How t o Start a Fashion Blog

Blogging is hard work, despite the fact that many believe it to be quite an easy job. Sure, all you have to do is type on your laptop and publish it on a blog, but few know the dedication and hard work that hide beneath the surface. With that said, creating a successful fashion blog is not an easy task, but it is not impossible either. If you plan to start one, but don’t know how to, here are some tips to take into consideration:

1. Free is not best

If you plan on starting a new fashion blog, the first thing you need to do is look for a platform and a blog host. However, choosing one blog host is difficult because of the sheer number of blog hosts that can be found on the internet. One option for you, if you are a beginner, is Blue Host, a web host company that may cost a little more than the average, but who provides you with everything you need to start a kick-ass fashion blog. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, because they have plenty of features that will help you find your way and create everything as you dreamt it.

2. Be yourself

It may sound like a total cliché, but when you consider all the millions of fashion blogs out there, being different and being yourself at the same time will differentiate you from the other ones and that is exactly that you need. The most popular fashion bloggers out there set trends or destroy them so being yourself and setting yourself apart from everyone else is the best advice anyone can give you. Release your creativity onto your blog and in no time, you will see your popularity grow.

3. Make your blog unique

The visual part of a blog is highly important, especially for those in the fashion field. People need to see vibrant colors, depending on your style. The skin, the writing font and everything else related to the visual experience of the reader should be your signature, the one that makes you stand out in the crowd. After the visual part comes the content and if your content is as good as your visuals, then your blog will most definitely become one of the most popular in the niche.

4. Study your competitors

The blogging world is huge, with millions of people all around the world working day and night to provide their readers with the best content and make them come back again and again. If you are new to the blogging world, look up the crème de la crème of the fashion blogging field and study them.

What makes them so popular? What is their secret? Do they talk more to their fans than others? Do they go to fashion shows all over the world and are the first ones to comment on the collections? What is it that makes them so beloved by their public?

Take all the answers you to these questions that you found by studying their blogs and then apply them to your blog. You will essentially copy what they are doing… but all in a good cause.

5. Use professional equipment

If you really want to make fashion blogging your next fulltime job, you need to offer your readers more than just visuals and great content. You also have to have professional equipment for taking photos, videos and others. Your readers will definitely appreciate a high quality photo of an outfit more than a regular one taken with a smartphone. Keep that in mind.

Conclusion

Creating a fashion blog is very easy. Creating a popular one that will draw thousands of clicks every day can be very difficult. However, all you need is patience, the will to succeed and lots and lots of work.

Fashion School Tips to Make Yourself Irresistible

In terms of nerves, the first date is right up there with job interviews, tax audits and meeting the in-laws (if you’re lucky enough to get to that point). It’s bad enough that you’re wondering if this person will turn out to be the love of your life or an axe murderer, the last thing you want to worry about is how you look. Here are ten tips from fashion school experts for putting together an outfit that will make you simply irresistible.

1. Dress appropriately for the occasion. You’ll be more confident in what you’re wearing if you find out where you’re going and what you’re doing. You don’t want to dress too casually if you’re going to a fancy restaurant. And you would look uncomfortably out of place if you were wearing a slinky dress and high heels to a hockey game. They key is to fit in with the crowd, while still showing off your personal style.

2. Strike a balance. The look you’re going for is flirty, rather than flamboyant. Casual without being frumpy. And sophisticated, but still fun. You want to look like you put some effort into the outfit, but didn’t spend all day and every dollar on it You want the guy to get to know you, not be distracted by what you’re wearing (or not wearing). Just use your common sense, and relax: it’s just a date. Really.

3. Think separates. Be ready for anything by making your outfit more adaptable. Wear a smart blazer over a bustier top for a dressier venue, but remove it later in the evening if you’re hitting a club. Likewise, a chunky cardigan over a dress would be perfect for a casual coffee date, but if you decide to go to dinner afterwards, you can take off the sweater to reveal the chic dress underneath.

