How to Become a Fashion Blogger | Expert Advice from Carly Heitlinger
Carly Heitlinger is a fashion blogger handing out fashion and design tips daily on her site, The College Prepster. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Carly started blogging as a freshman at Georgetown University where she was also on the men’s heavyweight rowing team and majored in marketing. After graduation, she moved to New York City with her puppy, Teddy, where she continues to write. She’s the author of the Nook book The Freshman 50, and labels herself as quirky, a type A, and a workaholic.
We sat down with Carly for an interview where she explained her educational background and everything she loves about fashion
Becoming a Fashion Blogger
What is the best advice you could give someone looking to get a start in fashion blogging?
Do it with the right intentions for the right reasons. (That is to say, blog because you love to blog, not because you expect your blog to provide any kind of return.)
What is the most exciting factor about your profession?
It changes literally every day. You never know if there’s a new “it” platform or if a favorite will release a new feature. It keeps things exciting because you always have to be on your toes and flexible!
Views on the Fashion Industry
What do you believe is the most important thing to remember about fashion?
It’s all about the individual. I don’t think there’s ever a right or wrong way to do it, as long as you’re being true to yourself!
Is there anything you wish you knew when you first started in fashion ?
It’s not the “friendliest” industry, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be friendly. Most of the time, if you act a certain way, you’ll get the same emotion reciprocated.