You know how looking at pictures of the way you dressed five years ago can really make you cringe? Our taste changes seasonally, yearly, and sometimes does a complete overhaul in just a few months. We fashion folk can be fickle that way.
The same can be said for the design of our sites. As we develop and grow – adding new widgets, advertising, a new header, re-formatting photos – it’s only natural that the template and design of our sites change and evolve.
From colors to fonts, headers and images, some of our favorite sites and most frequently visited blogs look dramatically different from their early days (and some look nearly the same).
Just like your mom with your embarrassing (or not) middle school yearbook, we dug up some vintage blog design screenshots. Lets take a look back at the evolution of some of popular blogs. Some have changed quite a bit since their inception (some dating back to 2006!), and some have remained relatively the same. (The old version will be on the top of the image, and the current look will be on the bottom.)
Refinery 29 has undergone more make-overs than almost any fashion site we know, and this is the oldest screenshot we could find, dating back to 2006!
Quite the evolution for Cupcakes and Cashmere, eh? We love her sleek new look.
It’s always been a simple, clean blog, but we love the new, bigger images on The Sartorialist.
Kelly has kept her blog consistently clean and simple, and maintained her branding through her heading.
Style Bubble looks totally different than it did back in 2009, but she never lost her love of color and pattern.
Since joining the Now Manifest network, Rumi’s blog has evolved quite a bit from it’s standard Blogspot template.
Go Fug Yourself has grown and expanded from a scrolling list of posts to a click-able treasure trove of celebrity style and hilarity.
(Garance’s blog has undergone only minor changes since it’s launch.)
(Fashionologie was an independent personal blog before it was acquired by FabSugar.)
Fashionista has had many different color iterations, but we sort of miss the black and white look.
Black and white or white and black, WWW has lost the graphic buttons and adopted a sleeker navigation bar.