In today’s world, we have so many different online spaces fighting for our attention that it can be completely overwhelming. How are we supposed to choose just one, when so many of them are interesting in their own right? In most cases, these choices are fairly random for me, but when it comes to fashion inspiration, I find myself returning time and time again to one place in particular: Tumblr.
Although it might be considered old news in the scheme of social platforms, the seven-year-old microblogging site is my favourite place to peruse when I’m looking to freshen up my fashion perspective or simply re-inspire myself after a long workweek. Totally confused as to why? I’ve happily spelled it out for you below!
Scroll down to find out why Tumblr is still the best place for fashion inspiration online, and check out some of my favourite images from the site!
Rather than strictly displaying photos, videos, or text, Tumblr mixes them all together, allowing for a more diverse picture of what’s going on in fashion right now. This tends to be the best setup for sparking new and interesting ideas.
Unlike platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, which are all about the current moment, Tumblr is drowning in archival imagery and text that you’ve probably never seen before, which gets frequently “recycled” thanks to the reblog function.
Most social platforms today are focused on creating your personal brand, placing your identity front and center. Tumblr, however, is still largely anonymous, with most pages operating under vague themes or titles that can’t be easily traced back to a person. This allows for more personal freedom and experimentation, which tends to make for a more interesting feed.
In line with the previous point, Tumblr is less about creating a pristine image and more about experimentation. While we often like our individual Instagrams to look good together, too, many Tumblr pages operate in a more randomised way, with less emphasis placed on tight curation. This can help create unexpected connections you never would’ve thought of before.
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Do you still use Tumblr? Let us know why/why not in the comments!