Keeping up with the latest trends in fashion can be a bit daunting when you consider just how quickly a new look can go viral, literally overnight. All it takes is one pop icon to be seen in something a bit out of the ordinary and before you know it, a whole new trend has emerged. If you are curious as to just how all those fashionistas are always on the cutting edge of style, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how they do it.
Knowledge Is the Foundation of Fashion Sense
One of the biggest problems you may need to overcome is a lack of knowledge about the fashion industry. Altogether too many people don’t understand that not all things work equally well on all body types. That knowledge comes with education. Just because that model looks fabulous in a dress doesn’t mean the fit or the color will look great on you. It may be all wrong for your body type.
If you really want to keep up with the latest trends, start with a solid foundation of the fashion industry. Check out sites like ssense.com which keep up with the leading designers but go beyond selling merchandise; they keep you informed. Trending styles are often discussed in terms of how the latest fashions should be worn as well as who is wearing those awe-inspiring creations.
Keep up with Iconic Influencers
Have you ever read the reviews of the Golden Globes or the Emmys? Oddly, more attention is often given to the outfits those celebs are seen in rather than the actual reason they are getting the award. If you haven’t paid attention to that, now would be a great time to start. Take a moment to look at the reviews on Breitbart to see some of the best and worst dressed at the 2018 Golden Globes. Just because you spend the price of a new car on a Versace doesn’t mean it will work for you – and that is what matters.
Year after year, actors like Angelina Jolie are seen in fashions that suit them. They are the iconic influencers you might want to follow. Whether it is in the news, reviews or on social media, it helps to see what those influencers are wearing and learn about how they work. You can see what the latest fashion designers are doing and from there you can match those trends to your own personal style.
Never Disregard Grassroot Trends
Some of the biggest success stories have come from literally unheard of designers who capitalized on grassroots trends. Anita Dongre is one such designer who made it big from a humble beginning in her own flat with just a single sewing machine. Now, famous people such as Kate Middleton are seen frolicking in Dongre’s grassroots inspired designs.
Also, you may wish to take a look back at the magical 60s where so many of today’s fashions have their origins. These were politically inspired statements that somehow weaved their way into an entire generation, and from there, an entire culture. These are the grassroots designs that can literally take over an entire industry.
Window Shopping for the New Age
There once was a time when consumers would wander down city streets or along the storefronts in a mall to gaze upon the latest fashions window dressers would display. While that is still a possibility, more people now browse the internet simply because it is faster and much more convenient.
If you really want to keep up with the latest trends, be vigilant in your pursuit of what’s out there. You can still visit the local malls, but isn’t it better to simply keep a list of your favorite online retailers to see what offerings they have from season to season? It’s window shopping in a new age where you can check out fashions around the globe in one sitting from the convenience of your PC or mobile device.
Write Your Own Story
Even though you are trying to keep up with the latest trends in fashion, you need to remember that it’s really all about you. Make your own statement. Write your own story. See what your favorite celebs are wearing but always with the understanding of why it works so well on them. Be realistic in your expectations because your own personal style needs to be a ‘fit.’
There are tons of photos out there comparing celebs wearing the very same dress. On one it looks like a work of art and on the other, it just doesn’t work at all. Your big takeaway from all this is about learning to dress to kill. By all means, follow the latest designers and trending fashions, but choose your poison carefully.