My Top 5 Fashion Reads


Don’t get me wrong – I love a good beauty read – but you know, a girl gotta wear clothes and sometimes it’s nice to dip my toe into the world of style blogs. You’ll know by now that my wardrobe consists of the three main clothing groups: black, grey and denim, but that doesn’t mean I can’t feed off a more colourful palette. So with that in mind here are my top five fashion reads to turn a Sunday funday into a stylish Sunday…

Five Inch and Up – Sandra is just so cool (and yes I know that makes me really not cool saying that). Great photos, great hair, great shoes – what’s not to love? There’s a six part footwear collaboration with River Island in the pipeline and I’m fully prepared to wait in line for the pointy toed mules that have been leaked. Race you to the front…

Style Drifter – with an extreme love for grey marl I feel like Teresa and I would get on like a house on fire. A full-time stylist, whether she’s rocking denim cut offs with trainers or an evening gown with heels that I would absolutely not be able to walk in, I want it all. And I’m telling you that girl knows how to rock a good short. She’s not only my fashion inspo, but my fitness too. Check out her Instagram for daily nudges to get your ass moving.

Style By Kling – every time I go to the hairdressers, it’s with a picture of Elin in one hand and a mind pondering whether the bleach the absolute bejesus out of my locks. When I grow up I’d like to be Elin please? I don’t think Scandi/New York neutral palette designer chic gets much better than this? If anyone knows how to make a plain grey t-shirt look effortless cool then it’s Elin. You get the gist. I’ve been following her site for yonks and it’s still one I come back to time and time again to scroll through her latest outfits and work out what I can piece together from my wardrobe to perform a lame imitation.

Man Repeller – Leandra and co not only provide a daily bout of laugh-inducing copy, they also provide my source of fashion education. The other day while watching Pointless over my Dad’s shoulder I correctly identified a picture of Marc Jacobs and I’m thanking Leandra for that knowledge (it had a score of 1 – so close). This differs from my other reads in the fact that there’s a bit of colour here and there, making it my go-to choice when I’m not feeling like throwing on my all-black uniform that day.

Frills and Feathers – this is the most recent addition to my reading list and one I actually discovered one day while perusing the Instagram ‘Explore’ page. Up popped this picture and two seconds later the follow button had been pressed (and that watch screen grabbed and sent to Mark as an addition to my birthday list). Victoria posts a mix of lifestyle, OOTD’s and shopping edits, but it’s her Instagram that wets my style whistle the most. A constant stream of visuals to fuel my love for black, grey and denim. My favourite.


  • Clementine Buttercup

    Fashion blogs have totally transformed my wardrobe. It’s meant that I haven’t had to by many clothes, just style them differently. I rely on WhoWhatWear for introducing me to new fashion blogs.

  • They all sound so lovely, I’ll have to have a read of them all! x


  • I always looove finding new blogs to read!


  • Great list! I’ll be spending a bit of time reading these now…

    -Dar |

  • Avanti

    Love these style blogs. I have a tonne of favourites but one that you should seriously check out (besides mine!) is Harper and Harley. She has the perfect monochrome wardrobe and all her outfits have a very chic but casual vibe. Could not recommended her blog more.


  • Kathryn

    Hi Anna, I think you’d also love Blame It On Fashion – a blog by a Danish stylist living in London. Her style is impeccable and I’ve discovered some amazing and affordable Scandi brands through her. It’s one of those blogs you end up reading back through the archive! Enjoy 🙂

  • Sometimes Black and White clothes are very stylish! 🙂

    By the way, you look great because you always wear those lovely kind smile on your face! 😉

  • I’m definitely going to have a look through these! x


  • Lux Veritatis

    I’m instantly in love with Five Inch Up! Amazing!
    I’m also new to this world of blogging, so it would mean a lot to me if anyone checked my blog and followed?Thanks:)

  • I love 5 inch and up!! Its such a good blog!! 🙂

  • Will definitely take a look at some of these! 🙂

  • Beauty by Eimear

    Thanks for the recommendations! Love finding new blogs to have a browse!

    Beauty by Eimear

  • alice bea ☮

    ok will give these blogs a look!

  • Johanna

    Well hello sexy legs! 😉

  • Daniella




  • Thank you for sharing, I love finding new blogs! As much as I love beauty I have to agree, some outfit-envy is always fun.

  • I love the man repeller too! So funny!

  • “wets my style whistle” I love you writing style! You always have the most unique ways of saying things 😉 But I have to admit that did take me a while to get, haha 😉

  • emily couture

    will have to check some of these blogs out 🙂

    emily xx

  • Oh, few of them are new for me and I love them! Thanks for sharing these tips!

  • Love 5 Inch and Up, and Stockholm Streetstyle is great too for inspiration 🙂
    Lauren x

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  • Chantal

    I’m definitely going to check out these sites. 🙂 x

  • Margery Ho
  • Thanks for the post!! I’m so going to save this to check the sites out xo

  • This is just what I needed. hehe As much as I love reading beauty blogs, sometimes diving into the world of fashion and style can be very insightful for me, as its not really my forte, and I always need help with styling certain pieces that I buy impulsively. I will be checking all of the blogs listed here. And can I just mention it again, I LOVE THE WAY YOU WRITE!! “wets my style whistles” *swooned* hahaah Have a good day Anna <3

    Debasree // All She Needs

  • You just got me addicted to them, girl! 😀

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  • Aww Anna I loved this! You’re right, Sandra is way too cool, I’m excited to start following her. Thanks for sharing these lovely and creative gals with us!

  • I love Sandra’s blog! I’ve been following her for years, her pictures are so breathtaking! and I agree, her shoes are just amazing!

    Sophia |

  • i cant wait to check all these out!! thank you for sharing!!

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  • Love finding new reads! thanks for sharing Anna, just clicked a few more follow buttons on insta haha x

  • Carina Stewart

    Definitely going to check out these blogs! Love finding new ones to read 🙂
    Carina |

  • man repeller is the! i’m definitely going to check out these other blogs

  • Anu

    Man repeller is just genius. She is a writer and I love her.

  • Judith

    Thanks for sharing with us Vivianna. I didn’t know anyone of this talented women!
    I have to say that Elin blog caught my eyes, love it!

  • Ellese Launer

    Great suggestions! I will have to check them out!



  • Man Repeller is one of my favorite sites too!

    Magee /

  • Thanks for the suggestions Anna, will be checking these out! x

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  • Emma and Emily

    I will be looking at these asap!

  • Candidly Catrin

    I love this blog post Anna! I have recently had a hugeee beauty obsessed month and today was the day I started thinking about shoes and dresses and I just cannot stop thinking about fashion! So excited to add these to my daily blog reads 🙂 xo

  • Ella

    Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve actually fallen in love with a bunch of new-to-me beauty blogs this past month. It’s always great to find new inspiration!

  • Great selections, would love if you could check out my fashion blog too! x

    Joanne // Fashion Polaroids

  • Irene Kam

    I clicked for the legs 😀

  • Kim O

    I don’t think the Style Drifter blog is up anymore. Unless I’m the only one having problems?

    • Teresa Karpinska

      All the hits made my site crash lol, fixing it as we speak / Teresa (style drifter).

  • Great post Anna ( and legs too :D) I have a tiny blog that I have neglected for a long time and just came back to….mmmmm I would love if you come visit

  • Lauren

    Great post, thank you! x