We all know that typography is a huge part of design.
And when we’re working on our blog designs, we want something that speaks to our audience and draws their attention too.
Font trends come and go and that’s ok because it’s smart to keep our blog designs updated and fresh about every two to three years anyway. So if it’s about time for a redesign of your own, here are some great fonts you should consider for your new style guide!
Before you decide to download a bunch of individual fonts here though, you might want to consider getting the latest DesignCuts font bundle* which includes ## fonts, many of which fall under most of the categories below.
While the Design Cuts font bundle I mention in this post has expired, I have switched the links for those fonts to their individual purchase pages. You should still check out Design Cuts’ latest bundle* for a real steal!
Note: I should let you know that some links in this post (denoted by a *) are affiliate links which means that at no cost to you, I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase after clicking one. You can read my full disclosure here and I appreciate your support!
My Body Copy Font Suggestions
If you’ve read my Beginner’s Guide to Font Pairing, you’ll want to select a good serif or sans serif for your body copy and probably your headlines too, so let’s start with these.
Rounded Sans Serifs
Sans serif fonts are always a good choice for blog body copy because they’re easy on the eye and have a clean, modern feel. Sans serif fonts don’t have the little extenders or “feet” that stick off the ends of serif fonts.
A popular trend in sans serifs is those hairline-thin, or light weight, fonts, but I really like the nice friendly rounded ones for feminine designs. Here are some good choices:
Geometric Sans Serif Fonts in All Caps
Geometric and Grotesque fonts work great for headlines because they draw attention. Their uniform shapes and proportions make for great headlines that stand out. I’ve been seeing these type of fonts a lot on large hero images, landing pages, page titles, and more.
Here are a few good suggestions to start with:
For a more classy look, you can’t go wrong with a good slanted (i.e. italic) serif font paired with a bold sans serif. There have been some really great classic serifs that have been around forever but that I see in use a lot lately that I’d love to point out:
Didone fonts whose letters have high contrasts between stroke thicknesses are very popular in Fashion blogs and magazines because of their sophisticated appearance. A few of my faves:
For a classic feel with a slightly modern edge, go with a slab serif. Like serifs, slab serifs have extenders but with thick, square-ending strokes.
Here are some of my notable favorites:
My Display or Accent Font Suggestions
Now that you have your body copy font selected, it’s time to select an accent font if you wish. Accent fonts are entirely optional, but they do help to give your blog’s design a unique and more friendly and/or feminine feel.
I see people using display fonts for their headlines, but I think it’s too much. These are meant to be used as an accent so use them sparingly. Take a look at how I’ve used my script accent font, VeryBerry,* around this blog.
Here are the latest trends in accent fonts:
Watercolor Brush Scripts
We all know watercolor has been a popular trend for a while now in feminine design and I don’t see it going away any time soon. It’s just too timeless and beautiful. Everyday I see new watercolor brush fonts crop up, each one more gorgeous than the last! Feast your eyes on some of these:
Hand-Drawn + Hand-Brushed Scripts
The hand-lettered look is quintessentially feminine and also adds some character to your designs.
You could just get the The Handlettered Fontbox from Nicky Laatz and get 24 hand-lettered fonts plus 180 vector illustrations and 12 premade logo templates to make it easy. Lucky for you, this Fontbox plus 28 other fonts is available in the latest DesignCuts font bundle.* Yeah!
The DesignCuts font bundle* also includes these fab hand-lettered fonts:
Or if you only want one font, choose from one of the following:
Curvy Calligraphy Scripts
Calligraphy script fonts are slightly more polished as they don’t have the hand-drawn look. Neither is better, it’s all in what you prefer to say to your audience! Fonts have personality and you want to choose fonts that match the personality of your blog and business.
Hipster / Grunge Retro Fonts
Hipster or Grunge fonts have a tendency to be a little more masculine, but not these! These examples give a rustic, homegrown, hand-made feel to your designs. Most include script versions and if you use them with feminine colors, you’ve got a great combination!
Just check out these fab examples:
9 Feminine Font Trends for Bloggers in 2016
There you have it ladies! This is what’s happening in feminine design today. If your blog design has been feeling a little lacking, shake things up by trying out some new feminine font combinations.
And remember you can get a lot of the professional fonts from today’s list for a mere $29 in the DesignCuts bundle which ends this Monday!* If you wanted to buy a lot of these fonts on their own, you’d be looking at upwards of $1000, so no brainer right?
Anyways, this bundle ends on Monday night, August 22nd, so you don’t have much time! Ok, go on now and check them out* and let me know which fonts you end up with!
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