Welcome to part II of the 365 blog post ideas for fashion bloggers where I take you from April to September with a variety of fashion posts centered around digital media, personal style and social issues in the fashion industry. Last weeks installment covered January to March and this week we look at April to mid-August to discover what concepts and ideas you could cover centered around the genre of fashion. An eclectic mix of the serious ‘Should Fashion Bloggers Be More Real’ to Digital Media ‘How To Monetize Your Twitter Account’ right through to Networking ‘ How To Blag Your Way Into LFW’ there is guaranteed to be a post idea for all fashion bloggers.
1st ‘March Recap’
Its a new month and you have time to reflect on the successes and failures of the previous month. What went well? What didn’t and how can you stop repeating the same mistakes in the future. Curate a roundup of all your posts and set goals.
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2nd ‘London Fashion Events Calendar 2016’
Join me for a comprehensive look at this years most coveted fashion events outside of LFW and explore how you can blag an invite to this years most prestigious events.
3rd ‘How To Become A Pro At Seo: Fashion Blogger Edition’
Every blogger that I have come across struggle with SEO and SMO ( Social Media Optimization) but learning how to become a pro at SEO/SMO will help you grow organic traffic directly to your content, allowing Google to crawl your site more effectively.
4th ’10 Fashion Terms You Should Know’
Create a dictionairy of Fashions most significant terms i.e. normore and explain the origins and usuage of each term.
5th ‘ How To Create The Perfect Instagram Flatlay’
There has been increasing desire to learn how to create the perfect Instagram Flatlay so why not be the one to write the post and generate traffic as a result?
6th ‘How To Find Your Blogging Niche’
One key thing that most new bloggers struggle with is finding their blogging niche. Yes you blog about fashion but what makes you different from the other 99.9%? For me my fashion blog niche is centered around social issues content wise and aesthetically my niche is street art and nature.
An Example Of A Nature Post: Read More Here
An example of a street art post: Read More Here
7th ‘ My Topshop Wishlist’
Who dosen’t love Topshop but it can be quite pricey for us mere mortals who are content to shop in good ol’ Primarni. So why not make yourself a wishlist and set yourself a challenge of saving up money every month to buy your favourite pieces.
8th ‘If I Could Bring Back A Fashion Icon Who Would It Be?’
For me it would be Audrey Hepburn an iconic actress, singer and humanatarian who shares some important values with my own ethos. Many remember her as a beautiful fashion icon but Audrey was so much more than that. Who would you bring back?
9th ‘ Time Travel: Reliving The 70’s’
Create a style challenge centered around the 70’s and if you are really brave scour vintage shops for authentic 70’s pieces to make your look come alive.
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10th ’50’s Ways To Style A Turtleneck’
The turtleneck is one of the fashion industry’s most versatile pieces so learn how to style it 50 different ways and adapt it to each season.
11th ‘ How To Dress Like Your Star Sign’
Inspired by Selfridges Christmas Astrological theme, learn how to dress like your star sign invoking the qualities and traits of your star sign. For example as a Libra I strike balance and avoid confrontation and have an excessive love of luxury – according to my sign so therefore I would create an opulent but laid back look to reflect the characteristics of my star sign.
12th ‘ How To Apply For Sponsored Posts: Fashion Edition’
The first vital step to monetizing your fashion blog is to apply or be offered sponsored posts. But how do you go about finding sponsored posts and what do you do when you are offered a sponsored post? Think about rates, experience and content.
13th ‘ The Rise Of Street Art & It’s Importance To The Fashion Industry’
You would be blind to not notice how influential street art is becoming in its vicinity and how this popularity is slowly transcending into fashion. Why is street art important to the fashion industry and how does it shape our fashion identities.
14th ‘ How To Choose A Blogging Platform’
List all the pros and cons of the major blogging platforms and what types of bloggers they would suit the most i.e. for some Blogger might be more of a hobby platform rather than WordPress which in some peoples opinions looks more professional.
15th ‘ The Future Of The Fashion Industry And Its Impact On Society’
The lucrative appeal of the fashion industry has made it one of the most economically profitable industries but what is the secret to its success. What is its impact on society?
16th ‘Top Five Magazines & Their Prevelance In Culture’
Explore why fashion magazines like Look & Grazia have made an impact on the way we view fashion and how magazines shape fashion trends/attitudes torwards fashion.
