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Best Charlotte Fashion Blogs

November 19, 2013 7:00 AM

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(Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images for TEEN VOGUE)

(Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images for TEEN VOGUE)

Charlotte’s burgeoning fashion scene includes a growing tribe of fashion bloggers who help readers keep up with the latest trends and hottest styles. These bloggers range from fashion lovers and self-declared “shoe addicts” sharing pictures of themselves (called “selfies” in the blogging world) in fitting rooms to professional blogs developed by wardrobe stylists who make it a point to keep current with the latest trends. Browse our list to discover the most influential fashion bloggers currently based in Charlotte. Each has a distinctive voice and a unique sense of style to share.
B Soup
Bethany Diffey
www.bsoup.blogspot.com

One of Charlotte’s top fashionistas, Bethany is a frequent contributor to the Lucky Magazine website and appears as a guest blogger on many fashion blogs. Her personal look blends patterns and plaids, florals and stripes, bright colors and soft pastels into one-of-a-kind outfits infused with her own sense of glamour. On her B Soup blog, Bethany shares professional-quality close-ups of herself modeling her distinctive outfits, and alerts her readers of sales on fashion websites and new products to try. Other blog entries detail DIY projects you can use to beautify your life. Bethany travels frequently to New York to attend Fashion Week and other events, shop the stores and eat at the trendiest restaurants, and shares the fun with her readers.Related: Best Boutiques In Charlotte

Blitz And Glam
Tamara Marbury
www.blitzandglam.com

Tamara’s Blitz and Glam is a blog with a difference, combining her interests in both fashion and football. An Alabama girl who cheers for the Saints (sorry Panthers) and a lawyer specializing in sports law, she currently lives in Charlotte. Her personal style pairs classic separates, many from familiar stores such as the Gap, Target and Marshalls, with trendy accessories. On her blog, she shares many outfits that feature team logo attire, suitable for game day and the parties (and travel) before or after, as well as fashion profiles and interviews with the wives and girlfriends of NFL players. Named one of the city’s 25 Most Stylish by Charlotte Style Magazine, Tamara is a Marshalls Project Fab blogger and reviews new products as a Glamour Magazine Ambassador. Readers of CBS Charlotte recently nominated Blitz and Glam as a finalist in both the Most Valuable and Best Sports Blog categories.
[my] style files
Catherine Horgan
www.closetofstyle.com

A professional stylist with work featured in popular magazines and blogs, Catherine Horgan also styles TV and photo shoots, including a recent feature in People magazine featuring singer Chris Daughtry. In her own blog, [my] style files, she shares fashion tips, seasonal style forecasts, the latest from top fashion designers and updates on New York Fashion Week and other style events. In addition, her blog posts include reviews of new fashion accessories, makeup and beauty products, hair styling trends and skin care innovations.Related: Ask a Charlotte Expert: Tips For College Style Essentials

The Non-Blog
Erica Hanks
www.theericahanks.com

Selected as one of the 25 Most Stylish in the city by Charlotte Style and named one of 2013’s Women to Watch by the glossy SouthPark Magazine, Erica occupies the front ranks of the Charlotte fashion scene. A full-time wardrobe stylist whose credits include corporate campaigns, local TV segments and magazine layouts, she is also one of the founders of Front Row Charlotte, presenting a fresh take on runway events with shows that feature local boutiques and designers. On her “non-blog,” expect to find fashion forecasting, reports on designer shows in New York City and beyond, trends you should follow and must-have items to add to your wardrobe. Erica produces a professionally written web-log, with plenty of great fashion advice, free of the “selfies” that fill many blogs.
The Queen City Style
Whitley Adkins Hamlin
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Whitley, a mother of two, turned a lifelong passion for fashion into one of Charlotte’s most popular fashion blogs. The Queen City Style received Charlotte Magazine’s endorsement as the Best Local Blog in its 2012 Best of the Best awards. Tailoring her blog posts to her Charlotte audience, Whitley shares professional-quality images taken at the shoots she styles for magazines, local businesses and charities. Many of her outfits feature wonderful vintage items Whitley inherited from her grandmother and great-grandmother, her “style icons,” and her blog features black and white family snapshots from the past. Readers of The Queen City Style can count on an entertaining look at local boutiques, consignment shops and sales, interspersed with colorful fashion photography taken in local settings.

With 15 years of experience covering restaurants in Charlotte and the Carolinas, and two regional guidebooks under her belt, Renee Wright examines the dining scene with enthusiasm plus a deep knowledge of food trends and outstanding local eating ops. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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