First of all: Yes. Me, in particular, I would need to write a shit ton of other stuff right now. But that is besides the point. Does anyone still need to write a fashion blog in 2016? Even if you want to put yourself out there, why not just microblog over instagram? Are we still pretending to read the text accompanying the outfit posts of big blogs?
When I started blogging the idea of fashion blogs was new, fresh and exciting. I loved seeing girls like me wear stuff I could afford and find myself. But in just over a decade a lot has changed. This is certainly a topic I would like to further explore in future. How we went from average looking young women wearing H&M to the same women somehow not only transforming their wardrobes but also their bodies, wandering off into spheres which -once again- are not reachable for your average Susie. I find it fascinating how twelve years ago bloggers would be shamed for being rude, while today the arguably same nobodies manage to still make money without even disclosing where their clothes come from. Which brings me back to the title of this post: what’s the fucking point anyway?
There are several reasons why I decided to also blog about fashion. One being that some really good, inspiring fashion blogs can still be found out there and many of those developed into a direction I would not have expected: they blog about fair fashion, sustainability and their responsibility in regards to it. I too, would like to change my habits (which at the moment are quite bad) and rethink my relation to material goods in general. Another reason for this is that I feel the spectrum of blogs is getting more limited everyday. Sometimes I am scrolling through feeds left and right, hoping to see myself but I never do. Until I realized that maybe I should just put myself out there. And so I did.