Ah, fashion! Who doesn’t want to look their best and be up to date with what’s hot this year? Many people certainly do, and the fashion industry is booming like never before. And although formal wear is almost non-existent now, being reserved only for black-tie events and strict corporate meetings, there is still a plethora of ways and opportunities for one to display both high and common fashion in everyday life.
If you’re not high-placed in the world of fashion, like most people aren’t, then there’s a great chance you are missing a lot of great stuff that is happening. Sometimes you don’t have the right sources, sometimes enough money, other times enough energy to tackle all the new trends. But hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to overcome those obstacles and get trendy in 2021.
What’s Hot This Season?
Every year and every season brings about new ideas and challenges for fashion designers. Some of them are brilliant, some of them not so much, but all in all, they make the headlines and people want to see and wear their creations. The problem with this, of course, is that keeping track of the ever-changing trends is very difficult unless you dedicate a large chunk of your spare time only to that. Some people are content with digest versions of what’s new, but others are not.
Apart from fashion magazines that will cover the highlights, one can look at specialized TV shows to get a sense of what’s going on, but probably the best thing a fashion fan can do is follow their stars on social media. This relatively new form of media has become the perfect place to get inside info on the world’s top-class fashion scene. Designers, models, and fashion stars all have profiles on some platform and regularly post pictures and videos of what they’re doing. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.
How to Shop
On the topic of actually shopping for clothes, there are several issues. For starters, where do you go, what stores keep the best brands? After that, how much does it cost, how will you manage to pay for remaining trendy? Not fashion-related questions per se but important nonetheless.
Brands stores are great, as you can see, to feel and try out a huge variety of different clothes yourself. But the internet is where the real deal is at. Shopping online gives you practically a limitless number of options to choose from and you can even score great deals there. You can follow this link to find out how discounts can make a world of difference in clothes shopping. You might want to visit a tailor to get a piece to better fit you afterward, but with careful selection, you might just end up with the perfect size.
Going Through the Cabinet First
If you’re going shopping anyway, maybe just for the thrill of it, make sure you don’t buy something you already have. Old and worn-out clothing should be replaced (maybe with newer worn-out clothing?), but if you already have a full wardrobe, there is no point in duplicating an already existing piece. Instead, get acquainted with your inventory before you go to the store to get something fresh.
When a wardrobe is neatly organized it is much easier to know what you have and what pieces are missing. Going by the color, you can place everything so that it forms a neat palette, giving you the range of what you can wear and compare. Contrasting and complementary colors are all needed in a well-thought-out cabinet, the same going with patterns and accessories.
It will definitely sometimes happen that you end up with a new piece that is extremely similar to an old one. In that case – best gift or recycle the old piece, as keeping it around will only make the wardrobe more confusing than it needs to be, not to mention more crowded.
Ask For Advice
Sometimes choosing what fits you best isn’t as easy as you first thought it would be. What looks great on a model on the catwalk or the mannequin in the store maybe won’t look best on you. It depends on the cut of the fabric, what the lighting is like, and, after all, how well they fit your general appearance. But judging this on your own may prove more difficult than you can imagine.
Having a friend come with you to a try-out will help tremendously. So instead of walking around as a naked emperor while everyone around cheers your clothing, make sure that you have an honest and critical-thinking advisor to make remarks on your new fashion items. Those designer pieces may be in style this year, but that doesn’t mean they will automatically suit you.
Be On the Lookout
Paying attention to what other people are wearing can give you great insight into the real world of fashion that surrounds you. High up on the catwalk we frequently see something more of an art form than practical fashion but looking at storefronts and what trendy people wear on the streets and in shopping malls can give you inspiration for what to wear next.
Others who are into fashion will draw their inspiration for the day’s outfit from the same pool of sources as you would. If you live in a smaller community chances are that all of you are looking at the same stores and buying the same fashion magazines. Large cities have the problem of too much choice, but that is another thing entirely.
After all that time spent choosing, buying, fitting, and storing new fashion pieces – the most important thing to remember is to wear them, especially while they are still trendy. Sure, some are valuable collector pieces, others are just pure evergreen, but all of them look best when on a live model and are displayed in the real world for people to enjoy, both as viewer and owner.
The fashion industry is incredibly dynamic and exciting to follow. And if you want to look your best, there’s no going around it – you’ll have to keep track of the various trends that are happening and try to fit in as best as you can.
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