17th ’10 Outfit Ideas For Channelling Your Favourite Superheros’
Have fun and become creative through a superhero challenge. Using Polyvore or your own photos create 10 different superhero-type costumes like the one below.
18th ‘ Should We Follow Fashion Trends?’
Media has a habit of indoctrinating us into believing that we need to buy certain items in order to make us on trend and ‘cool’ but should we really be following fashion trends. And if not why?
19th ‘ The Elderly Instagrammer Taking Fashion By Storm’
Haven’t heard of Baddie Winkle? Well sit up and take notice because with 1.7 million followers under her belt this colourful grandma could teach us a thing or two about fashion.
20th ‘The Savvy Shopper: How To Shop On A Budget If You Are A Student’
Being a student and a fashion blogger is the worst combination, especially when you are trying to save money to pay your tutition fees but what if I told you that there was hacks to remain debt free and still have money left over to buy outfits for your blog?
21st ‘ 20 Struggles University Students Have When Shopping’
Similar to the post above take a humorous look into the world of a student who desperately wants a new wardrobe i.e. *Walks into Primark to buy a pair of socks… comes out with no socks but a pair of boots, jeans, dresses and some other random crap you came across.
22nd ’10 Male Fashion Icons That You Should Follow On Instagram’
Male style icons are fast becoming a staple on everyones Instagram feeds but who should you follow? Explore bloggers like Bryan Boy and create a top 10 male Instagram blogger list.
23rd ‘ Why Are Male Fashion Bloggers Underrepresented In The Fashion Industry?’
Male fashion bloggers should be just as revered as female fashion bloggers and in age that is attempting to move torwards gender equality why are male bloggers left in the dark?
24th ‘This Years Emerging Fashion Icons’
Who have been this years standout fashion icons? Who wowed and pulled out all the stops this year?
25th ‘How To Pack For A Holiday Abroad’
It may not be summer yet but for those craving an escape abroad stick with me to find out key hacks that every fashion blogger needs to create a perfect holiday suitcase.
26th ‘Fairytale Fashion : A Runway Retrospective ‘
Mythological roots run through many designer collections including Ellie Saab and Valentino. What are the origins behind each collection and which fairytale does it mimic.
27th ’10 Ways To Style A Duster Coat’
Duster coats are one of the most versatile pieces in the fashion industry; from belts to transforming coats into waistcoats learn how to style your duster coat 10 different ways.
28th ‘Should Fashion Bloggers Be More ‘Real?’
There was been an ogngoing fashion crisis surrounding the identity and questionable authenticity of some fashion bloggers. But is this neccessarily a bad thing? Do we crave an unreal existience to escape from the mundane reality of our own lives or should fashion bloggers be more real?
29th ‘A Fashion Bloggers Struggle To Be Heard’
For many fashion bloggers the fashion industry ignore them seeing as ‘just another blogger’ and peers misunderstand them as ‘playing at a hobby’ needing to get a real job. Explore the struggles of how a blogger is misrepresented or misunderstood in modern fashion culture.
30th ‘Why Do You Discriminate Against Fashion Bloggers: An Open Letter To Society’
Similar to the post above but written as a personal letter and less factual than the previous post.
31st ‘How To Get More Followers On Instagram’
What times are the best to post at? What types of photos work best? How should you engage with the Instagram community? All of these questions will help you explore how to get more followers on Instagram.
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1st ‘ April Recap’
Ditto previous months
2nd ‘ How To Prepare For A Fashion Blog Event’
Preparing for a fashion blog can be stressful but with these helpful hacks you can remain the picture of elegance and be stress free. Hacks to include; replying and sending out emails, organizing outfits ect.
3rd ‘ How One Fashion Blogger Changed The World’
Explore the Blonde Salad and how at 28 she is the worlds most successful fashion blogger. What is her secret?
4th ‘ Top 10 Instagram Bloggers 2016’
How has excelled at Instagram this year and why? What is it about these fashion bloggers that have made them so successful on Instagram?
5th ‘ Why Should Fashion Bloggers Be Honest About Their Earnings?’
A controversial post in the eyes of many fashion bloggers, should fashion bloggers be honest about their earnings? Or should it be kept private?