4. Show your colors. As tempting as it may be to put on the dependable Little Black Dress, try adding some romantic colors to your wardrobe. Fashion design experts and color psychologists believe that shades of red stimulate a faster heartbeat and breathing, so your date’s heart will go pitter patter. If you don’t want to come on so strong, hues such as pink, apricot and peach are more tranquil, but they still attract people to you because they mimic your skin tone when you blush.

5. Accentuate your best feature. You probably have at least one physical feature people are always complimenting you on, be it your legs, your eyes, your shoulders, or your smile. Show it off, without revealing too much. And notice we said “best feature” in singular. If you’re wearing a skirt that displays your legs to perfection, don’t wear a top with a plunging neckline, too.

6. Capture your personality. What do you want your clothes to say about you? If your vibe is rock and roll, go for the jeans and leather jacket. If your hobby is flea market shopping, show off your vintage frocks. The key is to be true to yourself, and not try to be someone you’re not.

7. Keep it simple. Although you want to show your personality, you do want to keep it understated. This date is supposed to be about the two of you, not your outfit. Don’t let what you’re wearing call too much attention to itself. You also want to stay away from flashy fashion design labels; you don’t want to come across as high maintenance.

8. Sport a conversation piece. Think of this is as your emergency button. At some point in your date, the conversation may start to lag. By including in your ensemble an accessory that has special meaning to you, or has a story around it, you’ll always have something to talk about. Perhaps it’s a piece of jewelry that you made, or a handbag that you found on vacation.

9. Stay comfortable. First dates are uncomfortable enough. You don’t want your clothes to be uncomfortable, too. Wear clothes that you feel good in and that fit well, so you’re not constantly adjusting or fidgeting. Also, there’s a good chance that in the course of the evening, you will be doing a lot of walking, getting in and out of a car, and maybe even running to make a reservation or show time. Make sure your shoes are comfortable, and that your pants or dress aren’t so tight that you can’t move in them.

10. Use the element of surprise. Say he greets you at the door and likes what he sees. (And he’d be insane not to.) Seal the deal by revealing a surprising fashion design element, like a scooped back he didn’t see coming from the demure front. It could be enough to turn him into pudding.

Of course, the most important thing to wear is confidence and a smile. Because even if the date doesn’t lead to a long-term romance, when you feel confident and good about yourself, you’ll still live happily ever after.

Style Tips for Festival Season

fs.1.10Many people love this part of the summer mainly because the fashion is epic! It’s a chance for people to completely experiment with their wardrobe. All things feather, glitter, suede and denim come out to play. There are no rules with festival fashion which obviously has its pro’s and cons. You don’t have to love everyone’s festival look but do respect it.

My favourite thing about this season is that you do not necessarily have to buy new bits to get your outfits together. Start by getting all your summer clothes together and working out if you have the key pieces such as jean shorts and t-shirts. Printed t-shirts, tie-dye, crochet crops all are welcome and get creative with what you decide to pair them with. Dig out all your statement jewellery. Chunky necklaces, oversized rings and feathered accessories are all perfect. Use this as opportunity to play dress up and create outfits that you may not usually be able to wear in your everyday life.

2015 has brought back a lot of 70’s fashion influence so don’t run away screaming, embrace it and get funky. Patterned blouses, fringe detailing and round lensed sunglasses are a huge win. If you’re lucky enough to be festivalling somewhere hot and exotic then you will not need to worry about jackets and outerwear however, if you’re staying in the U.K then jackets and waterproofs may need to be considered in your out-fit planning. Suede tassle detailed jackets are the IT thing this season but not massively practical, if you do get stuck in a downpour then the good ol’ trusty waterproof jacket is what you’ll be needing. Asos.com have some cute ones available so be sure to check them out.

In terms of festival make-up, browns, nudes and dark shades are all super popular at the moment. So Kylie Jenner’s brown nude lips with a simple shadow, nothing to heavy are perfect. Even dark purple’s and burgundy red lips are amazing but do make your look a little more sexy so be weary when getting your look together that its appropriate for your age.

