucci, Prada & more take on this seasons hottest eyewear looks and explore what sunglasses suit which face shape.
9th ‘ How To Make An Impression At Fashion Blog Events’
A key part of networking and becoming a successful fashion blogger is learning how to make an impression at blog events. Key tips you could include; friendly but professional, be smart and presentable and market your brand in a way that is not too obtrusive.
10th ’10 Fashion Icons That Challenge Conformity’
In an attempt to diversify the image of the fashion industry catwalks have begun to employ unconcenventional models i.e. Whinnie Harlow has Vitiligo. What are your thoughts?
11th ‘ You Are What You Buy: Consumerism’
Since the introduction of e-commerce shopping the effect of capitalism has turned us into pawns of consumerism and it is becoming increasingly prevalent as technology and sales increase.
12th ‘My Blogging Schedule’
Give a behind the scenes look at your blogging schedule and what goes into the craft of each blog post.
13th ‘ Why Fashion Needs To Diversify Its Image’
Explore why its elitist, vanilla approach to fashion needs to change in order to incorporate people from all backgrounds i.e racial/cultural/ethnic/ age/ gender/sexuality.
You can find a simular post HERE
14th ‘ The Representation Of Class And Gender In The Fashion Industry’
Is there an intersection between class and gender? Explore how class divides can become more apparent when it is interlinked with gender too.
15th ‘How To Dress For A Tinder First Date’
A novel idea dressing for a Tinder date is culturally relevant as thousands of people sign up every day looking for their one true ‘Tinder Love’. Create an outfit centered around the idea of the date.
16th ‘Is Cara Delevingne A Cultural Phenomenon Or Just Another Rich Girl’
Although Cara was born into an affluent background has that had any impact on her transition into the acting and modelling world?
17th ‘Confessions Of A Freebie Addict: Fashion Blogger Edition’
Fess up, us bloggers love freebies but how far would you go to blag the freebie of your choice?
18th ‘ A New Dawn: The Blogging Phenomenon’
Explore how blogging has changed the way we view fashion and how it has helped us spread both positive and negative words/images across the blogging stratosphere.
19th ’30 Outfits For Under 30′
Create 30 outfits using Polyvore or your own images and explore how you can get beautiful cheap looks for less.
20th ‘ How To Monetize Your Fashion Blog’
Most bloggers aim to monetize their blog so explore how you can do this through sponsored posts, affiliates and becoming paid ambassadors for brands.
21st ‘ How To Make Your Fashion Blog Go Viral’
Write a how-to list on the checkpoints and guaranteed formula you need to m