Way back in October 2009, I stumbled across a blog called What I Wore and read it virtual cover to virtual cover. I had no idea there were people like me, who documented their daily outfits online. At that point I was simply describing my clothing in internet forums (which is not quite as dirty as it sounds). And before the forums, I’d been writing down my daily outfits for years. On making such a life-changing (literally) discovery, I set up a blog immediately and within hours I had photographed my first outfit and posted it online.
The first year of my blog is almost purely outfit posting. I took lots of photos – long shots, close ups, detail snaps – and wrote short, one paragraph posts about what I was wearing and why I was wearing it. Those early posts are simple and straightforward and quite different to what I write about today.
I love tackling the more serious side of blogging in The Blog Issue, and writing about fashion from a different angle in posts like Feminism and the Fashion Blogger. But I started my blog to document what I wore, and as frivolous and materialistic as they are, I really want to get back into those classic Daily Outfit Posts.
The best way to get blogging inspiration is to read other blogs, so I went back to the ones that hooked me in right at the beginning – What I Wore, The Glamourai, Magpie Girl and Gem Fatale. Daily outfit bloggers doing a beautiful job of looking fabulous on a regular basis. I read right back to the beginning, to their first posts, and suddenly felt excited to get out there with my tripod and record this outfit – The One with the Gold Tipped Ankle Boots.
I love blogs for their varied content, but sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics, look at a photo of a nice dress and say ‘she looks good’. And Daily Outfit Posts are perfect for that.
What kind of content do you like to read on blogs? And where do you get inspiration for your own posts?