Best style blogs?

(67 Posts)
Fuckitthatlldo Sun 24-Mar-13 10:34:57

I am just a little bit in love with The Sartorialist and can waste far too much time browsing through his site archives. Can anyone recommend any other decent style blogs? I'm 37 and tend to prefer classic, as opposed to overly trendy styles. Thanks!

FrugalFashionista Sun 24-Mar-13 11:34:18

Le Catch and Stockholm Street Style and South Molton St Style. Am a classic dresser too but follow street style to keep my look fresh with small nods to trends.

NinaNannar Sun 24-Mar-13 11:39:07

look in the archives - there are millions of threads on this

bakerbump Sun 24-Mar-13 12:14:48
Fuckitthatlldo Sun 24-Mar-13 13:53:02

Oooh thanks everyone! Shall have a look at your recommendations now. Am snuggled up poorly sick on my sofa so don't even have to feel guilty about wasting large amounts of time on the internet today!

bunnymother Sun 24-Mar-13 18:00:43

You might also enjoy www.allwornoutblog.com/

WipsGlitter Sun 24-Mar-13 18:07:11

I've lost interest in lots of them. Lots of sponsored posts. I like "fab at any age" and "not dressed as lamb" even though I don't really like her style at all. Style guile is ok but a bit prim and buttoned up, plus she did a blog recently about a clothes rail confused.

There's one called "cup of Jo" that has lots of good links to quirky stuff, although I mostly wonder how she affords everything when she doesn't seem to work.

NinaNannar Sun 24-Mar-13 18:16:42

Style guile is prim. She's the Patty simcock of blogs.

Who is the Rizzo?

NinaNannar Sun 24-Mar-13 18:41:09

No one.

Fuckitthatlldo Sun 24-Mar-13 18:42:17

I quite like prim. Shall have a mooch.

I've been quite mean about Style Guile on here before and I'd actually like to hold my hands up and say I was a dick, blogging isn't easy and you'll never please everyone all of the time. She has her own style and sticks to it, which I admire and I think she's picked out some really nice lately! <repents>

really nice things, sigh.

Daisy1973 Sun 24-Mar-13 20:18:11

There are so many .. for me I like
wwwavenue57.blogspot.co.uk/
www.schoolgatestyle.com/
poppys-style.com/
doesmybumlook40.blogspot.co.uk/

I like to see blogs with women posting what they wear, not always about what they want to buy, that's boring

bunnymother Sun 24-Mar-13 21:50:03

I just found this one that looks really good, too: mymidlifefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

issimma Mon 25-Mar-13 07:02:42

All worn out
Twentymumthing
Susiesoso
Applied style
Does my bum look 40

All uk based, mix of budgets, mums (if that matters).

TrampyPanterNoster Mon 25-Mar-13 07:21:40

I love susie soso its worth just browsing sites like wordpress and blogspot for blogs and taking a nose through the mn bloggers network, there are loads of style blogs there including mine

Fuckitthatlldo Mon 25-Mar-13 08:44:17

What's yours Trampy?

Have had a look at Does my bum look 40 before. Not keen for some reason. Not sure why. I never like her shoes. I'm sure she's devastated grin

TrampyPanterNoster Mon 25-Mar-13 09:29:08

It might be here

I'm addicted to fashion blogs ( and Pinterest), I follow ;

www.schoolgatestyle.com/?m=1 covers everything, high street prices, Has N Ireland covered.
susiesoso.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1more dressed down, very funny.
styleguile.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1the only person who can make COS exciting!
doesmybumlook40.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1bonkers, loves skinny jeans,v long legs.
www.styleateveryage.com/p/about.html?m=1knows a lot about nail varnish and higher end stuff.
www.allwornoutblog.com/S and B MNetters
www.theonlinestylist.co.uk/
www.appliedstyle.co.uk/ * Hopefully* colour queen
twentymumthing.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/if-i-didnt-share-this-jumper-id-be-shellfish/ Ambers blog
www.thepinkpeonies.com/search/label/my%20looks very pink
simplyme091909.blogspot.co.uk/ sister of pink, I'm sure they share clothes!

I think I'm an expert! I get different things from all of them.

Madeamassivemistake Mon 25-Mar-13 22:28:33

Oooh thank you Drywhite and everyone else too. Lots to be getting my teeth into.

Think The Sartorialist will always be my first love though - he has such good taste and such a brilliant eye for detail.