6th ‘An Analysis Of Designer Culture & Its Impact On The High Street’
Before the high street there was designer culture, whose opulent fabrics and coveted labels influenced the orgination of the high-street. How else does designer wear influence the high street collections?
7th ‘ Is Shopping The Opium Of The Masses?’
In the postmodern era we have become slavish shoppers driven by the need to own the latest trends and be seen as a true fashion icon. Is shopping the opium of the masses or is it just a replacement of reality?
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8th ‘ Redefining The Catwalk Industry’
The media often focuses on the negative aspects of the catwalk industry highlighting its poor attitudes towards different social groups and its poor representation of body image. How can we challenge that and redefine the catwalk industry?
9th ‘ An Imaginary Interview with [insert Favourite Style Icon]’
As much as we would like to interview our favourite fashion icon chances are it is not going to happen. So why not create a tongue in cheek imaginary interview with the icon of your choice and explore all their juicy secrets.
10th ‘ My All Time Favourite OOTD’
Look at the time that you have blogging and choose a favourite outfit you have worn and why. What makes the outfit so important to you and what was the influence behind it?
11th ‘Is Fashion Inclusive of Ethnic Minority Groups?’
Does the fashion industry promote inclusivity or is there still work to be done regarding the fair representation of ethnic minorities in the fashion industry?
12th ‘How To Blag Your Way Into LFW’
From competitions to signing up as a brand ambassador there are several hacks that can make that dream come true. From apps to competitions explore the endless possibilities that can give you a gateway into LFW.
13th ‘Airbrushing & Photoshopping Realities:The Secret Blogger Trend’
In an age defined by digital media it is becoming harder to ascertain what is ‘real’and what is not with ‘no make-up selfies’ being airbrushed, blemishes reduced and some even creating realities that do not even exist and is an accurate representation of their actual life.
14th ‘Why Street Style Is Changing The Fashion Industry’
Blogging helped create the ‘street style phenomenon’ and FROW regulars like Olivia Palemero cemented the iconic image of a street style icon. But why is changing the way we view fashion and is a positive or negative change?
15th ‘ Five Fab Fashionistas Over 50’
These five fashion icons have one thing in the common and that is all that they are all over 50. From Baddy Winkle the baddest b***h in town to the more demure Maple Leopard find inspiration at any age.
16th ‘A Guide To Colourblocking’
Explore the Colour Wheel Theory and which colours compliment each other and how to mix colours effectively when attempting to colour block.
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17th ‘ Top Five Cities Of Fashion’
From Paris to Milan, discover the top five cities of fashion and what relevance they have to the fashion industry. What makes Paris the fashion capital of the world?
18th ‘ How To Create Your Own Fashion Blog’
This would be an essential guide for new fashion bloggers or readers who are thinking of starting up a blog. Include tips like research, create a unique formula ect.
19th ‘ Behind The Lens: Meet My Photographer’
Behind every fashion blogger is a photographer who for the most part goes largely uncredited. Give a behind the scenes expose on their work and what goes into their daily schedules.
20th ‘ How To Filter Blog Opportunities For Your Fashion Blog’
20 Emails, 30 Product Samples and 12 ads later and you can feel quite overwhelmed wondering which opportunity will best suit your brand. Well don’t sweat it because these helpful tips from seasoned pros will help you filter between the good and bad blog opportunities.
21st ‘ 20 Things All Fashion Bloggers Should Know’
Rule number one- don’t work for free unless you really want to. Blogging is a real job too! Rule Number Two- Opportunties don’t just come to you, go out and apply for as many as you can to get your blog out there.
22nd ‘ The Blog Awards: My Favourite Fashion Blogger ‘
Who is your favourite blogger and why? What is it about the blogger that makes them extra special to you?
23rd ‘Why We Should Recyle Fashion; The Stigma Behind Wearing Clothes Twice’
In the fashion industry there is the perception or myth that wearing the same thing twice makes you uncool or shows you don’t have anything else to where. But debunking these myths is important and we should eradicate the stigma of wearing clothes twice.
24th ’10 Jumpsuits For A Night Out’
Curate a collection of the fiercest jumpsuits around and rate them from one to ten. Include a mix of designer and high street buys to suit all budgets.
25th ’30 Style Hacks Every Fashion Blogger Should Know’
From wearing dresses as skirts with a jumper layered over the top to turning jumpsuits into smart trousers here are 30 style hacks every fashion blogger should know.
