How To Become A Fashion Blogger

So, you love fashion, in any/all of its forms: runway, luxury, high street, trends, art, design, etc. You’ve decided you want an outlet to explore and share the passion you have for the industry. But where do you start? 

Well, it’s definitely a lot more work than it may seem but if your passion is pure, this won’t scare you but rather, excite you! Here’s a basic guide on how to start a fashion blog from the absolute beginning.

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Choosing your niche:

You’ve established you want to blog about fashion, but what about fashion do you want to write about? Is there a particular nieche you’re interested in? Figure out what gets your heart racing. For Molicia, I chose to talk about high fashion to my readers as I’ve built up my knowledge over the years and it’s something I’m extremely passionate about. 

Brainstorm some post ideas:

So, you’ve chosen your niche(s) and now you’re ready to go! Well… not quite yet. When I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing. I would just post about random ideas. My first few posts were actually about beauty! So it’s a good idea to just jot down a few notes about the type of posts you can do. For example, if you want to run a street style blog,consider researching who your style inspirations are, look at other street style blogs and think about why they’re successful, (but don’t copy people! Be inspired and work with the ideas that come from yourself). Not all of your posts will be successful, but that’s fine. That’s half the fun of the learning process. 

Choose your host:

If you want to give blogging a trial-run, I would suggest creating your blog on one of these free platforms:

Molicia uses WordPress.com and has always enjoyed using it. You can: create your own themes, add social media links and analytics tools. I wouldn’t recommend self-hosting for new bloggers, as it is expensive and you need to know how much traffic your blog will achieve before becoming fully responsible for the website.

Choosing your website name:

This is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a blogger. This is how people will recognise you as a brand, and therefore you want to choose something that is memorable/relatable to your subject. For example, Molicia is a name you don’t hear often, (it is a combination of my first name, Molly and my middle name, Alicia.) I also have my surname in the web domain: www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com. Think about things that sound nice, things that inspire you or things that are personal to you. After all, who would’ve thought MoonPig would be a good name for a card making company? Go with your gut!

You’re almost there!

You’ve now got a brand name for your blog, you’ve done your research and you’ve just finished creating your website… what now? Post! You’ve got your ideas, now it’s time to use them. 

Remember…

  • Blogging should be fun and enjoy the journey, even if you make mistakes!
  • Write about something your passionate about and your readers will recognise it
  • Use high quality photos/videos and remember to provide a link back to the website you’ve used images from if you have done so
  • Use hashtags to generate more traffic to your posts
  • Communicate with other bloggers, making friends along the way is always fun and now you have the opportunity to make them all over the world 
  • Enjoy sharing your passions and welcome to the world of blogging!
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Molicia is now on Instagram!Β 

Everyday whether I am scrolling through my Instagram/Tumblr feed, running errands or even just relaxing in nature, I find inspiration. I want you to be inspired endlessly too. That’s why I created an Instagram account. so you could see the fashion, artwork and places that have inspired me to blog. 

Follow Molicia on Instagram – Will be following my loyal readers back!

Follow Molicia on Instagram! @moliciasworld

Follow Molicia on Instagram! @moliciasworld

Celebration: Molicia’s 2nd Anniversary

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Today is a cause for celebration. Molicia is in the mood to pop a bottle of champagne and reflect on the amazing 2 years she’s been blogging with WordPress. 

For any blogger, it can be difficult to define what content you create good and where your strengths lie. The last couple of years have been blessed with learning experiences and happiness. I hope my loyal readers can see the passion that goes into this blog and I hope it brings you all as much happiness as it brings me. I would like to thank everyone who has become a part of Molicia’s journey so far for their continuous support and the joy they bring me. 

I would also like to present the opportunity for any of Molicia’s readers to comment on what they most enjoy about the blog and anything they would like to see. I’m open to any ideas as I want to continue making the blog enjoyable for the all you loyal supporters. Feel free to comment below any suggestions. 

Again, thank you for your support! Here’s to many more anniversarys to celebrate!

MyTrendingStories: My Story


I have some exciting news to share… I was approached by MyTrendingStories, a blogging website founded in New York, to contribute articles alongside other passionate writers. The MTS team wants to inform readers of the latest global news and events.

If you’ve been following Molicia’s blogging journey since the beginning (2014, was it really that long ago?) then you can appreciate how delighted I was to receive this opportunity. Even if you haven’t been here from day one. I am very excited, (can you tell?) 

I have been posting articles I post here, as well as other topics. Molicia writes about fashion, but Molly writes about more. You can view more of my articles here

#WiseWordsWednesday: Limits

  
You know that evil little voice inside your mind that tells you that you’re not good enough? That attempts to deteriorate the confidence you made so much effort to build upon? The creature that prevents you from making choices that would otherwise make you happy?

DON’T LISTEN TO IT. 

The limitations you think you have are mostly illusions of your mind. Do not let the insecurity demons take away any opportunity for you; you can do it! And even if you fail… So what? You’ll either succeed or learn a lesson, there is nothing to lose. 

Molicia xo

7 Inspirational International Women’s Day Quotes πŸ‘ΈπŸ½βœ¨

Happy International Women’s Day to every female on Earth. 

What better way to celebrate this liberating day than to share 7 inspirational quotes from fellow strong women.

If you’re a strong female, you don’t need permission.

Lady Gaga


When I’m assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss.

Nicki Minaj


Some women follow men, and some women follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

Lady Gaga


I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.

Diane von Frustenburg


I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.

Sheryl Sandberg


Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Unknown


We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.

Beyonce


Paris Fashion Week: Day 1 FT Anthony Vaccarello

Autumn/Winter 2016 fashion month is coming to an end as Paris Fashion Week begins. Anthony Vaccarello seized the first day. 

Anthony Vaccarello

 

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

  

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

  

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

  

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

  

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

  

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

  

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

  

Anthony Vaccarello AW16 β€’ Source: vogue.co.uk πŸ“Έ

 
Everything from skirts to Blazers feature lace up detail. A casual aesthetic teamed with sequins summarises the Anthony Vaccarello collection for AW16. Leave your laces untied to really nail this look, (don’t do this with your shoes though!)
Molicia xo