Melanie Pangilinan of Aetherlily offers a refreshing perspective on fashion not because it’s her job, but because she finds pleasure in it. Not only does she share her fresh and feminine looks, but she also offers amazing guides and reviews on places that she’s traveled to. She’s been featured in top magazines like NYLON and Cosmopolitan, and she’s also the recent winner of the NYFW edition of our Who Wore It Best Contest!
Continue scrolling to hear about her advice on blogging and what trends she’s loving for this season!
1. What made you want to start blogging?
I started blogging because despite not entering a career in the fashion industry, I loved styling outfits and wanted to express my passion. Blogging gave me that opportunity and now, I also like to share travel guides and tips with my readers based on my experiences.
2. How do you manage to stay inspired?
My inspiration does not come from a single individual in particular, but a multitude of creative individuals in the blogosphere, so I am constantly able to stay inspired.
3. What’s the hardest part about being a blogger?
I think the hardest part about being a blogger is finding time to update consistently. Blogging takes up a lot of time because I want to make sure I post quality content but because I am currently a full-time doctoral graduate student, it is difficult to work on blogging whenever I want.
4. Favorite place that you’ve visited?
My current favorite place that I have visited is Oia, Santorini in Greece. The town is all the way at the top of the cliffs and showcases the most amazing view I have ever seen of the white buildings, blue domes, sunset, caldera, and the Agean ocean. I would go back in a heartbeat if I had the chance.
5. What’s your go-to look?
My go-to look is definitely an off-duty comfortable look that involves a jumper, printed skirt or leggings, and ankle boots.
6. Who do you admire in the fashion industry?
I admire those with creative minds that bring us designs and street style trends. I can not name just one person because there are way too many people out there with such great talent in the fashion industry!
7. What are your must-have pieces for fall?
My must-have pieces for fall includes lots of sweaters, cute hats, suede shoes, leather bags, light jackets, and printed pants. You can see some of my picks in my ‘Fall Must-Haves’ collection!