With the rise of blogging in the last several years, the fashion industry has been able to breathe new life into the way consumers interact with brands and their exposure to them. The voices behind these platforms serve as the flies on the industry wall, offering their limitless knowledge on the subject. To better guide you, we have compiled our Top Ten list of favored fashion bloggers; these are the heavy hitters, the game changers, the eyes and ears and the true experts when it comes to inherent style:
entered the blogging game in 2008, when she originally needed a creative outlet from the monotony of her job in sales. What started off as a recap of “Five Things
”, her column in which she documented her most inspiring and favored encounters from the week, became a stage for Schuman’s color coordinated closet and Pinterest worthy DIY and kitchen creations. With a down-to-earth and approachable vibe, Schuman has not only drawn in a heavy following, but major design and endorsement deals and a book deal as well: “Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining With Ease
.” Check out Cupcakes & Cashmere
for well tailored tips on everything from home decor to outfit inspiration all the way to perfecting the homemade chocolate chip cookie.
Following a trip to Top Shop
in 2010, Medine
made a mental note of how “Man Repelling” the stores offerings were, due to the presence of bulky shoulder pads and acid wash in several styles. Medine knew at that moment her blog was born, and so became manrepeller.com
. Quoted as saying “Man Repelling isn’t about getting dressed and saying ‘How am I going to repel a man today?’ It’s about dressing for yourself and liking what you’re wearing.
” Medine’s love of overalls may have ignited the most man repelling of all trends, but this girl knows her stuff. Growing up on New York’s Upper East Side, her early exposure to haute couture and fearless ability to dress for herself has lead her to Fashion Week’s front rows, a successful blog, and a book deal to boot. Check out Medine at manrepeller.com
as well as in her witty collection of essays, “Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls“
(available for preorder).
In 2009, Feraggni wanted a place to showcase her “mixed salad of interests”; cue the creation of The Blonde Salad. Feraggni documents everything from her travels to her vibrant couture wardrobe. Her Instagram account (@chiaraferragni) lone is a drool inducing series of photo’s of the Blonde’s eclectic yet high end wardrobe, mixing her proverbial salad of ideas and passions amidst envy worthy backdrops. Not just a pretty face Ferragni, a law student at Bocconi University in Milan, was deemed by New York Magazine as “One of the biggest breakout street-style stars of the Year” and has endeavored on many collaborations with big names in the fashion world including the creation of a capsule collection for Yamamay. You can check out more achievements of this accomplished Jill of all trades at theblondesalad.com.
, better known as his alter ego Bryanboy
, started blogging from his parent’s home in Manila, Philippines in 2007. Since then, Yambao has not only won prestigious awards for his blogging endeavors, but has created a fabulous, albeit snarky commentary, in which the fashion superstar takes no prisoners. If you can’t rub elbows with the big boys of fashion yourself, then follow Bryanboy across the globe at bryanboy.com
to catch a glimpse of the luxe and fabulous.
In 2008 Song
, an Interior Architecture student, began her blogging endeavors dedicated solely to the craft. The tide began to change when a shot of her outfit made it onto the page garnering an overwhelmingly positive response. Fast forward to today, the blogger manages both a career in interior design as well as her flourishing blog, which has lead to collaborations with Seven For All Mankind
to name a few. You can scope this on-the-move fashionista’s style and design tips at songofstyle.blogspot.com
No stranger to the fashion world, stylist and creative director Kelly Framel
breathed a new life into the world of fashion blogging when she launched The Glamourai
in 2009. Featuring an array of Vogue worthy photos and coverage of everything from Outfit inspiration and Home Décor to Shopping guides, The Glamourai lives up to its name as a warrior on the forefront of fashion. Follow Framel’s intuitive fashion sense at theglamourai.com
With a mix of East Coast prep meets West Coast boho; Eadie
’s minimalist approach showcases her knack for styling and fashion against the backdrop of NYC. A former buyer for Gap and Old Navy, Eadie is now a merchandising manager for Tory Burch. You can keep up with her effortless, every-day-cool at atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
If you’re in with the cool kids, then you’re sure to adapt insta-fans and posses an inherent coolness and fashion sense at your core. Meet Ruumi Neely
, writer of Fashion Toast
. With modeling, acting and brand collaborations checked off her list of things to do, it’s no wonder Neely has been a success in the blogging world. Her street style inspiration and photographic outfit documentation has been an inspiration to many of her blogging predecessors. Launched in 2008, you can mimic Neely’s looks and gather her style advice at fashiontoast.com
Yes: We’re talking Olivia Palermo
as in the girl from MTV’s The City
. Not you’re average heiress; this former reality TV mean girl isn’t messing around when it comes to fashion. With the likes of DVF and Elle Magazine on her résumé, Palermo has combined her ability to look amazing in designer clothing with her vast knowledge and eloquent representation of a range of brands, creating oliviapalermo.com
. This site is as indulgent as it is informative, so take a peak for a taste of luxury.
With a successful blog overflowing with personal styling and DIY projects along with a series of YouTube tutorials
, Chriselle Lim
has made a name for herself with The Chriselle Factor
. With affection for “arm candy” and quintessentially girly looks, Lim pulls off femininity with out being saccharine or expected. To follow this well-respected stylist and YouTube tutorial sensation, check out thechrisellefactor.com