26th ‘Is A Fashion Bloggers Success Defined By Technology’
Before technology style was defined by the aristocracy, then came movie stars who set fashion trends. When bloggers burst into the scene suddenly it became apparent that even normal people can have a successful fashion career. Is this down to technology?
27th ‘Twenty 70’s Trends That You Should Own’
In 2016 the 70s trend shows no sign of dying down and who blames us?! With suede, patchwork and jumpsuits coming back into fashion there isn’t a designer who hasn’t drawn influence from the 70’s this season.
28th ‘ Skinny Dip London: Behind Kitsch Culture’
King and Queen of Nostalgia meets kitsch culture Skinny Dip rejects conformity and creates a collection that loudly celebrates its difference.
29th ‘ Describe Your Personal Style’
How would you describe your personal style? What would you cite as your inspiration and how has it changed since last year?
30th ‘ The Origins Of Music And Its Links To Style Evolution’
The evolution of music has coincided with the shaping of modern fashion culture. From 80’s disco music and its influence on the 80’s neon theme to 90’s normcore fashion influenced by the new music styles entering the music industry the link is clear.
31st ‘How To Monetize Your Instagram Fashion Feed’
Learn how to make money from your Instagram by increasing your follower account, becoming brand ambassadors and networking.
1st ‘May Recap’
2nd ‘ Models Who Broke The Mold In 2015’
Explore how Nile De Marco and Whinnie Harlow rejected catwalk norms and showed that difference is beautiful.
3rd ‘ 10 Summer Events That Every Fashion Blogger Should Attend’
From Wireless to Party In The Park find out which summer events you should attend.
4th ‘ The Transgender Models Taking The Catwalk Industry By Storm’
In 2015 the transgender community was given more exposure with actors like Lavernne Cox and reality star Caitlyn Jenner waving the flag. Now the transgender community is making its way across the catwalk and proving that gender dosen’t define who you are inside.
5th ‘Embracing Primary Colours: 20 Key Finds’
Channel your primary school teacher with 20 key bold accessories that will take your look from drab to bright in 20 different looks.
6th ’10 Must Have Festival Essentials’
From wellies to floral headbands what accessories will you be taking to your summer festival hangout?
7th ‘ Underground Culture: New Emerging Fashion Trends’
What trends have been making waves underground this season and what was its influence on mainstream fashion culture.
8th ‘ Beautiful You: Celebrating Difference’
Learn to celebrate your body in its entirety. From your flaws to your personality traits be at one with who you are as a person and embrace a ‘beautiful you’.
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9th ‘ Ten 2015 Trends That Need To Go’
What trends did you dislike and 2015 and why? Why did they become popular?
10th ‘ How To Spread Positivity Through Your Fashion Blog’
As fashion bloggers we have a commitement to our fans to make them feel comfortable on our blog. Explore ways to spread positivity through the medium of fashion.
11th ‘ Lupita Nyongo’s Style Evolution’
From haute couture gowns to cobalt brights analyze the rise of Lupita’s style icon status and how it fits into the modern world.
12th ‘ How To Find Your Personal Style Groove’
In a world of copy-cat fashion it can be difficult to find your personal style but with these helpful hacks you can carve out a signature style that is unique to you. For example my signature style is bright and colourblocked.
13th ‘How To Become A Networking Pro At Blog Events’
From learning how to address and feel confident in the company of brands to creating a business card, learn how to become a networking pro at blog events.
14th ’10 Flats To Take You From Day To Night’
Not all flats have to be basic. Curating a list of brights, metallics and suedes tick off this seasons trends without stepping into heels.
15th ‘ This Weeks Top 10 High Street Drops’
Explore the hottest high street drops and why you think the pieces or collections will be successful. What are your favourites and why?
16th ‘ Why Does The Fashion Industry Snub Primark?’
Home to cheap mass produce Primark has never been a favourite of fashion industry experts or critics with many fashion bloggers boycotting it completely. Why is this?
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17th ‘ Why We Should Avoid Impulse Buys’
We are all guilty of making impulse buys because they were ‘too cheap’ to pass up but why is it damaging to our identities. Issues you could explore include wardrobe storage, need to validate ourselves through more clothes ect.