Matsikula Mon 25-Mar-13 22:39:32

The blog 'Stil in Berlin' has links to a whole bunch of street style blogs in different cities around the world. None of them are quite as tasteful as the Sartorialist though, but they are a bit more varied.

I like the Sartorialist but get very annoyed by the fact that he snaps endless older, even larger men, but rarely does the same for older ladies, and once labelled a picture of a woman who looked to be a toned size 12 as 'an object lesson in dressing a bigger woman' or something to that effect. And then couldn't understand why people got annoyed with him.

Fuckitthatlldo Mon 25-Mar-13 22:55:24

Yes actually I remember seeing something similar on his site Matsikula. Something about not needing very slim legs for a certain item to look good. And then, in the picture, was a woman with what seemed to me like perfectly slim, but healthy (as opposed to twig like) looking legs. I remember thinking, 'eh?'

nipersvest Tue 26-Mar-13 09:27:29

have only just got into following all these style blogs, am quite enjoying them but am a little curious as to how some fund their regular shopping sprees envy

TrampyPanterNoster Tue 26-Mar-13 09:34:06

nipers, I have a very strict budget and price cap. Almost everything is an ebay or sale find. I'm always a bit hmm at blogs that claim to be affordable, then shows hermes scarves and burberry jackets.

God bless Primark!

Afraid I pay for my purchases the good old fashioned way, with money from my bank account. I do try to buy at a discount where possible though!

TrampyPanterNoster Tue 26-Mar-13 09:52:27

Amber, I love your blog.
the outnet had a great sale the other week, and Reiss's outlet is always good value.

MissWooWoo Tue 26-Mar-13 13:29:48

if you like colour you will love this ...

site

wish I could pull off her style - she is gorgeous too!

BeehavingBaby Tue 26-Mar-13 14:22:30

I like Susie So So and the Clothes Horse. I think it's important to find someone vaguely the same shape as yourself.

Fuckitthatlldo Wed 27-Mar-13 07:49:53

Love that Bittersweet Colours site MissWooWoo. What a find! Think she looks fantastic - smart, yet individual and interesting.

I think my problem with a lot of the fashion blogs (including does my bum look 40) is they are so obvious. Skinnies, boots, and a scarf. But that's how everyone dresses. There's nothing to define her look. She just looks quite nice in the same clothes that everyone is wearing.

Completely off topic, but I feel the need to wail - I bought two beautiful pairs of trousers in the Toast sale. One mustard, one navy pair of smart, straight legged, silk, cotton and linen trousers. They said dry clean only but I thought bah, they'll go in on a cold hand wash ok.

It wasn't ok. They have shrunk. £120.00 down the effing drain. Wah!

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 27-Mar-13 08:18:49

Have you tried stretching them - like literally pulling them very hard when wet? Sometimes works.

I agree about finding someone on a blog who is a similar size - I love kat on doesmybum but she is so much taller than me that nothing she wears would work on me.

I also think its very hard in the winter to keep blogs interesting - I mean there are only so many variations of jeans and jumpers.

ChablisLover Wed 27-Mar-13 08:29:17

amber - love your blog (especially the Me&Em dress)

its given me some inspiration for work wear (and casual clothes) as I keep wearing the same things over and over again

thank you flowers

foxysocks Wed 27-Mar-13 09:11:47

I like Amber's blog, DMBL40 and allwornout. I like SGS because Avril seems nice but her style doesn't work for me generally. Kat has the most similar body shape to me but she is way more into her heels, I prefer to play down being tall and wear flats (or smaller block heels, eg height of my ash jalouse) for everything except weddings these days.

the thing that gets me about some blogs isn't the funds, everyone has different spends and that's fine, it's more about the amount of stuff. an extra rail because clothes don't fit in your wardrobe - seriously? six pairs of identical shaped different coloured shorts - what? I don't get that at all.

similarly don't get the ones who never seem to wear the same item more than once a month. I guess I find it weird because it's so far from my own wardrobe and 'aim' with clothes - I want to wear stuff regularly (when it's season appropriate, obvs) and would rather buy one or two things I love per month than tons of stuff.

do fash bloggers get stuff and then send it back a lot? or just continue to buy buy buy month on month? I'm genuinely interested. they must do a lot of reselling/charity shopping too, I'm guessing, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it must take a huge amount of time!

foxysocks Wed 27-Mar-13 09:28:08

meant to add - that's one reason I like allwornout - they seem to use the same items in different outfits and pull stuff out of their wardrobes to wear differently rather than it being new new new all the time.

