Ways to Follow Fashion
By Editorial Staff
Contributed by Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
We wear clothes every day, so we may as well look good in them. Wouldn’t you agree?
This is where fashion enters the picture. High design and more affordable brands influenced by acclaimed designers have the ability to elevate the way we look and feel.
In no time, you’ll develop a strong sense of style to filter to the trends you choose to adapt and ignore – acting on every new trend you see can get addictive and pricey.
These top ways to follow fashion will keep you in the loop on what’s hot and what will hopefully burn out before it enters anyone’s closet.
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Ordering catalogs is an effortless way to keep up with the latest offerings from your favorite shops. Subscribe to the most tasteful high fashion stores around and keep an eye out for their catalogs highlighting the hottest seasonal items. Flipping through a glossy catalog is a nice change of pace from staring at flat screens!
9. Read the mags
Reading fashion magazines is a traditional way to keep abreast of trends, but it’s effective. The folks behind these super glossy pages know their stuff. The designers they feature are eccentric and, while they won’t be designing your fall wardrobe, their collections will influence what’s available in many go-to apparel stores.
8. Go straight to the source
Movers and shakers in the magazine world get front row seats for spring and fall fashion weeks in New York City. But you don’t even have to leave the house. At least one-third of the brands presenting in September 2013 will stream their runway shows live. Check out Mashable’s full list of stream-able fashion shows.
7. 140 characters at a time
Follow your favorite fashion sites and journalists on Twitter. You’ll be among the first to know when Jason Wu’s collection hits which stores. From GQ posting examples of cool street style today, to fellow fashionistas sharing their favorite new trends of the season, Twitter feeds you all the fashion news you want from every possible angle.
6. Pretty on Pinterest
As a visual medium, fashion lends itself to the most visual online platform of all – Pinterest. This site is a one-stop shop for those looking to follow fashion, and even pick up some tips and tricks along the way. Create your own account so you can pin or re-pin latest findings on your fashion board. Then follow eclectic boards that either share your sense of style, or focus on fashion icons like Brigitte Bardot.
5. Design blogs
One of the most fun ways to follow fashion is by finding a few design blogs you adore. For example, Ashley Madekwe’s RingMyBell is an image heavy stream of the actress’s outfits from casual street wear to her favorite designer frocks. Learn how modern fashionistas piece together eye-catching outfits from a mix of old and new.
4. Hello, Tumblr
Tumblr is an image-driven blogging platform host to blogging models, photographers, designers and fellow fashion lovers. Create an account and follow those whose style you admire. Who knows? You may even feel compelled to start your own blog, compile the designs of the day you love most.
3. Window shop
Leave the wallet at home and go on a stroll down a street with independent boutiques featuring luxurious clothing. See how stylists put ensembles together from head to toe. Take what inspires you and leave the rest.
2. What’s playing?
Movies influence fashion and vice versa, which means every time you watch a movie you’re really multi-taking. Fortunately, some of the most fashionable movies of all time are also wildly entertaining. From Bonnie & Clyde’s chic, tailored looks, to the little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and girly glamour in The Notebook, you’ll see why the silver screen is a timeless muse.
1. People watch
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People watching is a past time many of us enjoy. It’s relaxing to kick back at outdoor cafés and observing without actually participating. While you’re sipping on that latte, take mental fashion notes on what people are wearing. What’s new? What works in a surprising way and why do you like it?
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