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3 Reasons Why I Think I’d Fail At Fashion Blogging

Being a fashion blogger is actually more than beautiful outfit pictures, I know this because I tried and failed a lot at it. Here are the reasons why:


Personally, fashion blogging is something I seldom think of. I mean, I love getting pictures taken, but usually it’s not for the outfit purposes. When I first used Instagram in 2014 ish, it was just for posting my fun outfit and every new shoe I got. It was always hashtagged #ootd and no day went by without me posting pictures.

However, years and years went by and then a sis became super lazy and just refused to care about putting two and two together. Especially for the purpose of “inspiring” someone to dress like me.


In this post, I’m here to talk about why I could fail as a fashion blogger.

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My wardrobe is quite….limited.

When I think of fashion blogging, one thing comes to mind : Variety.

My clothing range consists of about 20,000 T-shirt’s in black and white color and about 5 “nice tops”. 3 pairs of jeans which are on constant rotation and a shoe which I have been wearing everyday for the last year or so.(okay, I lied. I have about 10 pairs of shoe but i have 3 faves which I would wear till they cry for help, literally.)

If you’ve read my style posts, you’ll realize that my style is quite laid back and way too casual. I’m still basically trying to figure out what works for me though because, I’d love to switch it up but still remain comfortable in whatever I wear.

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I’m too lazy – aka, I suck at consistency

Being a fashion blogger is actually stressful. As a photographer for most fashion bloggers, I watch behind the scenes, each thought that goes into planning an outfit, getting together color schemes and trying to figure out what top goes with which shoe, etc. etc. and I stand back and wonder how I could possibly do this every shoot day or weekend, not to talk of everyday.

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I randomly put two things together in hopes that I don’t look like a bag of rice by the time I step out of the door and on some days, I’m just really happy I can get a friend to help me get it together.

I also spend many days in hoodies and sweats. Although being a fashion blogger doesn’t mean you have to look “fashionable” all the time, they take their fashion out of the blog and apply it in their real lives most times.


Posing is the enemy

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I’m an awkward poser. When ever I have to get in front of the camera, I just..stand there. It’s only recently I’ve learnt to switch up and learn what works for me, thanks to Sorelle Amore. However, I STILL suck at showing off my best features and eventually, I end up with candids. Fortunately, they are my favorite type of pictures anyway.


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Outfit details :

Turtle neck : Tezenis Hungary

Jacket : Forever 21

Jeans : Zara Hungary


Do you own a fashion blog? How do you keep up with the struggles?

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”

-Miuccia Prada



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20 comments on “3 Reasons Why I Think I’d Fail At Fashion Blogging

  1. I think you will kill it as a fashion blogger:
    1) your poses aren’t bad actually
    2) you have a style, that can inspire someone. Everyone has their own style and yours is yours, i’m sure there are people with your type of style that can’t wait to be inspired by you.
    Love what you are doing here, keep it up

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    • Aww thanks baby girl. I didn’t really think I made even a small impact on you guys. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  2. Listen Ash, you have a great sense of style and sometimes i see that it is just laziness but you kill it if you want to. Your poses are quite creative and i love love reading your blog. Keep it up, youre good to go!That jacket is fire btw!

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  3. I can imagine being a fashion blogger requires alot of hardwork and dedication.
    Blogging in general isn’t easy, but your blog is fantastic and never give up if fashion is your passion

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    • Thank you so much for the kind words. Fashion blogging would be interesting to dive into. I think I just have to try harder. Thank you for reading!

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  4. Chance

    Hahah. You say you suck at posing but these poses are pretty creative and incredible. Just keep doing what you do, you inspire someone one way or the other. Good read!

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  5. I have a fashion blog (check it out), I struggle with finding the time for shoots. As soon as I have pictures I can typically post it right away but I’m lazy getting there.

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  7. ah, i think you’re selling yourself too short here! I think you would be great at it 😊 you clearly have some great artistic value in your photographs in this article. I’ll admit the fashion blogging part of my blog is extremely meticulous, and requires the most amount of attention and time. Getting all the shots, coming up with an outfit to shoot, and staying on top of trends…
    Either way, it’s worth a venture if you’re ever feeling up to it! While it is very time-consuming, there are fun aspects that come out of creating life out of your outfits! Finding that killer shot 👍 Great read! Keep it up

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    • Wow, thank you for your kind words, you’re so sweet! Certainly, fashion blogging is time consuming and challenging but it can be pulled off with time. Thank you so much for reading and good luck with your blogging! xo

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  8. Love your authentic thoughts! You have a gift of writing too! I could get a nice glimpse of your personality in your writing! It is hard being a fashion blogger! Sometimes I feel guilty for wearing those sweatpants thinking “I gotta look the part” all the time but that’s what makes us human! The main thing ootd that we help and inspire others while wearing what makes us happy… even if that’s wearing sweats sometimes lol Keep it up girl!

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  9. You are awesome. I love your confident style and keeping it very real.

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