Fuckitthatlldo Wed 27-Mar-13 10:09:27

Thanks for the tip MrsCampbell - will give that a go. I am so miffed. I bloody loved those trousers. The fabric was beautiful, the colours were just right, and they had just the right amount of slouch in the leg IYKWIM. Grrr.

Back on topic - I also don't like to have too much stuff in my wardrobe. I only want to have things that I actually wear. I prefer quality to quanitity and would rather buy one really nice thing every couple of months than lots of cheap things. I have a small wardrobe space with one rail. If it starts to get too full I have a clear out and an edit and see what can go.

Awww thanks Chablis! Me&Em dresses rock, they look great and feel like you're wearing a track suit. What's not to like?!

From my perspective, I have a lot of clothes. I had a lot of clothes before I started blogging and I continue to have a lot of clothes now. Do wear the same things reasonably often, but try to rotate the more 'statement' items, for fear that people you get bored of seeing the same lobster sweatshirt! wink

That being said, when my Isabel Marant trainers arrive readers can expect to see them every damn day as part of my 'reasonable cost-per-wear' initiative smile

joliejolie Wed 27-Mar-13 11:12:38

I love AWO. Especially the poster who has the Massimo Dutti coat and Mimco boots. She helped me bag a cute Whistles top (for me and dd) the other week for £13!! I think we have similar taste and I think she chooses wisely and wears loads of things together really well.

I personally have never been a capsule wardrobe person and tend to buy separates only to find I have no tops/bottoms/shoes that match. It's a real problem for me. Wish I could pull outfits off easier, but I struggle.

I can never find Amber's!

I like AWO especially Tracey, although her style is generally v different to mine: she's much more classic and neat than I will ever be!

I must admit the whole harem, trainers, sweatshirt thing which many bloggers are currently wearing leaves me cold but each to their own. smile

I'd like to see more workwear. I don't dislike the Bum lady but she doesn't seem to work, so has v different wardrobe requirements than I do. I like the skinnies and a scarf look and it works well for her: deffo better than those horrible harems!

I have yet to find anybody who does exactly what I want in a blog, which is why I tend to zone out of ones I previously liked.

mewkins Wed 27-Mar-13 21:36:38

I really like Colour Makes People. A lovely fresh-faced Norwegian girl who combines bonkers patterns and colours to great effect! It really opens your eyes to lovely colour combinations. She is not bloghing so much at the mo as pregnant, but well worth a trawl through the archives.

libertychick Thu 28-Mar-13 00:06:44

I like the fact that Amber takes a lot of her pics at work so is one of the only blogs that covers office based life. Like Remus I end up zoning out of blogs as they mostly don't cover work wear and about 70-80% of my wardrobe is work focused.

scarlet76 Thu 28-Mar-13 05:56:55

I seem to go through phases with blogs - will read avidly for a while and then seem to lose interest.
SGS - I like the seemingly down to earth approach though her style is slightly different to my own.
DMBL40 - Like the woman and her writing but her budget is way beyond mine, her lifestyle very different and although I'm slim, I'm miles shorter than her. I did pick up a great H&M scarf from that blog though.
All worn out - Like the concept of this and seem to get less bored as different posters keeps it interesting.
Style Guile - sorry, it leaves me cold.
Can I have a link to Amber's? I work so would like to see a blog that reflects that.

As another poster has said, my aim at the moment is to spend less, buy reasonable high street quality and utilise what I have and wear regularly. I would love to see a blog that does a bit of a challenge - say wear 10 key pieces in different ways for a month.

twentymumthing.wordpress.com/ Ambersblog
I agree scarlet I'd love to see 10 key pieces ,even in that Polyvore format.

QueenCadbury Thu 28-Mar-13 09:36:05

C'mon drywhite orscarlet start a blog!

Is that 10 key pieces with other stuff added in to keep it interesting or just 10 pieces? Think I'd struggle with just 10 things - does that include shoes/bags/scarves etc?

libertychick Thu 28-Mar-13 14:33:28

10 is not enough! I am considering trying Project 33 which someone else linked to before. 33 pieces (including outerwear, jewellery, bags, shoes but not wedding ring, gym or lounge wear) and stick to them for 3 months - I was going to try it for a month! Way too lazy to blog though - could you do it Amber? grin

I could do 33 for a month, no sweat! Shall I do it for April? wink

ClaudiaCutie Thu 28-Mar-13 15:03:32

If you like the Sartorialist, you'll enjoy:

1 - http://atlantic-pacific.blogspot.co.uk/
2 - http://www.wendyslookbook.com/

and from UK and making cheap clothes look expensive:

3 - http://www.foreveramber.co.uk/

all three are in a different league of blogging in terms of style (well, since they show want I want to see, I would say that, wouldn't I?)

