Seattle-Based Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

Black and White with Esther | © James / Flickr
Black and White with Esther | © James / Flickr
Photo of Jacklyn Grambush
25 January 2018

With the infamous Birkenstocks and socks look, it’s pretty easy to argue that Seattleites could use some help in the fashion area. If you’re in need of some direction about the best in beauty and style in Seattle, or if you just like looking at pretty pictures, these are the bloggers to keep on your radar.

Dana Landon

Dana Landon’s ‘It’s My Darlin’ blog offers information on style, travel, and recipes. As far as that first category, Landon captures “Seattle street style fashion”: from chic to unique to stereotypically Seattle. Most models are not smiling and Landon brings attention to the photo location, as if the city were an accessory itself.

On the blog: Ken and Xtine outside of @bigmarios on Capitol Hill

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Meet Mollie Ruiz-Hopper, one of the best known, Seattle-based fashion bloggers. Born on Whidbey Island, she eventually made her way to Seattle (including a detour through Mexico). On her blog, you’ll find everything from fashion to beauty and lifestyle. She shares her opinions, her outfits, and, of course, where to find all the pretty clothes! She describes her style as “classic, feminine, colorful“.

Alix Rose

Creating the blog to share her love of fashion and of Seattle, Rose discusses all the trends and styles that come her way – never forgetting to include red lipstick. Her blog also has information about Collective Sway, a community for Northwest creatives.


Jenn Haskins’ blog focuses on Seattle style and beauty – on a budget. She believes that Northwest style is about comfort and weather flexibility (#RainyCity). On top of wallet-friendly fashion tips, her blog discusses life in general and her dog, the blog’s namesake, Rigby.

Black White and Brunette

Based on her blog and Instagram, Maddie Haisch seems to not only wear black and white outfits exclusively, but to have made it a lifestyle. And, for how simple that is, it’s impressively stylish. This is where to go when you want to know how to make your outfit stand out, minus any pop of color.

AikA’s Love Closet

Originally from Japan, AikA is a Seattle-based fashion blogger who focuses on versatile yet unique style. Inclusive and passionate, her desire to inspire is infectious. Including tips, tricks, and where to buy, this blog will especially appeal to those who are petite like AikA.

Style Miss Molly

Not so petite? Confidence in feminine, edgy style drives Molly Clifton, a 5’9″ kindergarten teacher, to share her fashion on Style Miss Molly. That’s right, she’s a teacher, so you know her blog will have tons of ideas on timeless pieces, mixing-and-matching, and other ways to look chic on a budget.

Fresh Jess

Started in 2008 by Jess Estrada Boysen, Fresh Jess is a blog about Seattle, life, love, style, and travel. Her style section covers everything from neon to sweatpants to wedding makeup. While working as a digital media manager for the Bezos Family Foundation, her blog has taken off, earning her features in publications from the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine to Teen Vogue.

Pumps and Plaid

It’s possible there could not be a more fitting blog title for Seattle style than Brittany Streissguth’s Pumps and Plaid. Despite her travels, Streissguth keeps returning to the Pacific Northwest: for the rain, for the mountains, for the plaid. Follow this blog to read and see passion for Seattle and style – and maybe to find some inspiration yourself.

Hey Pretty Thing

A Hong Kong transplant, Carolyn Yuen Marino is a full-time English teacher in Seattle who offers us Hey Pretty Thing: a blog about outfits, beauty, travel, as well as food and drink. Merging her love for multiple cultures, languages, and social justice, she shares her perspective online and in the classroom. Don’t be fooled though: she has absolutely embraced Seattle. Just check out those Birks!

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