Best Reading Resources for 2017: Reading About Fashion & Style

Best Reading Resources for 2017

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Reading about fashion can be done by using newspapers, magazines, research reports, blogs, social media, books, etc.  Rather than cover every category of resource, this year we will focus primarily on blogs.  We will toss in a few other sources as well.

Are you look for the best fashion blogs of 2017?  Obviously blogs are not the only place to read about trendy clothing and style.  However, they are a great place to start if you are looking for a fresh perspective.  The beauty of it is that bloggers don't have to be part of large media companies.  Therefore, they are more free to express their true opinions about designers, fashion brands, and other bloggers.  Fortunately, numerous blogs are developed by fashion influencers that write simply for the enjoyment of writing.  They are not always held to standards by corporate bureaucracy or worrying about pleasing particular advertisers.  This provides bloggers with a special sort of freedom to write from the heart.

What are some of the ways to determine which fashion blogs are written by top notch style influencers.  Below are a few criteria that can be reviewed.

  • Engagement - this is regarding the number of followers on important social media sites.  The amount of "commenting" comes into play when evaluating engagement as well.  More important than a few comments would be the "back & forth" discussions that take place between the blogger and the sites viewers.
  • Search Engines - it is critical that the blog is being recognized by the important search engines (yes, currently it is a limited number of search engines that have significant importance).  The reality is that if the blog can not be found on search engines it some what limits the number of new readers finding the blog.

Here are a few of the trendy blogs that have caught our eye in 2017.

The Chriselle Factor: Stylist and Digital Influencer, Chriselle Lim has been creating quite a stir in the fashion industry. Starting off her fashion career as a wardrobe stylist, she logged in years of editorial shoots with prominent fashion books and celebrities. In December 2011, Chriselle founded The Chriselle Factor to chronicle her daily musings and personal style. The rest is history.

Julia Engel: Gal Meets Glam is a source for inspiration that covers everything from fashion and beauty to home and travel. Her aim is to encourage people to add a little glam to their everyday life.

Just Another: Just Another Fashion Blog strives to be anything but just another fashion blog.

Kayture: Kristina is wearing multiple hats : influencer, model, stylist, creative director, and most recently : singer. She embodies the european elegant and luxurious style, by wearing and working with a very selective variety of high end brands, from Louis Vuitton, Dolce&Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior to Mango, Guess, and Jimmy Choo.

Wendy's Lookbook: Wendy Nguyen finds inspiration in art, nature, culture, architecture, food, people, and music. And for her, fashion is a compilation of all that. Fashion is a vehicle for her to play with shapes and colors in order to uncover her personal style.  She has amassed a large list of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media sites.

Don't forget to read about fashion on our apparel industry blog.  If you are interested, you can visit the fashion blog now. You may also want to visit our fashion news section for additional articles.

By the way, if you would like to write instead of simply read, you are welcome to create your own style blog.  For those of you that wish to become writers on the internet, you may wan to read our previous post about how to create a fashion blog.

If you spend a little time browsing fashion blogs, you will find tons off OOTD posts from very stylish people.  It's a great way to learn about contemporary fashion.

In addition to blogs, there are websites that provide a wide assortment of information for fashionistas.  This may include shopping tips, celebrity spotting's, trend reports, as well as blog posts.  Here are a few resources that are appropriate for the 2017 best of reading category.

Pop Sugar: POPSUGAR Inc. is a global media and technology company including lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR and monthly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have. Together, the brands attract 100 million monthly visitors worldwide, and inform, entertain, and inspire action through the content we create and the commerce they drive.  Lisa Sugar had a passion for celebrity news (especially everything Matt Damon) and blue handbags, and sensed a void in the market for fun, friendly, pop culture content. Her husband Brian had an equal passion for disrupting big industries through technology. In 2005, they shared a vision to modernize the newsstand by bringing readers the latest trending topics in pop culture in real-time.  They have been growing ever since.

TotallyHer Media: TotallyHer publishes a portfolio of award-winning properties for women including theFashionSpot.com.  TotallyHer is owned and operated by Evolve Media LLC., an integrated digital media company focused on vertical publishing, advertising sales and marketing services for its clients.

Who What Wear: Who What Wear is the leading online destination for aspirational yet accessible fashion content that is elevated, serviceable, and 100% shoppable. Through trend reports, celebrity style guides, wardrobe how-to articles, and the latest in fashion news, Who What Wear is your one-stop style resource.  Their parent company is Clique Media Group.  They are a global media marketing and consumer brands company.

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