The bloggers also share their rainy day essentials.
For any fashion lover, online fashion blogs are a great way to learn how to pull off trends and keep up with the latest styles. Here are seven Seattle-area bloggers to check out for some inspiration:
Name: Brittany Streissguth
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Fashion philosophy: “ Wear what makes you happy,” Streissguth said. “Trends are great but if you don’t like it, don’t do it.”
Personal style: Classic with a twist. “I tend to try to stay pretty minimalistic. I keep up on trends, but I’m not super super trendy,” Streissguth said. “I try to be trendy in my own way.”
Inspirations: “I find most of my inspiration from other bloggers,” Streissguth said. “I started following bloggers from Instagram. I stick with some and constantly find new ones.”
The fashion blog Damsel in Dior is her biggest inspiration because of editor Jacey Duprie’s classic style, writing and personality. She also likes the blogs The Fashion Sight for its timeless outfits and How Do You Wear That for its simple yet mainstream style.
Favorite brands and places to shop: Zara, ASOS, H&M, Nordstrom, and Pipe and Row in Fremont.
Rainy day essential: A chic and classic raincoat. Some of her favorites are from Pipe and Row.
Name: AikA Yokoyama
Fashion philosophy: “Don’t be afraid of taking a risk and try to enjoy the struggle when you have to face it,” Yokoyama said.
Personal style: A fusion of American and Japanese culture. “I want to be the bridge of Japan and America,” Yokoyama said. “I want to bring awareness to Japanese brands and show American people these Japanese brands.”
Inspirations: Japanese magazines (SWEET and ViVi), fashion week, WhoWhatWear, American magazines (Elle, Marie Claire) and her favorite blogs The Vivaluxury, Dulceida, The Fashion Cuisine and The Style Scrapbook.
“On the street, I see really cool people and get very inspired by them,” Yokoyama said.
Favorite brands and places to shop: H&M, ASOS, Moussy.
Rainy day essentials: A cute umbrella — the brighter the better, warm gloves and a hat. She is currently obsessed with her navy velvet baseball cap.
Name: Camille Turner
Fashion philosophy: “Whatever works for you, looks good and makes you feel good is the best thing for you to wear,” said Turner, who lives in Kirkland.
Personal style: Classic, feminine, casual.
Inspirations: She gets most of her inspiration from fashion bloggers on Instagram. Her favorites are @kyrzayda_, @BrightonKeller and @LaurenKaySims. “I don’t copy anything from top to bottom but, I might see something on them that I love, but change it to fit who I am and my vibe,” Turner said.
Favorite brands and places to shop: Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Revolve, Topshop, Express, LUSH, Vince Camuto, Franco Sarto, Sam Edelman, Sole Society, Michael Kors, Articles of Society.
Rainy day essentials: Scarf, booties, jeans and a leather jacket or parka. “Also a side bag, when it’s raining and you’re downtown or living life, the last thing you want is a big clunky bag,” Turner said.
Name: Carolyn Yuen Marino
Fashion philosophy: “I value practical and versatile clothing that can be worn for work and is fun enough to be dressed up for dinner out on the town,” Yuen Marino said. “I’ll get a few trendy pieces here and there to modernize the look.”
Personal style: Classic with a modern twist. “I mostly stick with classics and invest in quality pieces that are more timeless,” Yuen Marino said.
Inspirations: She is inspired by other fashion blogs like Gary Pepper, Gal Meets Glam and Song of Style. She also tunes in to Fashion Week every year and keeps up with the runway looks on Snapchat and Instagram.
“I’m inspired by things in everyday life that are practical and can be fun,” Yuen Marino said. “I look for people like me working professionally and traveling.”
Favorite brands and places to shop: Shopbob, Nordstrom, ASOS, Net-a-Porter, Yoox, Outnet, Madewell.
Rainy day essentials: Buffalo plaid Chooka boots, Hunter rain boots and her Pendleton raincoat.
Name: Valerie Hansen
Fashion philosophy: “I love fashion because it is an exciting opportunity to inspire others to be confident, creative and artistic. I truly believe style has no age or size. Dressing to flatter your body type is key,” said Hansen, of Bremerton.
Personal style: A mix of trendy, casual and chic.
Inspirations: Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, Jane Fonda, Coco Rocha, Mimi G, Project Runway, fashion weeks and Magic: Fashion Tradeshow in Las Vegas.
Favorite brands and places to shop: Macy’s, Nordstrom, Zara, AnnTaylor Loft, Chico’s, Free People, Topshop, Hudson Bay, DSW Shoes, Aritizia, Amazon, StyleWe, Diane von Furstenberg, Guess, Coach, Michael Kors, Elan International, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade and Alexander Wang.
Rainy day essentials: Neutral-colored trenchcoat, waterproof tote, rainproof booties and an umbrella with a fun, feminine print.
Name: Molly Clifton
Fashion philosophy: “I feel that everyone should be confident in what they wear, and they should go for what they love,” Clifton said. “It doesn’t always have to be for trends.”
Personal style: A mix of feminine and edgy.
“I have a notepad on my phone, and I am constantly inspired by anything and everything, and I’ll just write it down,” Clifton said. “I also draw a lot of inspiration from my personal life.”
Favorite brands and places to shop: Zara, Chicwish, ASOS and lulus.com.
Rainy day essentials: Clifton recommends adding poppyclips, magnetic bows, on the back of rain boots.
Name: Andrew Hoge
Fashion philosophy: “My belief is that fashion combines art, storytelling and personal expression. While interning in the Communications department at Oscar de la Renta I witnessed a fashion house known for its classic femininity embody the modern woman. At Luly Yang I learned about the intentionality of design and the importance of approaching style with thoughtfulness. Truthfully, it took me awhile to learn how to dress well but now I value the difference it has on my confidence and daily life,” Hoge said.
Personal style: “My personal style is a blend of classic wardrobe staples, contrast and intuition. I believe investing in tailored clothing can take an outfit from good to unforgettable. I often pair contrasting textures and fabrics to emphasize the uniqueness of each one. For example, at work I wear a suit but carry a crocodile patterned leather briefcase,” Hoge said.
Inspirations: Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, Nick Wooster and James Bond. “Gentlemen who dress with awareness and vision and without a narcissism have a strong impact on how I dress,” Hoge said.
Favorite brands and places to shop: Nordstrom, All Saints, Mario’s, John Elliott, Buki Brand and Zegna.
Rainy day essentials: A clear umbrella and an americano.