So don’t panic if you haven’t prepared your festival looks yet, once you’ve check out your current wardrobe I’m sure there will be pieces that you already that you’ll be able to work with. If not, a lot of websites provide next day delivery so you’ll be prepped and ready without the hassle of having to go into the shops. Lastly, when enjoying yourselves at festivals this summer be happy, feel blessed and always look after each other! Peace and Love.

Valentine s Day Styling Tips

Maybe you’re dating, have a long-term relationship or are married for some years, no matter what circumstances, on Valentine’s Day you want to feel the most loved person in the world.

But as you see your man’s head spinning to make the very best out of this day you should not underestimate your part. Women should look sensual and sexy but yet not too revealing. Every woman wants to impress their dates. Your part is to make sure to turn your man’s fantasy on while having a romantic candle light dinner.

Here are 5 effective make-over tips to enhance your look and become your man’s ultimate Valentine’s sweetheart:

Avoid pants. Wear a dress or skirt. No matter what body type you are, every woman will feel automatically feminine and coquettish by putting on a skirt or a dress. If you are tall and slim or short and curvy it is perfectly okay to wear skirts. Don’t listen to old fashion gurus that tell you otherwise. One rule to remember: The shorter the skirt the taller you may look. But if you feel uncomfortable with showing off your legs stay with a length just above your knees.

Be careful with colors and prints. Red is the color of love, but not for your dress. There are only a handful of women that can wear red and then only a certain shades of red. If you’re curvy and short, choose dark and solid colors. The Rule of thumb is that patterns make you look boxier. But when wearing prints, make sure they are little because the bigger the print the shorter you appear. Never combine a printed skirt with a solid colored top or vice versa. Taller women should dress in a combination of lighter colors. A great look is a light colored top with a darker skirt. If you choose a solid colored dress make sure you break it up with a big belt.

Shoes can make or break your appearance. Ballerina flats are a big NO for Valentine’s Day unless you have reason to be concerned that you are taller than your sweetheart. In that case choose ballerinas or sandals with straps, feminine patterns, or enhance them with a bit of bling. My favorites are ankle straps. They are very sexy and can be worn no matter what. Thankfully today’s fashion offers a variety of shoes that women can wear whether they are tall, short, have sexy feet or not. The peep-toe is one of those shoes. If you don’t want to show off your toes consider putting on stockings or choosing a platform or a kitten-heel.

Boots are sexy. There is no doubt about it. If you want to be your man’s fantasy, wear a hot boot with heel. The advantage for shorter women is that they will appear taller. Choose a sexy Go-Go boot which is available in several colors. If you are concerned that your calves are too thick for the shaft try an ankle boot instead. Mark my words, you put on a sexy pair of boots your Valentine will gladly help you take them off later.

Surprise him with playful accessories. As much as Valentine’s Day is about love and seduction don’t forget the fun of it. Dress in fishnets, they are a more playful choice. Have a clutch handbag with a tiny mirror inside. There is nothing more sensual for a man than to observe you putting on your lipstick. Buy a washable tattoo or have your girlfriend paint one on and dedicate it to your sweetheart.

Lingerie makes you feel good. The first and foremost reason to wear lingerie on Valentine’s Day is to make you feel sexy and confident. If you want to hide your mid section go with a chemise, baby doll or mini dress made out of mesh. This provides that your top clothing does not ruffle up. If your weak part is the belly section try a one-piece or a boy-shorts-set. This will keep your curves and at the same time stretches out your mid section.

Remember: Knowing that you’re wearing the most seductive undergarments will affect your body language and make you naturally more flirtatious.

Sarah Wallner is Hollywood’s most thought after wardrobe stylists in the fashionable-sexy industry. Her forte is How to Look Good, Dressed in Little. She works with celebrities, renowned models and photographers for various high profile magazines like. GUESS, Miller Light, Playboy, Crown Royal and movie makers (National Lampoon’s Blackball) are just a handfull of her clients, to name a few.

10 years ago Sarah Wallner founded Musotica.com to pass on her knowledge on sexy fashion. Today her webshop is one of the leading shopping destinations on the intenet for sexy Lingerie, Legwear, Swimwear, Clubwear, Shoes and Asseccories.