Saturday, 27 September 2014

8 Teenage Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

8 Teenage Fashion Bloggers You Should Know
If you are over 25, I urge you: PLEASE do not be put off by the title of this post. I've included teenage fashion bloggers in my fashion blogger series simply because I think that they, like 40+ bloggers, often feel excluded from certain parts of the blogging community simply on account of their age. However, a quick glance at these eight amazing blogs will hopefully prove to you that they deserve recognition in the blogosphere as much as any of us because they are incredibly stylish, hard working and produce excellent content, despite their lack of years on the planet.

What is so great about the teens I follow is that contrary to what what we think of the average teenager, these girls don't all dress the same - at all. The creativity shown on their blogs is incredible, and many of them are on a student budget which makes me admire them all the more (it's also quite refreshing to see faces devoid of heavy make up and sometimes completely bare faced.) I truly believe that readers of all ages would get inspiration from these girls - for example I think that my blogging friend Sacramento (50+) would love a lot of the outfits that Ellie (16) wears.

And finally - please don't think these girls can't write. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Some of the best writing out there has come from some of these teenage bloggers, putting many older bloggers to shame. They have so much to offer... I hope you agree.

Rosalind - Clothes Cameras and Coffee
Clothes, Cameras & Coffee (19)
Rosalind's photos are as wonderful and ethereal as her outfits: romantic, ladylike and from another time. She's heavily influenced by the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and writes the most fascinating prose to accompany her outfit posts. You'll get lost in her world, and love every minute of it.


Lily - Joli House
Joli House (16)
My good blogging friend Lily may only be 16 but she must be one of the hardest working bloggers out there: as well as writing her blog, she makes many of her own clothes, has a incredibly mature approach to her health and fitness and somehow found the time to get 10 A*s in her GCSEs this summer. Her style is fresh, youthful and wonderfully feminine, but with just a little bit of an edge. She also has a lot of intelligent things to say about blogging, life and finding her way in the world. One to watch.


Ellie - Strut in Her Style
Strut in Her Style (19)
I found Ellie's blog a month or two ago and it was one of those "wowww" moments when you find a new blogger whose style you love straight away. She nails every new trend going - including those oh-so-difficult-to-wear culottes - and has a great edginess to whatever she puts together. With a wonderful taste in prints and to-die-for colour palettes, she's my new favourite blog to pin to death. Catch her while she's still a teen - only four more weeks...!


Rose - Fashion Rhapsody
Fashion Rhapsody (17)
Rose is the perfect example of fashion on a budget: creative, inventive and totally unique. She studies fashion at college (it shows), and I love how she has that whole "thrown together beautifully" look going on. Her style is a little bit 70s vintage, a little bit bohemian; it's basically how I think I'd dress if I were 17 again and had those endless legs and a student budget.


Ellie - Rose and Vintage
Rose and Vintage (16)
I just love, love love, Ellie's style. The end. Seriously, though - she dresses in a way that makes me want to cut all ties with Asos and just shop in Beyond Retro and all the vintage stores I can get my hands on forever more. For someone so young she absolutely has her own sense of style - she knows what she likes and it's beautifully mismatched, kitsch and quite playful. As mentioned at the beginning she reminds me of a young Sacramento: all crazy prints, skirts and dresses and wild accessories.


Roisin - How to Survive as a Fashionable Teenager
How to Survive as a Fashionable Teenager (15)
I've had the pleasure of meeting Roisin [pronounced "Row-sheen"] when we sat next to each other at the Bath in Fashion Blogger Awards last year - she was only 13 at the time and I was amazed at how clued-up she was in all things blogging and fashion. With her stunning pre-Raphaelite hair and eclectic style, she deserves her place in my Top 8 not just for her style but for her writing. DO NOT miss Roisin's writing. You'll think you've stumbled upon the blog of someone who writes for Vogue, she's that good. So remember you read about her here first, and I'll leave you with one quote... I need say no more.

"While the world is battling with ill-fated history, the young, creative minds of the Western world are busy regramming Mean Girls quotes and writing think pieces on the cultural significance of Cher's Clueless outfits. We are constantly reminiscing the halcyon days when the measure of maturity wasn't positive credit rating, but simply owning a lava lamp." [more]

Tolmeia - Tolly Dolly Posh
Tolly Dolly Posh (14)
Tolmeia (Tolly) is a serious blogger... do not be fooled by her age. She's already collaborated with a brand to produce a range of socks and tights for girls, and her press/featured page is impressive for one so young. (Remember, Tavi Gevinson started her blog aged just 12.) Tolly wears just what a teen should be wearing but with no ties to the latest trend or "must have" item - it's just her own kooky, fun style. Oh, and follow her on Twitter @tollydollyposh too - she's got a lot of sensible stuff to say.

