How Blogging Changed My Thoughts On Fashion

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

One of my biggest influences has always been fashion. The playing of trends and patterns and creating new outfits inspires me, as well as the whole of fashion. I'm continually wanting to learn fresh things in the industry and I started blogging so I could teach y'all what I learned. 

So has blogging changed my perception of fashion & style at all? 

If you look at the way my personal style has evolved, the answer is a resounding yes. When I first started the blog, I had a sense of style but I was still figuring things out. I knew what I liked and that it could change day to day, which still stands. 

Style depends on mood for a lot of us, but I think being able to take trends & different style types and molding them with your personal style is the goal. When you’re able to do that you’re able to understand yourself better. 

If it weren’t for this space I’m not sure I would’ve gotten to that point, or at least not gotten as far along. 

It’s also changed my perspective on fast fashion in a big way. For a chunk of my blogging days (& adolescence to young adult years) I’ve been nearly strictly fast fashion. It’s accessible, it’s inexpensive, & it’s trendy. 

But there’s a dark side to it that I pretended didn’t exist, (I know, awful) but once I read more blogs and did more research I could no longer turn a blind eye, and I think it’s important that we all pay attention to where our clothes are coming from and how the people making them are treated. Not relying on fast fashion for wardrobe building also forces you to get creative, & that’s definitely come through in recent years. I’ve developed a fondness for thrifting (although I have to be in a certain mood for the intensity of it) and trying to find ethical pieces whilst on a budget. (It can be done!)  

Lastly, it’s reiterated what I’ve always known: fashion is more than just fashion. It isn’t frivolous, and you can care about it whilst still being a multi-dimensional human. In fact, caring about how you present yourself matters in ways you may not even realize. Fashion has the power to change you and shape the way you carry yourself, and I've realized that more these past few years. Whether it's due to age or paying more attention, I do think blogging has influenced it. 

You don't have to rely on street style anymore to find inspiration; it's everywhere, as you scroll, and even if you're not a blogger and you just read them or double tap that day's #ootd, fashion has power. 


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