Style bloggers are pretty awesome people, I see them all on my Instagram and I follow quite a handful of their blogs. There’s just something about them, the way they rock clothes effortlessly. I guess this is why brands love working with them, especially. A style blogger doesn’t just post up gorgeous amateur-editorial (sometimes even editorial) type photos and keep it moving. They can be awesome writers, and some are quite relatable when they mix outfit posts with real talk. Either way, It doesn’t look like they’ll go out of style anytime soon.
I thought a couple days back of this idea: what if I was in a different niche? How well would I perform? That lead to the creation of this post. That, and the fact that It’s Christmas. Merry Christmas, folks! I also had this outfit idea in my mind, because I made the flat lay and It was nice, so I said why not take full body shots? Forcing my brother outside with a phone half-charged, we got to work.
My favorite style blogger is Ifeoma Amadi, and while a majority of the time I couldn’t care less about style posts (I prefer looking at photos on Pinterest) she’s an amazing all-rounder. The way she writes and the type of content she creates just keeps you coming for more. Style posts, in my opinion, are best when mixed with lifestyle content – bomb combo.
Applying some Amadi magic to myself for the photos in this post, here are reasons why I’d fail as a full-time style blogger.
I Virtually have no style
If you’ve read my Style Edit posts, you’ll realize that I currently have the same style as an obnoxious aunt who always has something to say, but doesn’t have her stuff together. I’m basically trying to figure out what works because one thing is that I like comfort while being quite skinny. How can someone who has no style blog about style?
In fact, what’s the essence of a style blogger, don’t they serve as inspo for your future outfits? How can I be inspo when my style somedays would probably send someone running the other direction?
I suck at posing
Ah, style bloggers should practically be called part-time models. In fact, some like Nonye of This Thing Called Fashionn are just that. Ifeoma is someone I know who is amazing with poses, and that’s one reason out of many why I like her. Being quite skinny, I find it hard to strike a pose without giving off strong ‘awkward librarian’ vibes. Don’t be fooled, the photos in this post were just lucky shots. Plus, behind every great photo, are about 20-50 not so great ones.
I wouldn’t be Consistent
Being a style blogger is actual stress, and those who stay consistent must have some magic going on. Narrow it down to being a Nigerian style blogger in Nigeria, dealing with the stress of choosing a location where you won’t be harassed (for those who dare to go beyond their house backyard/frontyard), dealing with uninvited comments and stares from the general public, and just stress in general. I’d probably post once a month and be going, and we all know that’s terrible for any blog, not just a style blog.
I Repeat Outfits
Now, I’m not saying It’s a crime to repeat outfits, because there’s something called a washing machine. However, for someone who wears the same outfit every day to school, only switching the top, I feel I should be arrested sometimes.
I also spend most of my time on the weekends and holidays in pajamas. Being a style blogger doesn’t mean you need to be always on point, but you should take some of that fabulousness on your blog/the gram and apply it to reality sometimes.
So basically, those are my reasons. Funny thing is, I do need to dabble into style posts a bit, because I am part of a brand! What kind of brand owner doesn’t flaunt their stuff? This is why I’m kind of in love with Adebayo Oke-Lawal (@theorangenerd) of Orange Culture. The guy flaunts his merchandise shamelessly and looks good while doing it. Plus, I have so many ideas of designs in my head, now and again I’d like to share.
On the Outfit
I randomly put these items together and ran to take photos, nothing spectacular. Though I’m a bit of a Grinch, I didn’t shy away from the cliche red to mark the Christmas season. I got this lovely top from a N500 rack (you know I can’t shy away from them) at a trade fair.
I love the fabric (I think it’s satin) and vibrancy of red – something I usually shy from. Paired with a lace black skirt and heels, I felt pretty cute. I also like the top as it’s a great add to my corporate collection.
Top: Trade Fair (not a brand, an event), N500
Shoes: ‘Borrowed‘ from Mother
That’s it, folks! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Here’s to a better year ahead.
Is there a niche you think you’d completely flop at? Why not share below, or do a blog post on it! Can’t wait to see your responses! You can also suggest another niche I can explore why I’d suck in.