style resources

Browse through the style observer's favorites fashion, style and beauty sites. We hope you find this list as useful as we do.

  • style

    • absolute fashion / Fashion is… unnamed student shares her fashion interests and maintains the Coco Chanel theory that fashion is all around us
    • Allure-Allure unnamed author’s writing varies from diary style entries to high fashion designer write ups
    • AsianCajuns Twin authors blog about style, literature, fashion, food, music and art in ATL in efforts to shed light on their current location.
    • cheapskate chic Miss Woo, author, might actually get her style sense from MK Olsen or other boho chic queens.
    • Omiru Intelligent fashion writing wrapped in one of the most elegant designs in all of fashion blogging. Covers Men & Women. Low price points. Q&A & how-to’s. Very helpful
    • Second City Style Articluate, well informed and honest conetent about all aspects of style & fashion from the Windy City
    • StyleBakery Excellent guidance on individual items & trends. Great shopping resources. “Ask Alison” section very helpful
    • youlookfab What to wear and how to wear it. Angie has a smart design and straightforward message. One of the most helpful style sites on the web. Give her some love.
  • personal style

    • a wee bit skint We like miss hoax’s weekly take on stylish and fashionable things
    • Ask Fashion Kitty Smooth, friendly writing- covers topics like “clothes off my back”, local fashion, and clothing hangers. Personal fashion interests range from tube dresses to sophisticated pencil skirts and blouses
    • Bohemian Musings Isabelle, of Hamburg, documents her personal style – reminiscent of a little girl’s dream: florals, lace, and sweet, soft photos that seem dated in a good way.
    • Coquette The personal style diary of Natalie Zee Drieu covering everything from fashion to trends to fashion technology
    • Fashion Toast Rumi Neely opens our eyes to great looks and how to put things together in ways we never thought possible
    • FashionFillers Pretty girl/ Netherlands native, unnamed, makes you feel like you’re her bff- she takes her time & shares fun tid bits on social fashion, personal style & her self-made designs.
    • final fashion Danielle Meder, a Toronto fashion illustrator, writes about style and the fashion industry. Smart, funny, and always new & interesting.
    • iCiNG Gala Darling’s sexy and zany look at the stylish and fashionable things all aorund us. Quirky and fun!
    • Style Bubble Susie Bubble’s fiercely independent take on her own style and that of London
    • The Coveted We love Jennine Tamm. We love the name of her blog too. We love her sense of style and we love that she created Independent Fashion Bloggers
    • The Sartorialist Scott Schuman’s personal take on style he captures with his camera. An education.
  • shoes

    • Manolo’s Shoe Blog Irreverent take on all things glam & shoes. A fun read with nothing held back
    • shoe dish Sporting a new, fresh look, she stays focused and straightforward on her main topic: shoes
    • Shoewawa If shoes were celebrities, this would be the ‘Perezhilton’. Way fun.
  • handbags

    • Bag Bliss Posts often, informative, ‘categories and designers’ is organized in LH margin, widespread coverage of bag information
    • The Bag Lady From Shiny Media (creators of Catwalk Queen) – great for being on top of every bag as it’s introduced
    • The Bag Snob Exhaustive coverage & categorization. Commentary down to bag construction. Launching a “Snob” network w/ video. We can’t wait!
    • The Purse Blog Grand-daddy of them all. One of the best handbag resources on the net, with a very popular form. Megs shows you how to buy and wear every bag under the sun
  • beauty

    • Allure-Allure unnamed author’s writing varies from diary style entries to high fashion designer write ups
    • Blogdorf Goodman Simplistic,most posts are short and sweet, fun to read. Heavy cosmetics focus. No relation to the store.
  • jewelry & fragrance

    • The Jewelry Weblog There are not many jewelry blogs out there. This one is great for unique and innovative pieces
  • teen/college

    • College Fashion Tips for the stylish student. Smartly written and frequently updated
    • Teenfashionista Top of the teen fashion & style blogs. casey Lewis has a knack for writing, esp. to this audience..and she gets it.
  • general fashion