Camilla - Into the Fold
Into the Fold (18)
Probably the most streamlined, urban style of all my teen bloggers, Camilla oozes sophistication and sportswear chic in clean lines and an almost monochromatic palette. The photography is beautiful, and I love the contrast of her messy, blonde bob (she has her Scandinavian roots to thank for that) with her simple, sleek pieces. She is a classic example of how age shouldn't make a jot of difference to who you follow and whose style you appreciate.


I hope I've done my job in convincing everyone that age makes no difference when it comes to blogging - if you like someone, then like them. Whether you're 14 like Tolly or in your 80s like Daphne Selfe or Carmen Dell'Orefice, there's something to learn from everyone. I know I harp on about my age a bit when it comes to my own blog, but that's mostly to do with saying to others my age that it's okay to make an effort with your appearance, or write a blog. The same applies to teenagers.

What do you think of these amazing girls? Do share in the comments!
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  1. Coming to think of it, I do dress like a tennage,hahahhaha
    What age has to do with anything? You are so right, my dear friend
    Happy weekend.
    I will see you Monday Sharing your Style.
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    1. You dress how you want, Sacramento - which is the important thing!! x

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  2. Thank you so much for including me Catherine, and your lovely words too! I already a follow a couple on this list, but will check the others out pronto!
    lily x
    www.jolihouse.com

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    1. It was my pleasure, Lily - I'm glad you've found some others to follow! Thanks for letting me feature you x

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  3. I really appreciate that you've featured teens here (all the girls' blogs look amazing). As a teen blogger myself, it's pretty hard to find other teens because they're not recognized very often. So thank you very much! I've just found your blog and I'm already such a fan <3
    Stay dynamite. xo, Megan
    megankristineblog.com

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    1. You're right about them not being, Megan - I'm so glad to have featured them and that you like these ones! Thanks for your lovely comments, hun xx

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  4. What a lovely post, what a great idea to feature them!
    I need to check all of them out right away, I especially love Camilla's style!
    I hope to see more of this ;)

    Love, Alena | meet me stylish

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    1. Hard to believe Camilla is a teenager, isn't it Alena...?!! Thank you sweetie x

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  5. Oh to be young again! They are all fabulous and doing so well already. I've been following Rosalind from CCC for a while. She is amazing and so beautiful.

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    1. Another follower of Rosalind - yes she is wonderful, I've also been following her for a while!

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  6. Wow some very impressive gals, I wish I had half their style and confidence. I think we should realize inspiration can come from anywhere.

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    1. You're so right Linda - inspiration can come from anywhere, which is why I think the Sacramento-Ellie comparison had to be made!

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  7. I feel an inferiority complex settling in... O_o So many fashionable ladies!

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    1. Noooo, Keit!! ;)) I love you and your style just the way you are... but they are pretty fantastic, these girls - hard to believe they're in their teens!

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  8. Awesome! I know of Tolly and Joli but none of the others! I'll be sure to check them out- always impressed by other teen/tween bloggers :)

    http://life15juicy.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm so glad you've found some new ones, sweetie - I guarantee you'll love them! x

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  9. Great to see you recognizing teen bloggers such as myself... I already follow tolly, Ellie, and rose, but so glad to hear of others. I've constantly bookarked teen bloggers to check their Oates daily. Only downside is they're so busy, you'll never no when they post.
    xostylestalker.com

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    1. They definitely deserve the recognition, Nyah! Glad you've found some new ones to follow x

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  10. I get so excited whenever I see that you've put together a new post for your "Fashion Bloggers You Should Know" series, dearest Catherine...it's like having a wonderfully stylish friend introduce you to some of her other equally fabulous friends!! Like you said, you'd never guess that all these young ladies are still in their teens; the level of sophistication and self-confidence in the way they dress (and write!) puts many of us to shame!! Happy to add some "new blood" to my blog reading list!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

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    1. Monika I'm so glad you like them... they are so worthy of the praise and it frustrates me that they're dismissed a lot - their writing is so often really, really, REALLY good! x

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  12. Anyone of these young girls can be the next Anna Wintour. They are brilliant! Thank you for introducing them to us.

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    1. They're great, aren't they Liza?! Thanks so much x

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  13. I love these blogs and it's great that you've done this because I always love finding new blogs. Love your posts as well x

    www.whatttowearr.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. As a tween blogger I really enjoyed finding girls close to my age to follow! Thank you so much for the share!!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I have read this blog it's fabulous to choose fashion world blog here and i am exited to be more.

    www.jolihouse.com

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