I've been noticing a trend lately with fashion bloggers. It's actually close to pandemic levels.
Why are fashion bloggers posing in snow with either no pants, no boots, no coat, no sweater, or all of the above?! I'm talking open toed heels in the snow. Standing in the middle of a frozen lake with no coat on while it's snowing. I just don't get it. It's ok to wear boots. Winter boots! *GASP* I'm sure Tory Burch must make some.
I really hope you don't actually walk around outside in the snow with heels and no coat. You're going to get frostbite on your toes and then you will never be able to paint your toenails with the newest color again. Mani pedi time will be ruined! Toe amputation will not work well for a fashion blogger, unless you plan on starting a fashion blog about how you have no toes and how best to accessorize a toe-less foot.
Now I know that a lot of fashion bloggers photoshop anyways so just pretend you're outside and it's snowing. Just take a look at this photo of me below (it's old but that's ok).
You would never know that I was not outside in the snow. Fireworks really make your photo special, who cares if there aren't any fireworks actually happening. This is for your blog. Every picture must look perfect.
Notice my hands are up in the air because you have to act like you've never seen snow before and are having the best time of your freaking life!!
You might be wondering why you should take advice from me. I'm not a very popular blogger but I have photographic evidence that I would be an amazing fashion blogger. I just don't want anyone stealing my fashion secrets so I tend to keep them to myself. I will share with you a bit of my wisdom because I'm feeling generous today.
Posing by a Christmas tree. Every blog must have the "today we went shopping for a Christmas tree" post. I think it's a rule written down in the blog bible. No one needs to know that this is not my house, that I'm allergic to real pine or that I was probably intoxicated when this was taken. You can photshop out intoxication though right?
It's best to take fashion blogging pictures alone because you don't want anyone upstaging you (unless your hubbie or boyfriend is around as your "my life is perfect" prop) . If you must have someone else in the picture make sure you are posing better than they are and place yourself in a more prominent location in the photo.
Remember to take multiple photos of the same outfit from every angle. Also make sure the photo does not look staged. You want people to think this is a for real photo.
Make sure your makeup looks perfect. The flash from a camera can really wash you out so double up on your makeup - especially fake tanner. It may seem over the top but your photo will turn out beautiful.
And last but not least - make sure you entitle your blog post something classy but fun like "Whimsical Christmas princess time".
So please fashion bloggers - take my advice and wear some warm clothes and if you can't, photoshop it while you're adding on all those filters.