    • A Dress A Day Deep dress dish with a touch of personal. If you’re into all sorts of dresses, then you’re into this
    • Catwalk Queen Fashion news & celebrity style from the UK. The have a fun video segment too
    • Chic Stories Glam, Fashion News, Runways, Collections & Trends
    • Couture in the City Jacqueline stays ahead of the trends so you can. Great use of TheFind
    • DANCING HOLLY Holly Golightly lives in a whimsical, rock & roll world blogging about cool DIY fashion projects, her fave blogs, her fave clothes, and other free-spirited topics.
    • Discotheque Confusion Self proclaimed ‘scruffy Brit’ posts about random fashion insight and her fave things. Images are total eye candy, and we heart her ‘industry insider’ posts!
    • Fashion Directory We don’t know who she is, but ‘Stylish Girl’ provides consistent, well organized, and useful fashion commentary
    • Fashion Nation Dottie & Stephie do a remarkable job finding and reviewing great from accessories to beauty to fashion
    • Fashion Verbatim Toronto’s Adrian Corsin looks at the runway, fashion shows and everywhere in between. “What to wear now” is a standout feature.
    • Fashionista Covers the entire fashion food chain: celebs, trends, new designers, fashion shows and gossip. All with a sense of humor
    • Fashionologie Off beat fashion musings, great writing, interesting takes
    • Fashiontribes Fashion, Lifestyle & Beauty from Lesley Scott, one of the 1st bloggers in the biz. Great diversity covering finds, tips, exposés…you name it!
    • KRiSTOPHER DUKES Over-the-top Glamorous commentary on all things fashion. Frequently updated and always opinionated. A must Sub.
    • Style IT Sarah gives us fashion, pop culture, beauty and a bit of celebrity
    • The Budget Fashionista The award winning über-popular styleish finds of Kathryn Finney. She combines a great sense of style with an uncanny ability to sniff out a bargain
    • WhoWhatWearDaily Such a gorgeous design. They stick to a few things..perfectly. Awesome video. Ask a stylist and celeb style coverage
  • stylish moms

    • A Mom in Red High Heels Tammy is one of our favorite stylish mom bloggers. She is a perfect example of how to be a mom and have a wonderful sense of style.
  • social fashion

    • COCO’S TEA PARTY Coco, of London, chats about celeb style and a bit of pop culture. Love her hit/miss posts, which will entertain you for hours.
    • FABSUGAR Trendy & social with a celebrity bent. Huge membership and clean, well managed site
    • MyItThings User generated content covering Fashion, Lifestyle, Luxury, Green, and more. Very democratic and high quality. From the mind of the fabulous Yuli Ziv
    • polyvore The best site to create and experiment with looks on the web. Seriously easy to use. Tools to share, embed, etc. Lots of talent at work as well. Part of the style observer toolkit
    • ShopStyle Recently bought by Sugar, Inc., this site has great layout and organization. Create looks & browse others’. Now with a living and kids section
    • Style Feeder A personal shopping engine. Rate items. See who shares similar style. Track friends’ styles.
    • Stylehive More about community and sharing “finds”
    • StyleMob Personal style, indie feel. Driven by member pics/looks. No links to items. Popular with a younger crowd.
  • community/networks

    • Fashion @ Alltop A perfect resource to scan what’s been posted lately in all the top fashion sites. Totally handy!
    • Independent Fashion Bloggers a community of fabulous & independent voices run by someone we Covet, Jennine Tamm
    • Inside Fashion World A private network connecting people from all parts of the fashion industry
    • Posh Mama An online community of very involved women covering style, beauty, fitness, nutrition and much more
    • Smashing Darling The leader in Indie fashion resources. A place to shop, sell, source materials & collaborate.
    • The Fashion Spot High fashion with a little bit of community thrown in. Videos and fashion show coverage.
  • fashion mags/news

    • Allure Previews only of the mag. A few extra features like ‘Trends’ & ‘How-to’s’.
    • InStyle Celeb focused. Shopping powered by ShopStyle. Good trend section
    • Style.com (Vogue) Great coverage of fashion shows, designers and news. Celeb & event coverage. Online version of Vogue
  • stores/boutiques

    • LOVEMADDS A unique collection of handmade jewelry, which leans toward the bohemian spectrum of things
    • Max & Chloe wide variaety of Indie and mainstream jewelry designers. Their blog does nice features on these designers
    • shoptwigs Top shelf boutique run by Jen and Don Van Wart with a serious knack for finding great fashion and jewelry. Excellent customer service and value
  • shopping

    • SHEFINDS hand edited, trend spotting site that scours the web for great deals and “finds”