I was lucky enough to interview the lovely Your Style Secrets (Twitter - @yss_magazine) and this is what they had to say.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I’ve always had an interest in fashion from a young age. I used to read a lot of fashion magazines, and when reading these magazines I realised there are a lot of pictures and not a lot of writing or opinions. Therefore, with many of my friends regularly asking where I got my clothes and my interest in writing and expressing my opinion, I decided to start blogging.
Where do you find your inspiration for your posts?
I find my inspiration from what I see people wearing on a day-to-day basis and what celebrities are pictured in and then think how I can make this relatable for my readers. I also get inspiration from many of my friends who wear designer clothes, and I try to find similar clothes at affordable prices as not everybody has a lot of money to spend. Typically these posts are what I call either “Celebs Wear The Highstreet” & “Who, What, Wear”.
If a newbie blogger was to ask for bits of advice what would you tell them?
A bit of advice I’d give a newbie blogger would be to be patient, and this is something I am coming to terms with myself, we all want quick success but things don’t happen over night. Another tip I would give is, it’s not about the amount of viewers you have but the quality of your posts and whether the people who do see it keep coming back. Additionally try to find out what your readers like.
What would you tell your younger self?
I’d say have fun while you’re young, but pay attention in class, it will pay off later in life.
What's your 3 top, high street fashion stores?
My top high street fashion stores would be:
· Pull & Bear
If time and money allowed what would you change on your blog?
If time and money allowed, I would invest in recruiting writers for my blog so that they can not only gain skills but be paid for it too. Also I would try to branch out doing fashion shows and blogging about up and coming designers.
Where do you see your blog at the end of 2015?
To be honest I haven’t really envisaged where I see my blog at the end of 2015. But I hope I’ll still be enjoying it as much as I am now and I hope the same for my readers too.
When you struggle for inspiration what do you do?
When I struggle for inspiration I usually go out to clear my head and typically I come across somebody’s style that I like on the highstreet, or I tend to look at other bloggers to see what they’re writing about, so it’s a mixture of the both.
Random . . . What's your favorite treat?
My favourite treat most definitely has to be Haagen Daz cookies and cream ice cream, which you will see my love for throughout some of my post particularly my post when I visited Paris.