You might think that the best places to get your fashion inspiration are from the well-spring of fashion design – from newly revealed fashion collections, from the catwalk, perhaps from the movie, TV and music stars who debut collections on the red carpets. It can be great fun for people interested in fashion to follow these things, but for ordinary women, living in the real world, it is better to be a little more down to earth when you seek out your own fashion inspiration. You don’t have to copy the stars to be one! Here are some suggestions for places to look to be inspired:
Your Own Wardrobe
It may sound odd to say that your own wardrobe can inspire you but it is true. Taking a look through the clothes you have loved, and those that have perhaps not worked so well for you, you can begin to hone your own unique sense of what suits you and what does not. You can see your way forward more clearly when you look where you have been.
The High Street
Sometimes, simply watching the world go by can help you to hone your fashion sense and create your own personal fashion look. You may privately hate nine out of ten of the outfits you see other women wearing but if you think not just what they have done wrong but also why it is wrong – you might begin to see how you might put it right and that can only help you with your own style.
Friends and Family
Again, what not to do can be as important as what to do, so even if most of your friends and family are not the epitome of chic style, you can still learn a lot from each other. If your friend wears an outfit that you love, simply look at it and analyse why it looks so good on her. Would it look as good on you? If not, why not? How might you adapt it to suit you? These are the beginnings of fashion inspiration.
Fashion tends to move fast but fast fashion will not always look good on you if you are not six foot tall and a size zero. Take inspiration not just from the very latest things, but also from the cool fashion trends of the past. Vintage style can hold some real gems. Inspiration can definitely come from the past, as well as the present and the imagined future.
It is important not to have narrow horizons when it comes to fashion. Travel is a great boon to those who are seeking style inspiration. You should think about getting out there and seeing the wider world – that way you open yourself to a whole new world of style inspiration and adventure.
Keep your eyes open because if you are imaginative and observant, fashion inspiration can come from just about anywhere.