Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Efficient Fashion Blogger - How Do You Save Time on Outfit Posts?

Outfit posts are my favorite type of posts to read, and my least favorite to create. When I started blogging, I avoided them like a plague. It's a lot of work piecing together a blog-worthy ensemble, catching sunlight, troubling friends and family to take pictures, and then enduring bystanders' mockery.

I had to at least try though. I wanted to dress better, and attract a wider audience. Eventually, outfit posts became easier, as I created a system to speed up the process. 

Here's what I suggest, and please leave a comment if you have anything to add.

1. Plan Ahead

When you have time -- that'd be nap time for us new moms -- put several outfits together in advance. 

2. Create Space

Set aside a small area in your closet just for blogging outfits. This way, you won't interfere with everyday wear. You also have a reminder to get-your-blog-on in the future.
It would help if you have a separate clothing rack, like the ones from clothing boutiques. (Look at Store Supply Wholesale for examples.)

3. Don't Forget to Accessorize

Accessories complete an outfit, so they are quite important. Don't leave them out during planning. 

4. Jam Pack Your Photo Session

If your "photographer" doesn't mind, skip this step. But most fashion and beauty bloggers are on borrowed time, and are at someone else's mercy.

(When my husband was busy studying for his masters, my photos looked horrific!)

When your "photographer" grants you the time, pack as many outfits in one photo session as possible.

5. Write Something

You are not just a pretty face, so liven the pictures with your awesome personality. Your writing will help connect with readers, and give them incentive to leave comments other than "nice outfit."


As you can see, I am still growing in the fashion blogger department.


Any advice you want to add?


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