I often get asked where I get ideas. Running this fashion and beauty site, you’d think I’d run out of things to share after awhile! Not that the occasional writer’s block doesn’t get me, but it really isn’t as hard as you might think! Probably half the time, I just come up with an idea based on something I’ve seen or experienced. For example, “OOO. I love that girl’s pink bag! I’m going to write a post about pink accessories.” Or maybe “I love this new mascara!” Or “Sale! SCORE! I should write about it… after I buy these cute boots!” (That is also an example of why it can be hard to make money on a fashion blog… lots of temptation to spend on great deals!!)
Probably one of my biggest sources of inspiration is my serious addiction to fashion magazines. And my absolute favorite is InStyle magazine. I love when I open my mailbox and see and InStyle magazine inside! As soon as I can, I set aside some time to sit (maybe with a glass of wine) and just peruse it from cover to cover and get inspired! It has a great blend of high and low end fashions and offers realistic beauty tips and street style for every body type. I can read one issue and come up with at least ten post ideas! For example, this article really caught my eye. First off, because I LOVE the color Berry, but also the outfits and ideas on the page were fabulous!
So I wrote a post with my own finds in Berry for my All Things Chic readers! My pics were probably a smidge more affordable than the InStyle picks, but had the same idea. Its a great color that looks fantastic on almost everyone!
See what I mean? Coming up with fashion posts is super easy with a resource like InStyle. And right now they have a special deal – 15 issues for less than $20! Not a bad deal for more than a year of fashion and beauty inspiration!
Where do you find your inspiration for fashion posts?
disclosure: I’m an InStyle Ambassador and this post contains affiliate links, so I earn a but of money if you purchase. Which I will probably use to buy more boots.