All three avoid the wretched skinny jean/floppy top cliches too.

Fuckitthatlldo Thu 28-Mar-13 15:11:24

Thank you so much everyone for the links. Really appreciated.

libertychick Thu 28-Mar-13 15:20:34

Oh yes Amber - do it! Would inspire me to give it a go - I reckon I probably only wear about 33 items regularly anyway so would help me clarify what I really need and what's worth spending money on for better quality.

Fuckitthatlldo Thu 28-Mar-13 15:23:58

Love those blogs Claudia! Very me.

Not that I have tons of money. But I like the kind of look they go for, and these things can always be re-created with less expensive items. In fact I now have some inspiration for what to wear with my new navy heels from Wendy's look book. So thanks Wendy!

SmellieWellies Thu 28-Mar-13 15:31:25

I used to love love 'alreadypretty' (US based) but then the writer gave up her job to blog fulltime and did lots of sponsored posts and the shine went off for me. But I do enjoy her take on size-ism and body image.

www.alreadypretty.com/

I adore Casey;'s elegant musings.... also US based. Casey is into vintage style, and sews herself and I love that. i wish i had her style (and looks!).

blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/

Fairyliz Thu 28-Mar-13 15:48:18

I've just spent an enjoyable hour looking at these but they all seem a bit too young and casual for me (I'm in my 50s). I have lots of classic pieces black trousers, white shirt, navy shift dress etc but would like ideas to make them look more modern. Any suggestions anyone?
Thanks

Wendy's lookbook and Atlantic Pacific are faves of mine. I also like What I Bought Today.

Of course the first two are lovely, but of you're not a size six some of the outfits make look slightly different...

If and may. Fat fingers.

Fuckitthatlldo Thu 28-Mar-13 16:10:45

I like the look of What I Bought Today too Amber

AphraBehn Thu 28-Mar-13 18:03:08

That foreveramber blog is fabulous. I want to be her!

QueefLatina Thu 28-Mar-13 18:30:27

Is there a database anywhere for fashion blogs where you can tick boxes for colouring, height, size, work or casual etc and it will come up with suitable blogs?

If there isn't, there should be!

Pseudonymity Thu 28-Mar-13 19:41:43

I really enjoy Sart for the photography and he has a great eye for detail which comes from looking at menswear, where everything is about the precise length of a hem etc. Wendy and Atlantic aren't as imaginative - they both look great - but it's also a bit girly and handbaggy. 40bum seems lovely but she does go in for the drape - big time! Kudos to her for being able to pull off every style of waterfall cardigan known to humankind. She looks great. I'm yet to enjoy one as much as Sart. You could try Garance - his girlfriend.

Fuckitthatlldo Thu 28-Mar-13 20:03:15

Yes I've had the odd look at Garance Dore but never quite got into her as much as him. I do think she often looks lovely herself though - there's something very obviously French about her I think.

Queef can I just say I think your name is genius. And so's your idea actually! If I had the technical know-how I would totally steal it.

ShirleySharpeyes Thu 28-Mar-13 20:07:16

fairyliz try That's not my age

Just had another look at yours, Amber. Your new Next jacket looks great. smile

missmehalia Fri 29-Mar-13 17:17:49

livingabstracts.com Utterly brilliant. I tried to start a thread like this a few minutes ago, but think I failed, as I suspect I've put it in the wrong place. Living abstracts a new one full of things I'm busting to wear, will start looking through some of these others!! Thanks all.

rubytutu Fri 29-Mar-13 21:46:32

really enjoyed this thread. just marking my place for a very long boring journey this weekend.

JustBecauseISaidSo Fri 20-Sep-13 03:05:59

I love blogs for inspiration...I am so late to this discussion. Some I read for the fantasy and some I read to inspire me in the everyday. Being a mum I need a bit of both. I really love Suburban Faux Pas, Crazy Style Love and Falling in Style. They're all Canadian and don't take themselves too seriously.

wiltingfast Mon 23-Sep-13 11:59:39

Some great links, excellent! Just one more that I follow that no one mentioned:-

the-northernlight.com/

I like her style though be warned, she's in the loadsamoney camp. Still worth looking at though as the looks can definitely be recreated more modestly.

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