Off-duty fashion is becoming incredibly popular, as seen by an increasing trend of actresses with fashion blogs. There are at least three paparazzi for every model or actress out in public, and if you are Kim Kardashian, there are probably one hundred camera-ready spectators following your every move. While I hate the thought of celebrities being swarmed by flashing lights, I can’t help but Pin their latest street style photos nonetheless.
Whether it’s because of their love for fashion or hatred of the paparazzi, there is a growing trend of fashionable celebs turning cameras on themselves. Fashion savvy actresses like Ashley Madekwe and Katie Cassidy have started blogs where they post off-duty style pics before anybody else gets to see 'em. On these blogs, you can see the actresses’ daily outfit posts, and get a glimpse into their glamorous and surprisingly normal worlds.
Unlike paparazzi photos that expose a celebrity in a deer-in-headlights kind of way, these blogs give you an intimate glimpse into the life of some of TV’s most fashionable stars. Kitty Wilde the head cheerleader in Glee, Nelly Yuki the token nerd in Gossip Girl, and Julie Taylor, the girl next door in Friday Night Lights, are just some of TV’s teen-friendly icons making waves with their fashion-focused blogs.
1. Ashley Madekwe: Ring My Bell
Ashley Madekwe, also known as Ashley Davenport in the soap-style drama Revenge, looks just as good off-screen as she does on. Her unexpected mix of ladylike pieces, with edgier accessories like leopard print sneakers or a leather moto jacket, makes for awesome outfit inspiration on her blog Ring My Bell.
2. Becca Tobin: June Moss
June Moss, named after Becca's two style icons — her Grammy June and Kate Moss — has a very California cool vibe. Her expert mix of high and low pieces makes it possible to recreate her outfit posts at home.
3. Aimeè Teegan And Yin Chang: Haute Hammer
Aimee Teegan from Friday Night Lights and Yin Chang from Gossip Girl teamed up to make their lifestyle fashion blog, Haute Hammer. While they have some great outfit posts, they also have some awesome recipes and DIY projects.
4. Katie Cassidy: Tomboy KC
Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy and friend Lynsey Eaton have started a personal style blog called Tomboy KC that follows their style journey. With outfit posts as well as their favorite picks for the season, this is a fashion-lovers must see blog.
5. Jamie Chung: What The Chung
Sin City star Jamie Chung's What the Chung blog is her creative outlet filled with outfit inspiration as well as restaurant recommendations. Her playful mix of prints and of-the-moment items will have you scrolling for hours.
6. Shay Mitchell: Amore & Vita
Pretty Little Liars is always whipping out awesome outfit inspo, so it's no surprise that Shay Mitchell has started a fashion blog Amore & Vita with friend Michaela Blaney. The two young women post their latest fashion inspirations as well as outfit posts, and they even have a shop where you can buy their blog's own t-shirt collection.
7. Olivia Palermo: OliviaPalermo.com
Olivia Palermo first hit the fashion scene in The Hills, and now her blog OliviaPalermo.com chronicles the latest happenings in the fashion industry as well as some impeccable personal style posts.