Class of 2014: Meet The Top Bloggers of the Year
We’re having a school’s-out-for-summer moment right now, and in the spirit of that sentiment, we figured it’s the right time to reflect on some of our favorite bloggers of the past year. From the most enviable closet to the best selfies, read on to learn more about this year’s top bloggers and get a glimpse into their distinct styles.
The Blonde Salad
Most Enviable Closet: Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad
Ferragni’s wardrobe is seriously impressive and we love that she’s a risk-taker. She seems to have a different designer handbag on her arm on a daily basis, and that’s something we can get on board with. With a huge following, numerous collaborations, and a drool-worthy Instagram account, The Blonde Salad is here to stay. After all, her 3.3 million social followers can’t be wrong…
Peace Love Shea
Best Selfies: Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea
Marie’s selfie game is always on-point. Her lighting, poses, and filters are consistently perfect, and the fact that she also has big blue eyes, flowing blonde locks, and a perennially golden tan also doesn’t hurt. If she wrote a selfie book, we’d read it.
Song of Style
Most Likely To Be Wearing Heels At Any Given Moment: Aimee Song of Song Of Style
If we had to guess, we’d say that Song feels the most like herself in a pair of stilettos. She’s even been known to visit construction sites in heels (respect). Song shows us that even the most casual of outfits can suddenly become a completely different look, thanks to those extra four inches.
Sweetest Style: Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific
Eadie can pull off bow-adorned shoes, a full princess skirt, and a sweet headband all in the same outfit, without a touch of irony. She makes it work, and inspires us to get in touch with our feminine side more often.
Most Accessible: Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules
Part of the key to Sarinana’s success lies in her ability to take items that most fashion-loving girls already have in their closets, and put them together in a fresh new way. Her casual style is always effortless and enviable; it’s no wonder why they love her on Pinterest!
Cupcakes & Cashmere
Most Influential: Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere
It seems like everything Schuman touches turns to gold. Whenever she proclaims her love of an item on her blog, there’s a good chance it will sell out. It’s not surprising: her audience is huge, to the point that even girls who don’t typically follow fashion blogs are familiar with Schuman. The tone of her blog makes it feel like you’re getting advice from a trustworthy, stylish friend. We like to think of her as the young, cool Martha Stewart.
The Cool Girl: Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast
Neely has a certain je ne sais quoi about her. Her model-off-duty look meets California girl vibe is hard to replicate, but we’ll die trying. Until then, we’ll appreciate her unstudied style and her wardrobe’s chic, oft-neutral color palette.
Sea Of Shoes
Most Directional: Jane Aldridge of Sea Of Shoes
This flame-haired blogger’s willingness to try even the most daring trends is admirable. We’re convinced that she can make anything look cool and wearable, no matter how high fashion the outfit. Thanks to the way she embraces runway trends before they become mainstream, we’re proclaiming Aldridge the next Taylor Tomasi Hill.
Most Artistic: Kelly Framel of The Glamourai
Framel’s creative director mentality shines brightly on her blog, where you can peruse her own looks and shoots that she styles. Her photos are beautiful and her outfits worldly, which is exactly why we love browsing her blog when we need a little escape.
Ring My Bell
Most Effortless Style: Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell
We love Madekwe’s ability to mix high fashion with high street pieces, and dressier items with casual basics. It’s that juxtaposition that sets Madekwe’s style apart and makes her look so approachably cool. Another lesson learned from Madekwe: a red lip is almost always the perfect finishing touch.
What do you think of our top bloggers picks? Sound off in the comments!