Essentials For Any Aspiring Fashion Blogger

Essentials For Any Aspiring Fashion Blogger
Fashion blogging may once have been just an online niche, but it’s fair to say that it’s well and truly hit the mainstream. The most prolific fashion bloggers are now spotted at runway shows, are seen as influencers by thousands of people, and can make or break a brand just by their opinion of it.

If you have a strong sense of personal style and have always wanted to join the fashion blogger ranks, then this might be a more attainable goal than you think. The blogosphere is always changing, thirsty for new people, new ideas, and new styles for people to experiment with. If you want to make the daydream a reality, then all you need is a lot of determination, and a few essentials to help you on your way. Start the dream of blogging about style for a living with the following…

1) Image Editing Software

Contrary to what some believe, you don’t need an expensive and high-powered DSLR camera to be able to enter the fashion blogging world. Sure, it helps, but basic mirror selfies taken with a smartphone still have their place – so don’t let your lack of photo equipment hold you back.

However, what you definitely do need is decent image editing software. PhotoShop is the gold standard, but if you don’t want to spend a fortune, there are a few free alternatives you could try. Fashion blogs live and die by their images, which need to be sharp and brightly lit. If you don’t have a camera to take perfect photos in the moment, ensure you’ve got software that can improve them post-production.

2) Reliable Technology

Fashion blogging, like fashion itself, moves quickly. If you’re serious about making it in this high-powered world, then you can ill afford to be out of the loop. That means ensuring you have a good smartphone, a reliable computer, and high speed internet so you can respond to reader questions in double-quick time. If you don’t keep your blog up-to-date, then your thirsty readers will soon take their eyes elsewhere. You have to be current and committed at all times, so make sure you have tech in place that’s going to be able to keep up with you.

3) A “Fashion Blogger Boyfriend”

Okay, it doesn’t literally have to be a boyfriend – a willing friend or parent is fine too, but you do need someone to fulfill the role. While you could just rely on mirror selfies, most fashion bloggers also conduct regular photoshoots, which means you’ll need to rope someone in to be your photographer. A boyfriend is the most common choice, but really anyone who knows their way around a camera will work as well.

If you do intend to only take photos yourself, then you’d be wise to invest in a tripod and a camera with a remote – it will make taking outfit shots so much easier.

Provided you have these three areas ticked off, there’s no reason why you can’t be the next big thing in the fashion blogging world. Good luck!

opening image via tommyton.com

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