I actually love reading these type of posts, an insight into something that is not really talked about but is still ever so prominent. Today I’m talking about magazines – my favourites, why they’re moving online and why I still love reading them.
Now I know a lot of people turn to blogs for reviews, outfit inspiration and beauty advice – magazines have kind of taken a backseat. However there is totally a place for magazines, I definitely don’t buy less than I did 5 years ago, I just buy them for different reasons. Whilst I could sit down and spend an hour reading all the articles I now just flick through and get inspiration or read a few articles. Magazines have moved online to stay relevant to a world that has their phone practically attached to their arm (myself included unfortunately).
As much as I love looking at the fashion, most of the clothes are high end so I can only dream! If there is an outfit I really like I might just rip it out and see if I can find anything similar online (at a cheaper price). I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who just loves lusting over the pretty clothes!
My favourite magazine is probably Elle. I actually love this magazine and not just because it is great for blog photos (because I know I use magazines a lot in the backgrounds). There is always a High Street edit as well which is great; truth be told it isn’t really shops like Primark or Zara and it is still quite expensive but you still get the odd River Island piece that I’ll just fall in love with. They also have a really nice beauty section and I actually find myself taking tips from that as well. A lot of people take advice heavily from bloggers but some of the tips that magazines have are great and I wouldn’t count them out for looking for trends/advice. That said I still love Vogue for inspiration – I know the majority of the magazine is adverts but that doesn’t bother me! You can still get inspiration from it and there can be some really interesting interviews/articles. When I don’t have lots of time to sit down and read a book, I find myself just flicking through a magazine – because it isn’t just photos!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and I’d love to know your favourite magazine! Do you read more online now or do you still buy magazines?