They are the super-influential tastemakers who have made a career out of their unique take on fashion, so it’s easy to forget that even the most glamorous of fashion bloggers haven’t always been so polished. Proving that everyone has to start somewhere – somewhere that is possibly not a designer collaboration or sitting front row at Paris Couture Week – some of our favourite style commentators have dug out their first ever blog posts to celebrate their evolution.
Talking to Refinery 29, fashion bloggers from Susanna Lau to Bryan Boy shared their sartorial memories and revealed how they feel their aesthetic has evolved since the early days of blogging. Take a look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ images below and reminisce with us!
Song of Style‘s Aimee Song
“My style has definitely evolved over time. I was working two jobs while going to school full time when I first started my blog. Now, I’m still working two jobs (my blog and interior design), but the life experience and travel experiences since my blog started have definitely broadened my style.”
Natalie Off Duty‘s Natalie Suarez
“I remember taking this photo back in my hometown of Santa Monica, CA. That trench dress was my favorite piece ever. It was a designer label that I modeled for, and I was OBSESSED. And, I would always wear those vintage combat boots with some high socks. I have always loved effortless, easy, statement pieces. I don’t think my style has changed very much. I’d still wear that look today!”
Style Bubble‘s Susanna Lau
“Since my early teens, I’ve been through so many different style phases — Harajuku girl copycats, slightly goth, Victoriana, Comme-inspired layers…. and in the early days of my blog, I was definitely into layering a lot and trying out color and prints but with a smaller budget (the Prada socks were a splurge).
“I can’t deny that over the years, my wardrobe has shifted dramatically toward the designer end of the scale. It’s down to a greater appreciation for quality and ‘special’ pieces with a story to tell or provenance.
“I don’t look back and cringe at old style pictures. They were a sign of their times and my circumstances back then. If I felt good enough to wear these outfits out into the world back then, then it somehow must have made sense at the time. I don’t believe in style regrets!”
Man Repeller‘s Leandra Medine
“Man repelling had a very different meaning back then.”
Something Navy‘s Arielle Nachmani
“My style over the years is like a personal diary to me. I feel like when I first started I was all over the place but I always dressed based on my mood. My style has completely changed, but I always stayed true to me and my style even if it’s a totally different look now.”
Credit: Images via Song of Style, Style Bubble, Natalie Off Duty, Man Repeller and Something Navy