Best of the Web: Style Blogs of the Week no. 47
The bloggers we ID’d as fabulous for this week’s Best of the Web may love fashion, but they’re hardly trend-driven automatons: each person has their own opinion on what looks great on them and a unique point of view.
And that’s what makes them great style bloggers, whether it’s menswear, femininity, bohemian fashion, or weddings that they blog about. ‘Cause we definitely got it covered in Best of the Web: Style Blogs of the Week no. 47.
But don’t just take my word for it — see for yourself…
MORE THAN A STYLE BLOG
Serene of Elegant Bohemian has “always loved fashion, and my necessity thrifting turned into PASSIONATE thrifting! Why should we limit ourselves because of pesky little thing like money? I like to write about and illustrate that if you’re willing to open your mind, go treasure hunting (what I call thrifting), and have some FUN, you can cultivate your own remarkable personal style!”
“Consider Me Lovely started as a wedding blog, in which I related fashion and my everyday life to weddings, in November 2010, because I LOVE weddings and plan them from time to time,” explains blogger Roquelle Porch. “However, I began having wedding burnout and wanted to incorporate more of my personal style to the blog, and I am super glad that I made that shift!
“I share outfit photos, my findings while window shopping on the web, nail post (I do my nails weekly), as well as random things about my everyday life.
“I would describe my style as eclectic and feminine, with a bit of edge, and I consider myself fortunate to be able to share my style regularly on Consider Me Lovely!”
Misplaced Sequins is lifestyle blog featuring the personal style of Bethany Jensen, with topics ranging from fashion to food to home decor. “I blog about anything that interests me at the time, explains Jensen, “but my favorite posts are always outfit posts. My blog gives me motivation to take the time for myself and my outfits each morning when getting ready for work.”
An independent local label based in Sydney, Maiden Threads creates signature pieces for the girl and boy next door. “This isn’t about manufactured beauty,” Mayzelle of Maiden Threads says – this designer is interested in creating strictly original pieces. Check out these threads!
As the name suggests, “The Sweetest Escape” is one blogger’s retreat from everyday life. “Don’t get me wrong, I love my ordinary daily activities,” says blogger Stevia, “but sometimes it is nice to look out to the real world and see what the outside world has to offer.”
Find outfit posts on the blog peppered with the occasional rambling and Stevia’s daily activities. “I know it’s creepy, but I love bloggers who tell readers about their day and what they are up to instead of just outfit pictures,” Stevia confesses, “I feel like I know them.
“I love anything vintage and you can expect to see some of them interpreted in my outfit posts. I’m easily impressed so my style evolves all the time but I always come back to what I know best, which is vintage girly girl outfit. Although secretly I’m a huge fan of Kristen Stewart, I can never pull off the whole grungy edgy thing so I always admire people who can rock that kind of outfit!”
LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS
“Image Granted is dedicated to solving the complex image, style and fashion issues of today’s professional man, both young and old. It’s about providing practical and affordable style knowledge, advice, tips and hints. It’s about educating men from a man’s viewpoint and giving him actual knowledge that he can utilize in his every day life. It’s more about building a wardrobe than filling your closet, [and it's about] knowing how to wear it like a man is supposed to. Image Granted is much more than a blog. It’s a resource for men who want to look good, but don’t know how, or who want to look better and are looking for the next step.”
“Readers will find clear, clean and concise content including local and international style and fashion articles, brands, products, videos, Q&As, in-depth interviews, photos and other media that encompass the world of classic men’s style and fashion. Readers will feel like I’m talking with them instead of at them. They will feel like the information provided is practical, affordable, and reasonable. The goal is to make men feel like men, whatever that happens to be the individual reader.”
A Man of Style
Published with the belief that every man has his own personal style that expresses his taste and character, A Man of Style intends to inspire men and help them discover and develop their own sense of style.
This blog is not merely trend- or brand-driven, but hopes to offer advice, tips or a glimpse of inspiration to help any man be creative with his style and feel good about how he wants to dress that day.
Besides offering styling advice , or what to look for when buying clothes as far as fit, colors and fabrics, readers will also find regular segments about designers, style icons and findings. “Designer of the Week” segments introduce readers to designers new and old, “Style Journal” segments will introduce them to the personal style of designer/blogger Boaz David, and “Findings” segments will highlight a clothing item or an accessory that can add a touch of flair to their wardrobe.
South African-based Mxolisi Ngonelo is the Perfect Gentleman behind the blog, and tells us, “what started off as a narrative on men’s style and dress, a sartorial blog, seems to have somewhat changed into a lifestyle blog. So much so that last year I was nominated by Everyguyed.com in their best lifestyle blog list.”
And this nomination certainly isn’t unwarranted, for the Perfect Gentleman is about men’s style in a holistic sense. Mxolisi looks at style, dress, manners, music, social and political issues and sports. All of this, however, is explicated in a South African context, in a unique South African voice. In matters of style, it is a personal journey of discovery.
As this life/style blogger says, “Readers will find a unique South African perspective on men’s style and issues that affect us. Readers can embark on a personal journey with me in order to learn through style and dress. I try to present a lesson with every post and from there readers can extract what will be useful to them. Insightful, thoughtful, entertaining and fun, that’s the aim of Perfect Gentleman.”
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
“…is a blog about body image and authentic living, with frequent topics that include building and maintaining healthy relationships, disordered eating, self-esteem, and living your life with honesty and bravery.”
“During my adolescence,” says Mara of Medicinal Marizpan, “I struggled with learning how to feel good about myself, and create a relationship with my body that was productive and healthy instead of self-destructive and painful. I started the blog three years ago in an effort to document my personal journey towards self-love, and it has evolved over the years into a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.”
Be inspired on how to thrift smartly, style your Muse dresses in an interesting way or develop your own personal style with this week’s Best of the Web: Style Blogs of the Week picks!