Summer Dress Look #2: Should we go with the flow or do our own thing?
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I’m excited to share 2 things with ya’ll today! First, this super cute and sexy maxi dress I found on Amazon from Shein! I actually kept running into the picture of it on social media and was always tempted to buy it because it looked so cute in pictures. After finding it in Amazon and reading reviews I decided to purchase it. It was only $15 and it fits amazing and felt so comfortable. The awesome thing about it is that you can casually dress it or get fancy and wear it out. The fabric is super strecthy, the only con to it was the length, it was very long! Luckily I know how to do small alterations but just in case you were wondering that’s the only con! You can wear it to the beach or even to a party! You can shop this dress below aaaaaaand with that being said I’m actually gonna attempt to talk about fashion. I feel that my blogs have focused a lot on life’s situations and whatnot, which is why I love blogging because I can do that through writing but today I’m gonna talk about something fashion related. The reason I actually chose this topic is because I was just thinking about it this morning. I realized that yesterday as I was going through my IG feed I noticed 3 different bloggers/influencers wearing almost the exact same item/outfit. I figured it was coincidence but then in my mind I asked myself the question “is it better to go with the flow so the audience gets influenced because they’re seeing repetitiveness or is it better to set yourself apart and bring to light other trends or items?”
So, what do you guys think? As an influencer I personally feel that with the following we have our duty is to bring about awareness and diversity through our posts and blogs. My approach towards it is to be different than the rest (not that everyone else is doing a bad job because they’re not! I’m always looking to see what I can learn from fellow bloggers/influencers) However, I feel that sticking to being yourself and providing real content from the heart will attract more people. I’ve noticed there’s a sort of leveling to the whole fashion blogging community and I assume it works the same way for any other blogging community as well. There’s a caliber for those that have the ultimate following which can range from 1m+-100k followers (these I believe are the ones that are influencing the masses including the smaller influencers and are at the peak where starting influencers aim to get to.) and then those that have less than 100k (these I believe are the ones that are more so known locally and are still influencing a great amount of individuals. Many smaller influencers look to this group for locations/fashion tips.) and then there’s those that are beginning that have less than 10k (which I fall into.) The smaller influencers are the future. We still attract and have exposure to people who may not even know or understand what or who an influencer is. We have the power of the future in us, we are trend setters and we can change the way our followers perceive the next generation of infleuncers/bloggers. We can test waters right now because we’re small enough to do so.
Why did I break it up into levels? Because that’s really what it comes down to, not to differentiate or isolate any group but everywhere and everything you do in life will always have levels. The main question though from the beginning was: Should we as smaller influencers copy off each other and other bigger influencers or do our own thing and find a way to stand out? What do you think? I’ve never found anything wrong in copying as long as it’s legal and not a design or copyrighted item that someone worked so hard for. I’m speaking more in terms of actions, trends and attitudes here… If I meet someone great that has had success in an area I want to have success in, I would want to copy what they’re doing because they’ve had proven success in that one area. So what do you think? Should we be unique and bold or go with the flow?
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