Top 10 Fashion Bloggers

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Blogging might have started out as a hobby for some of these girls, but now they have permanent seats in fashion week front rows.

When blogging started becoming big, the fashion industry questioned the credibility of this platform. But now there is no mistaking that fashion bloggers have major clout and major influence within the fashion industry and beyond. Far from following trends, these movers and shakers use their respective social media accounts and their personal blog, of course, to start trends. Each blogger has their own unique style and voice, which is why they attract a large and dedicated online following. Bloggers are such an important part of the fashion industry now, and it is amazing to see how one’s individuality can take off as a legitimate and thriving career in fashion.

I personally always look to these bloggers for inspiration. Here’s the list of my top 10 fashion bloggers:

Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast 

Rumi Neely’s style is a very interesting cross-section of maximalism and minimalism. Sounds like a paradox, but when you think about it, it really isn’t. Rumi doesn’t use too many accessories in her looks. However, each piece that she chooses packs a major pow and creates so much drama. Known for her love of short hemlines and chunky heeled footwear, Rumi also has enviable hair that seems perfectly beach tousled every single time.

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Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet 

Karla Deras has an undeniable penchant for vintage luxury wear. She is often photographed in her blog in something from her favorite vintage store in her hometown L.A., Shareen Vintage. Her style is always tailored to fit, or closely cut to her amazing body. Karla takes her natural elegance and mixes it with fashion risks that are just a little bit on the risque side. Her love for edgy jewelry has led to her own line of bling for online retailer, E-luxe.

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Aimee Song of Song of Style

Collaborations with industry big names like Piperlime and 7 for All Mankind, interior designer turned blogger extraodinaire Aimee Song has cemented her place in fashion. She takes such a democratic approach to dressing up, but still adds her own brand of eclecticism to her outfits that she simply fascinates the imagination of fashion fans worldwide. Her style is so effortless, yet each one of her looks read sartorial royalty.

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Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell

Ashley Madekwe is more commonly known as Ashley Davenport on Revenge or as Tituba on Salem. Both her TV shows are certified hits, and her fashion blog is a certified hit too. Ashley certainly takes fashion seriously. Her blog, Ring My Bell, is filled with ensembles that seamlessly combine her interpretation of current trends and her British roots since every single look has traces of the irreverence of British street style.

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Jamie Chung of What The Chung

Another actress/blogger on the list. It is simply hard to make a top blogger list without including Jamie Chung. She makes me fall in love with her feminine looks. It is hard not to want all the matching skirt and crop top sets she wears as well as her killer sunglasses too. Her bubbly personality can be glimpsed with her vibrant choice of colors and her preference for cheeky tropical prints.

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Elin Kling of The Wall

One of the originals, Elin Kling’s minimalist and predominantly monochromatic style is just so reflective of Swedish fashion. She has done collaborations with H&M and Guess, and is now a bona fide fashion powerhouse. Her original blog, Style by Kling, has now transformed into The Wall an online curated magazine /journal where she shares what she loves in fashion. She also has her own line of clothing as well.

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad

The first blogger ever to be on the cover of Vogue (she was on the April 2015 of Vogue Espana), Chiara Ferragni is a permanent presence in street style blogs and fashion websites. Her style is unapologetically trendy, she’s always seen in the latest designer threads sporting the hottest “it” accessory of the moment. Her wildly successful footwear line is just as exuberant as her style. She basically can’t go wrong, every one of her #OOTD is golden.

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Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl

Nicole Warne simply loves vintage, and it shows. Whether she’s sporting a treasured find or a hot-off-the-runway frock, the effect is still the same. Her looks always have a dreamy and ladylike quality to them that has become her style signature. This creative soul started her blog as an extension of her online vintage store. She has certainly come a long way from that. Managed by the prestigious IMG agency, and counting Louise Vuitton and Vogue as her past collaborators, Nicole Warne is proof of the relevance and power of bloggers today.

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Leandra Medine of Man Repeller

One of the funniest and most playful bloggers out there, Leandra Medine, has made man repelling her brand. Man repelling in this case means wearing trends and styles that women simply love, but men hate. Don’t mistake her humorous take on fashion as a sign that she takes fashion lightly, Medine is a major player. Unique is not enough to describe the way she puts together her looks. It is man-repelling, and boy do we love it.

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Kelly Framel of The Glamourai

Creative director and editor of her online webzine called The Glamourai, Kelly Framel is an accomplished stylist that puts together her stylish inspirations, travel snapshots into this online part-blog part-magazine hybrid. Her style is sophisticated. With a definite love of details that pop, Kelly’s appeal lies in her uncanny ability to mix high and low, vintage and modern.

