Larissa Bruin is a stylist and blogger who showcases her personal style via the blog From Hats to Heels. The Amsterdam blogger charms and inspires fans from around the world with her chic trendy style and playful personality. My Fashion Wants conducted a by-email Q & A with Larissa. We asked her a handful of questions about fashion and blogging, and she was kind enough to humor us with some answers.
The look details→In the above photo Larissa is wearing a purple sequin jacket over a vintage maxi vest with black shorts and black lace-up Vagabond shoes. The picture is from her post titled “Sequins are never overrated”. In the post, written on the 17th of September 2014, she discusses her tendency to play it safe when it comes to her style and the urge she sometimes feels to upgrade her style to something more bold and colorful. Check out the post to see more pictures from this look and read Larissa’s thoughts.
The Q & A
Larissa wearing Frontrow Shop pants Vintage crop top Deezee heels Ana Mar clutch
What made you decide to start a fashion blog?
I started my blog in the time that current biggest bloggers just started to become famous. And I was like, I can do that too. I’ve always had a lot of clothes and I love writing, so with blogging I found a way to combine the two.
Has being a fashion blogger changed your life in any notable way?
Fashion blogging has made me even more aware of myself and my environment: about how I get inspired and how I love to inspire others. It really enriches my life to be in contact with so many creative people and see so many beautiful things.
What would you say are the key assets necessary to possess in order to succeed as a fashion blogger?
Courage, perseverance and authenticity
Is fashion blogging something you do as a profession or do you just do it for fun and personal expression?
It started as a hobby, but nowadays I am fortunate to say that it is not only personal expression anymore.
Larissa wearing a DIY crop top River Island jeans Vintage coat Mostwanted shoes Primark rings Bohemian Grunge bag
Are there any tips you might suggest to aspiring fashion bloggers for how to get great pictures for their blog?
Work with a good photographer and of course a good camera. And don’t feel ashamed to use photoshop, for lighting and hues may need some adjustments afterwards.
Larissa giving some fall 2014 essentials fashion tips via her youtube channel
Is there anything in your closet that you wear more often than you wear anything else?
At the moment, my maxi cardigans and maxi coats are worn almost daily.
Larissa wearing Ashanti Brazil playsuit Frontrow Shop coat Primark heels Mostwanted bag
How expensive would something have to be for you to pass on buying it because it costs too much money?
Nothing can be too expensive, as long as it is worth it. So that really depends from item to item.
Who are your favorite designers?
My favorites are: Balmain, Isabel Marant for accessories and Elie Saab. And I recently added Emilio Pucci to my list.