4 Fashion Bloggers You Need to Follow

Nowadays, becoming an “influencer” is easier than ever. In my opinion, if you have any sort of social media account with any amount of followers, you are able to have an influence on others. Whether your followers are your friends or your strangers, what you put out onto the internet will have an effect on other people!
I’ve been religiously reading fashion blogs for as long as I could remember, but today I’m going to be talking about some fashion bloggers who seamlessly tie in the aspect of feminism and politics into their blogs.

1. JooJoo Azad

 

joojooazadCREDIT: JOOJOO AZAD

When I found Hoda Katebi’s blog, I think my jaw dropped and I proceeded to binge-read all of her posts. I had just learned about ethical fashion and came across her “BOYCOTT LIST” (stores that violate international human rights and labor laws, utilize child labor, and/or immense environmental destruction — with no plans of changing).

The blog claims to be a “radical anti-capitalist, intersectional feminist, and body-positive activist fashion blog”, focusing on promoting minimalism and body-positivity. Basically everything we strive to be. They do an amazing job at blending politics and fashion and talking about topics that may be controversial, but need to be addressed.

CREDIT: JOOJOO AZAD

The fashion aspect of the blog is interesting as well because they style outfits, create lists of amazing ethical stores to support (click here, here, and here), but are also able to blend in the more political aspect of fashion. For example, they write a lot about companies who are unethical, the story behind the creation of clothing, how to reduce the size of your closet!

CREDIT: JOOJOO AZAD

Seriously, if I haven’t convinced you enough, go take a look at the blog and let me know what you think!

Here are a few of my favorite posts:
– How H&M Erases War Crimes in Israel Marketing Campaign
– Please Keep Your American Flags Off My Hijab
Why Donating Your Clothes is Utterly Destructive

2. Politics & Fashion

Focusing specifically on politics and fashion, Tashira strongly enforces the combination of art, fashion, and social justice through her blog.

I realized my love for my people and a bomb red lipstick weren’t mutually exclusive. I can be fly and woke. I can love lipstick and liberation

She talks about white supremacy, womanhood, and current events but also shows you styling tips, outfit ideas, and the newest trends. She really is able to tie in both of her passions, so I love reading her posts because I love both topics.
Screen Shot 2017-10-05 at 1.22.49 AM.pngCREDIT: POLITICS & FASHION

A fashion post that she made that shined a light on fashion and it’s impact on the environment was called, Four Ways to Become a Fashion Revolutionary and she talks about the importance of knowing where our clothes come from. With fast fashion in full blast, it’s never really something we think about, but it is important!
I love that Tashira ties in the importance of self-appreciation and love because it’s often something that we forget about.

Here are a few of my favorite posts:
– 10 Ways to Treat Yourself Without Spending Money
– 5 Takeaways for Black Women from the 2016 Election
How Do We Survive White Supremacy?

3. Beauty and the Muse

Leah Vernon’s blog, Beauty and the Muse, focuses on “spreading style and self-love to underrepresented groups.” She not only tries to show real and authentic beauty in her social media, but she also focuses on issues that currently take place in our society. Touching on body positivity and the importance of self-care and love, Leah Vernon’s blog is a must-read for everyone! Yeah, even you!!

CREDIT: BEAUTY & THE MUSE

I love how the blog is personal but still written in a way that makes it relatable for the readers. Drawing from personal stories and situations, Leah addresses topics like mental illness, bullying, and individuality. If you’re ever needing a quick but thought-provoking read, check out Beauty and the Muse!

Here are a few of my favorite posts:
Body Image: How to Get Over It
A Look Into How We View Mental Illness
– I Used To Get Bullied For Dressing Different
– The Pitfalls of Being on Social Media and Other Inadequacies

4. The Style Rookie & Rookie

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The Style Rookie is a blog written by Tavi Gevinson, who you may now from Rookie, an online magazine and book series. She doesn’t update The Style Rookie as often now, but Rookie is still alive and thrivin! Rookie is a beautiful space with writings, photos, and artwork that are created by teens. There is a new theme every month that people can contribute to as well. Some examples of the themes that they have are human nature, desire, and intuition. There are over 70 themes, so there’s bound to be a month that you’re passionate about.

Among the themes, some of the categories they talk about include beauty, fiction, poetry, books, “live through this”, friendship, “you asked it”, and music.

Here are a few of my favorite posts:
Let Yourself Feel It
Beneath the Skies
– Friends With Prejudice


Before you say it- I know!! This list is way too short. Unfortunately, I don’t follow or know of many fashion bloggers who proudly speak about feminism and politics. I’m always looking for more blogs to follow so if you have any suggestions, please comment them below 🙂

 

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