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There you have it fashion folks. Now, who’s on your list of blogger faves? Let the bookmarking begin!

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Rock chick

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Bet you didn’t expect this look from me! Yes, sometimes, I succumb to the mighty grey T. And it happens quite often…

So here is a prime example on how I style it. The mighty T is pretty universal and also quite humble. It will look great with a variety of clothes no matter what style.

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First thing that comes to mind are a pair of distressed jeans. Very IN lately, the two are a match made in heaven. I chose boyfriend cut for this look as it gives more freedom and a macho feel to the outfit.

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The shirt I chose for this look is also something that looks borrowed from the boyfriend’s wardrobe, but looks are deceiving… It is made out the softest cotton and would be super soft even for baby skin.

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You can certainly wear heels with this, but I went for a pair of satin slipons with a skull graphic to go with the rock chick feel of this outfit.

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And to counterbalance all that aggression and craziness with a good dose of femininity the red lip came to the rescue! Yes, ruby woo, pa doop dee do pooh 😛

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Another little detail that is on the other side of the scale is a relatively deep V neck of the shirt, because I don’t like to hide my femininity.

All that is left is…

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Jump!

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Pose!

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And play my imaginary guitar!!!

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A Total Makeover by StyleWithKate

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Hello readers,

This is one of the latest makeover we did at StyleWithKate.

Adeline is in her 20 and has a killer figure. However, she finds it hard to find clothes that fit. Reason: a tiny XXXS size and a height of 5 feet. So getting clothes of the right size is definitely a challenge. In addition to that, Adeline is getting ready for her trip to New York this month and does’t really have any warm clothes to take with her. After all, Singapore is not exactly famous for autumn wear.

So she called StyleWithKate to get new outfits as well as styling and makeup tips!

 

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First of all for Adeline was the make up. She usually doesn’t wear any, because she likes that young, free spirited look. However, Adeline was very happy to try some very light makeup and it certainly has transformed her look. It is amazing what a drop of foundation and some blusher can do… Judge for yourself)

Here is Adeline’s new date night outfit:

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For this outfit we have simply paired a bandage style dress with some very neutral patent hills and a contrast clutch. It is a very sexy look, with its deep v neck and a rather short skirt, yet Adeline still finds it comfortable and not too revealing. And with a figure like hers it really would be a crime not to flaunt it. Guys, Adeline will not be single for much longer…

In this outfit:

Dress by BCBG $500
Shoes by BCBG $160
Chanel style clutch $49
Ring by J.Crew $80

Adeline admitted that sometimes she just gets clothes because they fit and not because she likes them. And as a young woman as well as a personal stylist, I really feel for her. It is utterly unfair, but the reality is – there just isn’t as much choice for people with unpopular sizes, whether it is XXXS or XXL. This utter ridiculous discrimination must be corrected!!

Here is an outfit we got Adeline for her trip to the cool New York)

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Outfit 2 – NY style (side)

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Adeline wanted to look and feel great when she is in New York. To achieve that we got her a wide jacket to keep her nice and warm on cool April days. The jacket widens toward the hip and has rather large sleeves that really adds some volume and elevates Adeline’s look. We got a simple long sleeve top and some grey jeans as the basics. They are easy to match and can be used to create other outfits. To add some zest to this rather calm and outfit, we added these gorgeous metallic heels. Not only do they create an accent on Adeline’s small and beautiful feet, but also represent this Spring’s most flashy trend – metallic strappy shoes! Just check out the attitude in these photos! Adeline look confident, stylish and ready for anything! Big tick!

In this outfit:

Pants by H&M $69
Scarf by H&M $29
Strappy heel Franco Sarto $180
Jacket from Korean market
Long sleeve top from Giordano $50

And finally the Street style look:

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This is a super comfy everyday look. In the heat of the Singapore sun paired with 90% humidity, your body is begging for clothes that breathe.

So, we have chosen a very cool quilted sweatshirt that Adeline has recently bought to go with the rest of the clothes. It is a very thin sweatshirt with short sleeves, making it comfortable to wear even in hot weather. A simple floral dress really freshens up the look and leaves Adeline happier and more relaxed. As for the shoes, we got her light colored pumps with a platform in front, which makes Adeline taller without giving her foot ache.

In this outfit:

Dress by Pull & Bear $40
Sweatshirt (Adeline’s)
Bracelet by J.Crew $90
Melissa inspires pumps $80

We hope Adeline will use our make up and styling tips and really enjoy her new outfits!

Happy Styling!