Recently I've realised that I must be following over 300 blogs! That's a bit obsessive, isn't it?! So if anyone asks me to follow them in the comments, I probably already do in some way, shape or form (I use Google Reader, Bloglovin and just plain memory) so don't fret. I think the main pull of the blogosphere for me, is the constant access to individual style from around the world. No longer do you have to just look in a magazine and see airbrushed models (though that can be fun from time to time, especially when limbs are missing due to over-zealous photoshopping) to inform what you wear on a regular basis. Instead, you can just switch on your computer and see what people actually chose to wear that day. As I wrote in my hastily concluded dissertation, there can be a sense of authenticity on the blogosphere that you just can't find elsewhere in life and I've developed an appreciation for personal style in general. It may not always be something I might necessarily wear, but I still admire the way people dress to express their personalities and a wider awareness of what's out there can never really hurt. I've decided to share a few of the blogs I've managed to find recently and found continuous inspiration from, so click on the pictures to be transported.
The nipped in silhouette never gets old and I love how Mitzi creates it using dresses, skirts and shorts of varying colours and prints. Although I have much love for maxi and midi lengths, the mini is something I will always find flattering and each outfit is a creative variation on this theme. She easily mixes high-street with vintage and really makes the effort to make the same pieces look different each time through careful accessorising, whilst rocking the Pretty Twisted trend. I am definitely going to try wearing my new fur collar over a shirt, as I love the slightly decadent edge it gives to the first outfit.
Although I don't wear my jeans as much as I used to, Elodie makes me want to reconsider, what with the fantastic jumpers, shirts and jackets she pairs them with. I am forever on the hunt for the perfect Fairisle jumper and might just have to give up and knit one myself once my degree is over, so I will definitely be bearing the above picture in mind. I also love how each detail within her outfits is carefully thought out, from the pointelle socks to the choice of collared shirt poking out from underneath a jumper. I'm also very jealous of her Parisian location, I need to go back!
I haven't quite figured out my trademark item yet, but Trini G is seemingly a big sunglasses fan, adding an air of mystery to her outfit photos. Her look is harder to pinpoint, but I love the way she can go from midi skirts and baggy jumpers to a slightly more rocky look with band t-shirts and leather trews. I'm also in awe of her shoe collection, especially these for some reason.
Which blogs do you look for inspiration from? I find that I don't necessarily try to completely mimic someone else's look, instead preferring to incorporate a few new proportions or details into the way I dress. There's plenty more outfit inspiration on both of my Tumblrs (shameless plug alert) but I'm always on the hunt for more to follow (especially street style), so let me know!
The next post might just be London Fashion Week related...