If you have a keen interest in fashion and want to keep your finger on the pulse with the latest trends, there are many ways you can source information, and they don’t need to be costly and time consuming.
Magazines are a good way to keep up with the latest styles as they are packed full with articles and photos of the most popular trends, with celebrities for additional inspiration. There are also specific magazines which are entirely related to the fashion industry, and a useful idea is to take clippings of the best outfits to copy the styles on the high street. Many will also show you which styles not to wear, so you can stay away from these particular outfits.
Social Media is a way to keep up-to-date with the latest fashion trends and styles, and share information and experiences with like minded people. Websites such as Facebook and twitter let you keep up with designers and all the latest fashion news. Online blogs are also a good way to keep up with the latest styles, and are cost free. Bloggers tend to have all the latest information at their fingertips too, and they usually cover styles for all shapes and sizes. Many other websites have forums where you can have a chat with others and get hints and tips on trends and styles; you can even start your own trend!
Taking a walk down the high street is another way of keeping on top of the latest styles. Have a look at passers-by and copy styles if you see something you like, or adapt it to suit your own style. Also, have a good look in shop windows and you’ll get an idea of which outfits are fashionable for the season.
Have a look at fashion websites, by doing a Google search and you will usually have the option of signing up to newsletters. This means you will receive the latest fashion advice and tips, straight to your email inbox. You’ll find a lot of style magazines also have their own website, so this saves you the cost and means you can instantly purchase any outfits you particularly like.
You can’t really get any closer to the latest trends, than by directly following the most influential designers in the fashion industry. Designers are at the heart of fashion, so keeping a close eye on their websites will ensure you are up-to-date on what’s going on within the industry. Calvin Klein, for example, allow visitors to view the catwalk show of the Spring Collection for 2011. Other designers, such as Versace and Burberry, have forward thinking websites, which are very alluring and enticing to visit. These sites enable you to discover the latest fashion trends, before they are released in magazines and prior to hitting the high street. You can also purchase clothes and accessories via these websites, and sign up to alerts and news updates.