8 Things Super Bloggers Do That We Wish We Could, Too

12 February 2015

I love spending time poring over blogs that belong to super bloggers. I don't only regard these fashion and lifestyle blogs as eye candy but as a source for inspiration as well. These women just seem to have it all together! Oh sure, sure, they're just normal human beings like the rest of us but it's hard not to notice how these admirable ladies are not only a step ahead of us mere mortal bloggers, but a hundred, a thousand few thousands steps ahead.

There are many lessons we could take away from studying their blogs and from studying them as bloggers but here are some of the things are worth noting from my daily trips to their site:

*Note: These images that were taken from their blogs have direct links to their respective post underneath the photo

They have the best blog design and layout
Even though all of their blogs' different design and layout reflect their unique personality, they all have some things in common: they're clean-cut, easy to navigate and beautiful to look at. Really, how is it that all of their blogs so effortlessly evoke a sense of glamour and elegance?


They seem to always find the coolest location/background for their photoshoot
Where I live, there really isn't that much fun option for a photoshoot backdropor is there?
Some bloggers have let it known that they scout for locations for their outfit photoshoots so not everything is about luck for these girls; they put in actual hard work into making their blog the best that it could be.

A cool, simple and structured dark grey wall is the perfect backdrop for Julie Sarinana's cool casual outfit

"Swallows", stylescrapbook.com
Not all of us live in Amsterdam like Andy Torres, where there are aplenty of kitschy bikes and picturesque narrow houses

A dreamy outfit on Nicole Warne made more magical when shot amongst the trees, accompanied by perfect golden lighting


They are an expert at mixing high-end with high-street
There's this rule in fashion that says it's tacky to wear a brand head-to-toe. These bloggers don't only comply with that rule; they even go way above it by cleverly mixing more affordable pieces into their whole outfit.

Betty Autier mixing Isabel Marant and Topshop

Andy Torres combining high-ends Dior sunglasses and Coach jumper with high-streets Zara coat and ASOS jeans


They can actually afford serious high-end
Many people wonder about what it is exactly bloggers do. The answer? The thing is, I don't think there is a definitive answer. These giant names in the blogging industry are unique and different from each other, making them mavens in different areas; as similar as they seem, no two bloggers do exactly the same thing. One thing for sure, these girls do earn some serious cash from their role as bloggers. Some of them will tell you that they don't earn as much money as we think they do, though, which could only mean two things: they have savvy shopping habits, and have a good eye for selecting the best high-end pieces to secure for their closet.

Chiara's ensemble comprised of Celine sunglasses, Cartier ring and Chanel double flap bag

Zanita's enviable ChloĆ© Drew bag


They don't just own high-end; they own the coolest of the high-end
Just like anyone who has earned their rightful place in the fashion industry, these women seem to have a knack for picking out the coolest of the cool from any brand.

Betty Autier's cool sunnies probably sending fashion lovers into a frenzied search for a knockoff

Andy Torres' incredible Coach piece that has the autograph of the famous American artist who designed the adorable print


They always have perfect hair and makeup
Most of these bloggers do get their hair and makeup done by pros from time to time but these super girls must do their own hair and makeup most of the times. I don't doubt that they put effort into taking care of their body and skin by eating healthy, working out and having a proper beauty routine, toojust like any of us should.

Emily Schuman sharing her how-to's to a pretty, no-fuss holiday makeup

Kristina Bazan, a luxury brands' favourite with those luscious locks and perfect makeup

Nicole Warne and her flawless skin


Their photo-taking and editing game are unbeatable
Sure, some of them have a real photographer following them around, unlike you and I who rely on a tripod or a disgruntled husband/boyfriend/friend/sister who feels coerced into photographing you. But, come to think of if, we're not all that different from them because they, too, have had their photos taken by their tripod/husband/boyfriend/friend/sister! It is however undeniable that these super bloggers (or the team they have commissioned) have extensive knowledge about photo-taking and plenty of handy editing tricks up their sleeve to make their photos stand out.

The aesthetic of Aimee Song's job as interior designer translates into her blog, which shows through photos like this

Nicole Warne defying the laws of gravity through the power of editing

Probably the first blogger to do so, Zanita Whittington has decided to share in-depth tips to get great edited photos

Posing in front of the camera comes naturally to them
They're not models, per say, but it won't be wrong to say they're modelling in their blog. Then again, you have to remember that these bloggers started out years ago and have had many, many practice; they're bound to learn the best poses to do and the right facial expressions to have when taking photos along the way. Some of them have shared with their readers how they cringe when they see photos of themselves from when they first started out so it is safe to say that even though they appear effortlessly cool and look natural in their photos now, it hasn't always been that way.



Who are your favourite super bloggers? My favourite supper bloggers can be compiled into a pretty long list: Le Blog De BettySincerely JulesStyle ScrapbookCupcakes & CashmereGary PepperKaytureSong of StyleThe Blonde Salad, and Zanita—and there's plenty more where that came from!
Do you have your own favourite set of super bloggers as well? What are the things that you have noticed from studying their blogs?

4 comments:

  1. Really interesting post and collation of images to explain your points. The funny thing about blogging is that it started out as a kind of movement, a 'real' movement of posting content in real time, it had a certain rawness to it, but as with anything that gains commercial interest, blogging/bloggers now look like models out of a high end glossy mag (whilst retaining that high street edge)...if there was one thing i cld pick from what these bloggers have, it would be a photographer, bloggers who have this are soooo lucky. There are so many times I've wanted pics of myself out and ab and I get a friend to do it but its just not the same, coz with a friend its been done as a favour so you dont want to come across as too narcissistic, anhyhoo....

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    1. Yes, you're right, some of these photos do appear as if they come straight out of a high end magazine - a little intimidating, and designed to make you question if your blogging ways can ever be good enough. At least, that's how I feel sometimes. But really, how is it that every single of this super blogger has the luck of having their own designated professional photographer?

      Do your friends usually agree to take your photos? If they do, how does it feel like, posing in front of your friends? None of my friends blog, so as much as I am close to them, I would actually feel pretty awkward posing in front of them. I've never even asked them to, come to think of it.

      I get what you're saying though; I'm guessing you always put extra effort into looking good when you're out with your friends? My friends and I are like that too, even though we've seen each other in jammies and messy hair. And yet it feels more intimate to have them behind the camera...

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  2. Really interesting post and great pictures. I do think that a lot of the stuff that top bloggers do are things we can all do to kick our blogs up a few notches. I happen to have a few friends who are professional photographers and my brother is a videographer so I can get great photos and editing done for the low. If you don't happen to have those kind of connections, reach out to students at a local college they need to build their ports and will usually work for free or close to it.

    I think the biggest difference between super bloggers and the rest of us is the amount of time they have to dedicate to their blog. Most hobby bloggers work 9-5 and most super bloggers work their blog like a 9-5.

    BTW I love your blog! Keep up the great work.

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    1. Maybe it's just me being my shy self but I can't imagine myself asking strangers to take my outfit photos. One of the many downsides of being an introvert, I suppose. But I do agree, your suggestion is an excellent one. Reaching out to photography students would probably be best as I'm sure they're always looking for opportunities to add to their portfolio. My little sister is actually a photography student so I guess I'm lucky enough as she does occasionally very patiently get behind the camera for me. Then again, it's always easier to ask my husband as we're around each other all the time.

      And you're right, super bloggers do earn through their blog, so they have the privilege to give it their full attention. We can all dream, right?

      Also, thank you so much for the compliment. I have some insecurities about my space here so it's always such a pleasure to hear someone saying something so nice about it <3

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